Monday, March 1, 2010

Royal Enfield unveils C5 Military model

Its campaign hat set at a jaunty angle, the Royal Enfield Bullet C5 Military model is reporting for duty for 2010.

Royal Enfield dealers have been told they will get the C5 in "Battle Green" (olive drab) colors, replacing the G5 Military that served with honor in 2009. The C5 Military is the motorcycle that caused so much excitement when it appeared in pictures from the New Delhi motorcycle show.

It was called the "Battle Green" in India, but that appears to be the name of the color, not the model name, if you go by the preliminary spec sheet I saw. The frame and body are olive drab and the single sprung saddle seat is standard equipment. Bring your own sidearm.

Now it's coming to the U.S. Remarkably, according to U.S. importer Classic Motorworks, the prices dealers will pay are not going up for 2010, and the Military will not cost them more than other C5 models. That's good news for everybody.

Royal Enfield will debut the 2010 models at Daytona Bike Week this week, but the Military C5 is the big news. Looks ready for action, doesn't it?


  1. This new military model looks good (in general), however it has far too many shiney bits to be a serious military machine.

    Also, how about a "Desert Corp" version in tan/khaki?

  2. Anonymous3/02/2010

    May be my old eyes but I don't see a kicker. Based on my history with RE electric legs the lack of kicker would be a deal breaker.
    George E

  3. I was squinting myself. There is no kicker in these pictures but they are obviously studio shots and may not predict precisely what we will get. As far as I have heard, there are no problems with the electric start on the new Unit Constructed Engines. Electric start was designed into these engines from the beginning and should be perfectly reliable.

    1. Anonymous1/06/2014

      the kickers on the over side of the ive seen one up close at motorcycle live

  4. +1 on needing a kick start

  5. Anonymous6/06/2010 kicker..I bought a holdover 2009 just because of the bit of "insurance" and like the looks too!

  6. Anonymous2/01/2011

    what's the indian price for this beauty?

  7. can i buy C5 military model in india ??

  8. As far as I can tell from the web site, the Military is not available in India. I have read that one reason for this is that Indian authorities would frown on a motorcycle that looked too much like an actual military or police vehicle. Not sure if that is true.

  9. Anonymous4/24/2012

    Indians Authorities r pain in the Arse. Coming from an indian.


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