The budget-friendly Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ABS has received its first price hike. The entry-level motorcycle in Royal Enfield’s portfolio, which made its debut at August this year at INR 1,12,000* (kick start) and INR 1,26,000* (electric start), is now listed at INR 1,14,755* and INR 1,30,365* respectively.
The motorcycle was introduced at competitive prices ahead of the festive season to help boost the sales during the high demand period. With the festive season in the rear-view mirror, Royal Enfield has decided to revise the prices of its entry-level model.
The Chennai-based two-wheeler brand offers the motorcycle in six colour options. The base, kick-start version of the Bullet 350 is available in Bullet Silver, Sapphire Bullet Blue and Bullet Onyx Black paint. The Electric Start variant can be purchased in Jet Black, Regal Red and Royal Blue options.
Unlike most of the products from Royal Enfield’s portfolio, the Bullet comes with a single-channel ABS and a rear drum brake. The setup aims to keep the costs low and final prices competitive. The braking setup comprises a disc brake at the front.
Styling cues of the Bullet ABS duo include several blacked-out parts instead of chrome units from the previous version. The Royal Enfield insignia is different on the two variants, with the Bullet 350 ES sporting a Royal Enfield tag, and the Bullet 350 getting a winged graphic logo on the fuel tank. Common features of both motorcycles include round headlight with chrome mask, twin-pod analogue instrument console, teardrop fuel tank design, chrome filler cap, ribbed-style cover and black side panels with Bullet 350 branding.
Shock absorption, like on the rest of the Royal Enfield products, includes conventional telescopic forks at the front and twin-sided springs at the back. Royal Enfield is yet to reveal its BS-VI compliant range, and that is not likely to happen before 2020. Thus, the engine on the Bullet 350 continues being BS-IV compliant. The 346 cc air-cooled, single-cylinder motor is paired with a five-speed gearbox, and it pumps out 20.07 PS of peak power at 5,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 28 Nm at 4,000 rpm.
We were hoping to see the Euro-V/BS-VI compliant Royal Enfield motorcycles at the 2019 EICMA motorcycle show, but the company opted to show its existing portfolio and custom motorcycles at the event in Milan, Italy.