It’s been six months since Royal Enfield introduced a rear disc brake on its Classic 350 Redditch series bikes. In June, the rear disc brake was the only added feature on the bike, and that warranted a price increase of about 8k. Now dual ABS has been added, and price has increased to Rs 1.8 lakhs on road.
Royal Enfield Redditch Classic 350 was first launched in India in January 2017. It draws inspiration from motorcycles of yore. To be precise, Royal Enfield motorcycles produced in Redditch, UK in the ‘50s. That legacy inspires the brightly coloured Redditch bikes. Classic 350 Redditch series is available in red, blue and green. That means you get a brightly coloured fuel tank matched with a largely all black and chrome bodywork.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch features a 280 mm disc with a single-pot calliper at the rear. The same features in Classic 500 and Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey variant too. In the front it has a 280 mm single-disc with a 2-piston calliper. With the rear disc brake helping improve riding experience, these last six months, dual ABS will now help better the experience further.
Royal Enfield has in the last couple of weeks, regularly introduced ABS variants for it’s current line-up. The newest in that order is Classic 350 Redditch ABS variant. Watch the detailed walkaround video below.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch ABS variant gets power from a 346 cc single-cyl, air-cooled, 4-stroke, twin spark engine that returns max power of 19.8 bhp at 5250 rpm and max torque of 28 Nm at 4000 rpm, mated to 5-speed transmission. The bike features telescopic forks up front, and rear twin shocks.
From April 2019, India mandates ABS or CBS as a standard feature on two-wheelers basis cc classification. It bodes well then that manufacturers are periodically introducing ABS variants well in time before the option becomes standard. This would also mean, the orderbooks for non ABS/CBS variants would finally come to a close.