The legendary Chennai-based motorcycle making company, Royal Enfield, has recently introduced its famous Classic 350 motorcycles in the Redditch models. These motorcycles have been launched to honor the birthplace of the company which is Redditch, Birmingham in the UK. The Redditch facility served in the World Wars but soon after 1950, the facility was shifted from the UK to India.
The new paint jobs on the MY 2017 Classic 350 models have been inspired by the ‘Flying Flea’ model that was on sale back in 1950. The ‘Flying Flea’ model was a 2-stroke motorcycle with a displacement of 125cc. The bike was initially named Royal Baby but the name was then changed to Flying Flea after being regularly air-dropped in the area of need.
The three new colors include Redditch Red, Redditch Green, and Redditch Blue. At the launch, Mr. Rudratej (Rudy) Singh, President, Royal Enfield said, “Royal Enfield launched the Classic in 2008 based on its popular ‘J2’ model, as our brand has always taken inspiration from its rich heritage to come up with evocative motorcycles in the modern era. The Classic then became one of the most loved motorcycles from Royal Enfield. Looking back into our decades-old legacy, we have given Classic a makeover taking cues from the motorcycles produced at Redditch, Royal Enfield’s birthplace UK. The Royal Enfield Redditch series will be available at Rs 1,46,093 (on-road Delhi)”