Royal Enfield will surely be late to the party, but at last it will make it! Yes, the Chennai-based bikemaker will soon introduce the dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) on the Bullet 350 range motorcycles in India. The Royal Enfield Bullet 350, Bullet Classic 350 and Bullet ES ABS variants will see a release on 27th August, 2018. However, the bikemaker hasn’t yet made any official announcement on the same. Read – Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Launch Details Revealed
With this move, the Bullet 350 series will become the first RE bikes to get this safety fitment. Currently, all RE motorcycles come with a rear disc brake. Just so you know, Royal Enfield is already producing the dual-channel ABS versions of its bikes for the global markets. With the new safety feature, the RE Bullet 350 motorcycles will surely see a price hike. Check Out – Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Pictures & Details
The entry-level Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is currently available at Rs 1.16 lakh, while the Bullet ES and the Classic 350 cost Rs 1.31 lakh and Rs 1.39 lakh respectively. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
Talking about the ABS technology, this safety system prevents the wheels from locking up during panic braking by keeping tractive contact with road surface. It consists of four components including a controller, a pump, valves and wheel speed sensors. The dual-channel ABS has two sensors for controlling valve for the front and rear wheels. Read: Upcoming Royal Enfield Bikes in India
The ABS versions of the Royal Enfield 350 motorcycles will continue to use the same 346cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, Twinspark engine paired to a 5-speed gearbox. This motor churns out a maximum power of 19.8bhp at 5,250rpm and a peak torque of 28Nm at 4,000rpm. Check Out – India’s Top 5 Modified RE Bullets
While the Royal Enfield Bullet ES and Classic 350 feature a 280mm front disc with 2-piston calliper, and a 153mm rear drum brake, the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 comes fitted with a 7” front and 153mm rear drum brakes. All bikes get 35mm telescopic forks up front with 130 mm wheel travel and twin coil-spring shock absorbers suspension system at the rear.
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