The Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is next in line to receive the ABS upgrade and a report from Financial Express claims that the motorcycle could arrive at dealers next month. The 350cc Bullet range has the Bullet 350 and 350 ES. In fact, select dealers have started to accept the booking for the motorcycle while the deliveries are likely to commence in March 2019.
Similar to the rest of the range, the Bullet 350 will receive a dual-channel ABS. Royal Enfield had introduced the rear disc variant of the Bullet 350, 350 ES in December 2018, listed at INR 1.28 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Regular readers would know that Royal Enfield launched the Bullet 500 ABS in India on January 10. The Royal Enfield Bullet 500 ABS carries a premium of about INR 14,000 over the discontinued non-ABS variant, and the 350cc version is likely to receive an equal increase in its ex-showroom price.
There would be no changes to the engine specifications and the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ABS would continue to use the 346cc, single-cylinder air-cooled, Twinspark engine that delivers 19.8 bhp of maximum power at 5,250 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
Royal Enfield had already updated its product portfolio to comply with the upcoming safety norms. The Royal Enfield motorcycles with ABS in the Indian market include Thunderbird 500X (INR 2.13 lakh*), Thunderbird 350X (INR 1.54 lakh*), Thunderbird 350 (INR 1.54 lakh*), Redditch 350 (INR 1.79 lakh*) among others. The 650 Twins came with dual-channel ABS right from the launch.
The company, as confirmed by, Eicher Motors’ CEO, Siddhartha Lal, will introduce new products post the enforcement of the BS-VI emission norms. Royal Enfield will reportedly introduce motorcycles based on four new platforms – P, J, Q and K.