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Royal Enfield Classic, Thunderbird alloys as official accessories at Rs 10k

It is not the Royal Enfield 650 Twins, which get alloys as official accessory first. But the Classic and Thunderbird range, which have been given alloy wheels as official accessory by Royal Enfield. But the Classic and Thunderbird range, which gets alloys as accessory.

The bikes are not launched with alloys, they are only offered as accessory. So you will need to purchase these separately. Finally owners can install Royal Enfield branded alloys, instead of resorting to aftermarket fitments.

The new Royal Enfield alloys are on sale at authorized dealers. Price of a pair of alloy wheels is Rs 10,000. Fitting time mentioned on the official site is 105 minutes. Compatible bikes are – Classic 350, Classic 500, Thunderbird 350, Thunderbird 500, Thunderbird X 350, Thunderbird X 500. These alloys are different than the stock alloys which are sold with the TB X range. These new alloys come with dual tone finish.

Speaking about their new alloys, RE says, “Add a bit of style to your motorcycle with Royal Enfield branded cast alloy wheels. The black painted 9-spoke wheels have been machined cut for a detailed look. Your original tyres, tubes and brakes seamlessly integrate with the alloys. You also have an option to switch to tubeless tyres. TUV certified with a 2-year warranty.”

There are many benefits of having alloy wheels instead of spoke wheels. For one, alloys allow for punctures to be easily repaired. This saves time. Though, it is also to be noted that spoke rims are much stronger. Maintenance of spoked rims are also easer due to lower cost and while alloy wheels are available with tubeless tyres, spoke wheels are usually offered with tube tyres.

Apart from launching new alloys, other news from the RE camp is that the company is getting ready for the launch of Trials 350 and Trials 500 in India. These are Scrambler variants of Classic 350 and 500. They will launch on March 26, 2019 at Amby Valley in Pune. These bikes derive most of their parts from the Classic 350 and 500. The Trials have been seen with a single seat format with a luggage rack in place of the pillion seat, off road tyres and raised mudguards.

The bikes will receive conventional telescopic forks and dual rear shock with disc brakes, dual channel ABS as standard and 19/18” wheel setup. To cater to its offroading capabilities, the Trials will be fitted with dual purpose tyres while in terms of engine lineup could borrow its engines from the Bullet 350 and 500. This 350cc engine offering 19.8 bhp power and 28 Nm torque and 500cc engine capable of 27 bhp power and 41 Nm torque will get mated to 5 speed transmissions. Pricing of Royal Enfield Trials 350 and Trials 500 will be around Rs.1.7 lakhs and Rs.2.2 lakhs respectively.

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