The Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350 was the first RE bike to feature an ABS variant. At the launch, Royal Enfield confirmed that slowly every bike in the lineup will get ABS. Last week, the Royal Enfield Himalayan got ABS and was priced a bit more at Rs 1.79 Lakhs. Now, silently, it has launched the Royal Enfield Classic 500 ABS. The third in the line gets a dual-channel ABS. However, the ABS variant will come only in 2 color options – Stealth Black and Desert Storm. For the rest of the colors, the ABS feature will come later. The prices of the Royal Enfield Classic 500 ABS are out and CarandBike reports it to be priced starting at Rs 1.99 Lakhs up to Rs 2.10 Lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai). It is priced around 15,000 more than the price of non-ABS classic 500.
The Classic 500 comes in total 7 color options. These include Squadron Blue, Desert Storm, Battle Green, Classic Black, Chrome Graphite, Classic Black and the latest, Stealth Black. These are basically different variants and are priced differently. The costliest one is the Classic Chrome series, which is priced at Rs 1.96 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Even now, the Classic Chrome series is priced at Rs 2.10 Lakhs.
The price of the Classic 500 ABS might sound a bit too steep. The Himalayan ABS was priced around Rs 10-12,000 more than the non-ABS Himalayan. But here, the ABS variant is priced around Rs 15,000 more. Since now it crosses the price of Rs 2 Lakhs, it is a bit overpriced.
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 ABS comes with a 499cc air-cooled twin-spark engine. This engine produces around 27 BHP of power and 41 Nm of torque. The bike comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with a wet multi-plate clutch. The estimated mileage of the bike is around 25 kmpl.
Features on the street racer include front and rear disc brake, halogen headlamps, Pilot Lamps, Split seats and more. Now the front and rear disc brake come with a dual-channel ABS, which makes it safer. For suspension, it gets telescopic forks in the front and adjustable pre-load shocks in the rear.
Also, the Royal Enfield is gearing up for new launches this month. The Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 are launching globally in the USA. The media invites are sent to various automobile publications across the world. The Twins are going to launch globally around 22nd September. The India launch of both the bikes would happen in November.
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