Following introduction of the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and 350 ES with ABS , the entire company lineup is now updated with ABS as a standard fitment. The Bullet 350 and 350ES are the only two bikes in the company lineup to get single channel ABS as standard, while the other Royal Enfield models receive dual ABS.
According to the new safety regulations, all bikes at 125cc or above; sold after 1st April 2019 should be fitted with ABS as a standard safety feature. There is no compulsion on dual channel ABS, so a single channel ABS equipped bike also passes this rule. Those bikes in the sub 125cc segment, should have CBS as a standard fitment.
The updated Royal Enfield motorcycles with ABS come in at a higher price as compared to their non ABS counterparts (which are now discontinued). The company has released the complete price list of their updated motorcycles.
Prices increased for dual channel ABS equipped RE bikes are in the range of Rs Rs.12,000-14,000 while single channel ABS equipped bikes like the Bullet 350 and 350 ES come in with a price hike of Rs.4,500 and Rs.1,500 respectively.
Following these price update, the Bullet 350 now costs Rs.1.21 lakhs while the Bullet 350ES is priced at Rs.1.35 lakhs. The duo continue to be the most affordable RE bikes on sales in India. RE Classic 350 carries a price tag ranging from Rs.1.53-1.63 lakhs and Thunderbird 350 is priced Rs.1.56 lakhs along with the Thunderbird 350X which is priced at Rs.1.63 lakhs and Thunderbird 500X at Rs.2.06 lakhs.
Newly launched Bullet Trials 350 is priced at Rs.1.62 lakhs while the Himalayan gets priced at Rs.1.82 lakhs. Bullet 500, Classic 500 and Trials 500 are all priced at Rs.1.88 lakhs, Rs.2.01-2.11 lakhs and Rs.2.07 lakhs respectively. All prices are ex-sh, Delhi.
The price list does not include Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor and Continental GT; as these bikes were fitted with dual channel ABS at the time of launch itself. Their prices remain unchanged.
The inclusion of ABS as a standard fitment could see a reduced number of accidents and mishaps on the road. This feature prevent the bikes and biker from losing control or skidding under extreme braking condition.