Royal Enfield has fully updated it product lineup with ABS, in view of the new safety regulations which demand CBS/ABS as compulsory features on all bikes manufactured after 1st April 2019.
All bikes of engine capacity of 125cc or above, need to be fitted with ABS while bikes in the sub 125cc segment should be fitted with Combined Braking System (CBS). The first bike in the Royal Enfield lineup to be updated was the Classic Signals 350 (price Rs 1.62 lakhs), while the last one is the Bullet 350 and 350 ES.
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 gets single channel ABS as a standard feature. This new safety feature has seen a price hike of more than Rs.3,500 for the Bullet 350; which is now priced at Rs. 1.21 lakhs while the Bullet 350 ES now carries a price tag of Rs.1.35 lakhs. All prices are ex-sh, Delhi.
Apart from the inclusion of ABS, there are no other changes seen on the RE Bullet 350 or the 350 ES. It continues to sport telescopic forks in the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. Braking is via a 280mm disc brake in the front and 240mm disc brake at the rear with Rear Lift Off Protection.
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and 350 ES are the most affordable RE motorcycles on sale today. They are powered by the same 346cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, twin spark engine offering 20 hp power at 5,250 rpm and 28 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed gearbox. The engine allows for an estimated top speed of 110 kmph and approximate mileage of 30 kmpl.
Royal Enfield has announced an investment of Rs 700 crores this fiscal for research and development of new motorcycles and their engines. RE is working on new generation of Classic, Thunderbird and Bullet range of motorcycles. Apart from new BS6 compliant engines, the new gen motorcycles will also come with new chassis, which will change the overall motorcycle riding experience. New RE motorcycles are expected to be lighter, and more refined. They are expected to be launched early next year.