The Royal Enfield Classic 350 Gun Metal Grey is now available with the safety net of dual-channel ABS. The new Classic 350 Gun Metal Grey has been priced at INR 1.80 lakh (on-road), and the motorcycle has started to arrive in the showrooms. Photographs of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey ABS were shared with IAB by Siddhi Vinayak Royal Enfield, Sagunamore, Patna.
Apart from the addition of ABS, specifications remain identical to the standard motorcycle. A 346cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, Twinspark, air-cooled engine appears on the ABS equipped model. The motor is tuned to deliver maximum power output of 19.8 bhp at 5,250 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm, and is mated to a five-speed gearbox.
A 280mm single disc with a two-piston calliper at the front and a 240mm single disc with a single-piston calliper at the rear provide the stopping power. The wire-spoke wheels are wrapped in MRF sourced 90/90-19 section tyre at the front and a 110/90-18 unit at the back.
At the front are 35mm convention telescopic forks with 130mm of travel while at the rear are twin, gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload and 80mm of travel.
Other Royal Enfield motorcycles available with ABS at this time are Signals 350 (limited edition), Himalayan, Himalayan Sleet, Classic 500, Classic 500 Desert Storm, Classic 500 Stealth Black and Classic 500 Chrome.
The Government of India has set April 1, 2019, as the deadline for manufacturers to equip their complete product portfolio (125cc and above) with ABS and (below 125cc) with CBS.
Meanwhile, Royal Enfield is gearing up to extend its motorcycle lines with the launch of the 650 Twins. The new Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650 are expected to be launched in the Indian market by mid-November 2018.
The 650 Twins would come standard with dual channel ABS. The Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650 are expected to arrive in the sub-INR 3 lakh (ex-showroom) price range, which will make them the most affordable 650cc motorcycles in the Indian market.