Royal Enfield motorcycles to get big changes: Here're some spyshots
New Delhi : When it’s about bikes and motorcycles in India, youths are big fan of Royal Enfield collection. The classic 350 and 500 retro motorcycles are making huge money for the brand. As of now, the company is all set to bring big upgrades in the motorcycles. Besides, cosmetic changes and the addition of dual channel ABS, there are couple of modifications which riders will enjoy in the days to come.
As per the leaked information, the Royal Enfield Classic will now features a new tail lamp, a revised seat and also a new exhaust. A close look will allow one to see a slew of mechanical changes on the motorcycle. The swing arm is a new item and so is the chassis, The rear shock absorbers also are revised units, the absence of a kick start means that Royal Enfield may have finally decided to go full-electric in terms of starting, the rear disc brake is now situated on the right hand side and the chain on the left.
One worth mentioning change comes in the engine department. We expect Royal Enfield to add fuel injection to the 350cc Classic and the Bullet range of motorcycles. This change will be meant to make the motorcycle meet the much tighter Bharat Stage 6 emission norms.
Now, when there are so many upgrades, the price range is likely to go up as fuel injection is costlier than a carburetor. The benefits will be lower emissions, better fuel efficiency and a crisper throttle response.
Currently, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by a 346cc, unit construction engine with 19.8 Bhp-28 Nm on tap. The motor gets a carburetor as standard, along with a 5 speed manual gearbox. It uses overhead valves actuated by hydraulic tappets, and is an old school, long stroke design. The Classic 500 gets a 499cc version of the same engine, but with 27.2 Bhp-41.3 Nm outputs. Like the 350cc motor, a five speed manual gearbox is standard.
The upgraded Royal Enfield Classic 350/500 are likely to be launched in India by the end of 2019 or early 2020. Till then let's wait and watch!