This Royal Enfield Bike Gets ABS in India And Costs Rs 1.62 Lakh
The Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350 is the first motorcycle in the company’s range in India to get ABS.
Royal Enfield bikes always evoke that retro-feel and the Classic Signals 350 is no different. It pays homage to the brand’s 65-year association with the Indian armed forces. The Classic Signals 350 is priced at Rs 1,61,728 ex-showroom Chennai.
The Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350 comes in two colours - airborne blue and stormrider sand (brown) - as a tribute to the armed forces, where the brand still does duty. Each bike will have a stenciled number on the tank representing a production number (which look like military identification numbers). It comes with a blacked-out engine and silencer with a dark-tan leather seat.
However, the biggest change is that the Classic 350 will now be available with dual-channel ABS. This feature will then extend to the Himalayan in September, followed by the upcoming Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650.
By April 2019, all Royal Enfield motorcycles will come with dual-channel ABS as standard. The company already sells the Himalayan with ABS in the UK market.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is the brand’s largest selling model selling close to 37,000 units every month. The Classic series was introduced in late 2009 in both 350cc and 500cc models, with the latter being fuel-injected. The Classic 350 continues to have a carburettor, but it now gets front and rear disc brakes - which has made it easier for the company to introduce dual-channel ABS.
The Classic 350 is powered by a single-cylinder, 349 cc engine that produces 19.8 bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque with a 5-speed transmission. It comes with both electric start and kick start functions, unlike more modern motorcycles, which have done away with the kickstarter.
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