Royal Enfield is an Indian Bike maker, who is known around young and matured biker of India! It is more like a Harley Davidson of India and it had reached cult status with the bikers who love long ride and brotherhood biking! I being a diecast scale model collector wanted a Royal Enfield in my collection for some time, the time is finally here as Royal Enfield has announced Classic 500 (one of its flagship model) in 1:12 scale. This is a great news for collectors like me and bikers brothers around the world.
The news gets better because the paint scheme is legendary desert storm, which is a very famous color with Royal Enfield lover here. The sand color scheme was released to few years back to celebrate it war era roots and it was well received so this 1:12 diecast model also will do great just like the real bike!
Options is always good so if the desert sand scheme dint turn you on, they had a black as well which is also a famous color for it blend in factor. In fact I personally liked the black more than the sand color because, the flaws don’t show up the way it shows up in the desert storm variant.
As per the information available at this point the diecast model is to made by Maisto, who is known for making some cool bike models in 1:12 and 1:18 scale. And this would be sold both in dealership and hobby stores staring April this year. I found an Indian online store “hobbytoys.co” who is accepting preorder for this model(Desert Storm and Black). Priced at INR.1200 (USD.17) this is a seal and falls into the same price fracked as the 1:12 Harley Davidson range! This will do really good with bike collector due to its novelty factor. Do you want one in your collection, better pre-order as it may go out of stock soon! Good Luck.