Royal Enfield Himalayan Will Soon Get Dual-Channel ABS – Report

2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan BS4 (FI)

The upcoming Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 bikes will also feature the dual-channel ABS.

Royal Enfield will offer single-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) on all its motorcycles (Classic and Thunderbird range) in India. The company’s flagship offering – Himalayan, however, will get the advanced dual-channel ABS. The export version of the Himalayan already comes equipped with the dual-channel unit. The upcoming Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT 650 bikes will also feature the dual-channel ABS.

The ABS system prevents bikes’ wheels from locking during braking situations. Using information from wheel speed sensors, it adjusts the brake fluid pressure to maintain traction and avoid fall downs. While the single-channel unit works on the front wheel only, the dual-channel unit works for both front and rear wheels. With the addition of ABS, the Royal Enfield bikes will get expensive by Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000. Check Out – Upcoming Royal Enfield Bikes in India

Just so you know, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a notice saying that all two-wheelers with a capacity more than 125cc will require to be equipped with ABS from April 1, 2018. In order to meet the new safety norms, the Chennai-based bikemaker will soon introduce the ABS as standard across its range.

Talking about the Royal Enfield Himalayan, the model lineup received the fuel-injected variant in September, 2017. Power for the bike comes from a 411cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine churning out 24.5bhp at 6,500rpm and 32Nm at 4,250rpm.

The Chennai-based bikemaker will expand its Indian product lineup with all-new 650 twins, which are scheduled to launch by mid 2018. Both the bikes share the chassis and 648cc, fuel injected parallel-twin engine. This powertrain delivers 47bhp at 7,100rpm and 52Nm at 4,000rpm. The company is also working on a new 750cc adventure tourer, which is reported to be christened as Interceptor 750.

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