Just ahead of the festive season, Royal Enfield has introduced two new variants of its popular motorcycles Classic 350 and Classic 500. The two new variants will sport new colours and features to attract new customers. The Classic 350 gets a new Gunmetal Grey colour while the Classic 500 gets a new Stealth Black colour.
Both the new colours are matt finished. Royal Enfield has also introduced rear disc brake for the Indian market with the new launches. The Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey is priced at Rs. 1,59,677 while the Classic 500 Stealth Black is priced at Rs. 2,05,213 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom, Chennai.
Introducing the new motorcycles, Mr. Rudratej (Rudy) Singh, President, Royal Enfield said,
We try to stick to doing things that are authentic. In that spirit, the new Gunmetal Grey and Stealth Black variants of the Classic are an ode to our riders and their journeys. It is an authentic expression of self and a celebration of the dark and the spirit of the various shades of night when a rider reminisces the day gone by and the day that is to unfold. We are confident that this will resonate with riders and aspirants who believe in what we believe. Pure Motorcycling. With these new Classic additions riders have more ways to tell their story”
The Classic 350 is the best selling Royal Enfield motorcycle and is powered by 346cc single-cylinder engine. The carburetted engine produces a maximum power of 19.8 Bhp at 5250 rpm while torque peaks at 4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission.
The Classic 500 is powered by 499cc single-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 27.2 Bhp at 5,250 rpm and peak torque of 41.3 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The engine is fuel injected and comes mated to a five-speed transmission.
Interestingly, Royal Enfield has not included the ABS feature with the new launches. It may be noted that the ABS will be mandatory for motorycles from April 2018.