Royal Enfield has reportedly launched new variants of its much popular Classic models(especially in Punjabi’s). The Classic 350(first choice of youth) is now available in a brand new gunmetal gray color scheme. while the other Royal Enfield Classic 500 will now also come with a black paint job( amazing news for Punjabis) priced at Rs 2.05 lakh, both the prices are on-road of Chennai. Booking of both the motorcycles will start this month. lets read more about the upgrades.
Features and Details of the New Royal Enfield Bullet:
Along with getting new color and price tag, both the motorcycles have been given some mechanical upgrades. Such as an updated swing arm (borrowed from the Thunderbird, OUCH!) and a disc brake at the rear. The new variants will carry the same engine as the regular Classic 350 and Classic 500( Doesn’t matter).
The Classic 350 is powered by a 346cc twin-spark, single cylinder engine developing 19.8 bhp at 5,250 rpm whereas torque of 28 Nm at 4,000 rpm mated to five-speed manual transmission. Similarly, The Classic 500 is powered by a 499cc twin-spark, air-cooled engine that makes 27.2 bhp at 5250 rpm and 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm.
Although this seems right modifications, the cost of Enfield 350 goes up to 1.59 lacs. Also, the price tag of Enfield 500 is up to 2.04 lacs. Well, effects of Supreme courts results in the hike of the price. Earlier, Royal Enfield updated its line up with BS4 emission norms and AHO and also increased prices of its products by Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000(they care for nature). But neglecting the cost effects, Company sales figures are improved (special thanks to Punjab).
What the Company has to say?:
The company witnessed a growth of 22 percent in August 2017, selling over 67,977 units. These include 63,637 units of motorcycles with the 350cc engine( a Special favorite of all Punjabi’s) and 4,340 units of those with an engine displacement of 500cc. Focusing on the first half of year i.e from January 2017 to August 2017, the company sold 316,432 units. Also special, the company has also been testing its upcoming motorcycle – Continental GT750, expected to arrive later this year.
With this, We hope the improvement of Royal Enfield attracts more people from other parts of India Besides Punjab. When it will be arriving in Punjab, that is the main question.