A homage to the Indian Army Corps of Signals

Conceived as a tribute to the birth of the Royal Enfield WD/RE series of motorcycles and Royal Enfield’s military heritage, Royal Enfield launched a special limited run version of the Classic 500 called the “Pegasus” edition back in August this year. Not even a month later, the Indian brand launched another machine highlighting its association with the military.

Called the “Classic Signals”, this special edition motorcycles is based on the brand’s Classic 350 and pays homage to its close association and partnership with the Indian Armed Forces. It gets new colors and cosmetic updates and is also Royal Enfield’s first offering to get ABS in the Indian market where the Signals edition will be launched for.

Royal Enfield salutes the armed forces with this special "Signals" edition of the Classic 350 Exterior
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Celebrating 65-year-old association with the Indian Armed Forces, Royal Enfield has come up with this special edition Classic 350 that cues its new paintjob to the Indian Army Corps of Signals, an arm of the Indian Army, which handles its military communications. This, however, will not be a limited edition affair like the Pegasus.

Royal Enfield says that the Signals Edition pays tribute to not only the armed forces but also to the men and women keeping our skies and the borders safe. The “Classic 350 Stormrider Sand” and the “Classic 350 Airborne Blue” is the true testament to that legacy Royal Enfield is trying to showcase.

Royal Enfield salutes the armed forces with this special "Signals" edition of the Classic 350 Exterior
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Royal Enfield salutes the armed forces with this special "Signals" edition of the Classic 350 Exterior
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Royal Enfield salutes the armed forces with this special "Signals" edition of the Classic 350 Exterior
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Royal Enfield salutes the armed forces with this special "Signals" edition of the Classic 350 Exterior
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The bikes get the armed force’s emblem, and each of the Classic 350 Signals Edition comes with a serial number stenciled on the tank making every motorcycle truly unique. Stormrider Sand and Airborne Blue palettes are complimented with blacked out chrome bits including the headlamp bezel, engine, crankcase cover, exhaust muffler, spoked wheels, and the handlebar. You get a brown leather saddle for both the rider and the passenger.

Mechanically, however, it is still the same Classic 350 with the 346cc Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Air cooled mill producing a healthy 20 hp power and 24 lb-ft max torque. The bike’s ride quality is assured by front 35mm telescopic forks (130mm travel) and a rear twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload (80mm travel).

Royal Enfield salutes the armed forces with this special "Signals" edition of the Classic 350 Exterior
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What’s also new are the brakes. The motorcycle comes with a large 280mm disc brake at front and a 153mm drum brake at the rear, though it would have been a welcome move if Royal Enfield introduces a rear disc brake on this motorcycle. This time, RE has introduced dual-channel ABS on this 350, the first amongst the lineup in India.

The bikes also receive a pair of military-style canvas panniers themed after the Signals edition with a host of other accessories ranging from windscreens, crash guards, shirts, boots, jackets, t-shirts, caps, lapel pins, bags and helmets. The Signals Edition is priced at a premium of approximately ₹ 15,000 ($200) over the standard model, making the price tag read ₹1.62 lakh ($ 2,230).

Royal Enfield salutes the armed forces with this special "Signals" edition of the Classic 350 Exterior
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