The Indian government has decided to make ABS (anti-lock braking) system mandatory in two-wheelers from April 1. Chennai-based company Royal Enfield is constantly engaged in upgrading its motorcycles. Meanwhile, there have been talks that Royal Enfield is going to be the first such motorcycle to get ABS upgrades. The Royal Enfield bullet range includes Bullet 500, Bullet 350, and Bullet ES.
According to a report by Car Blog India, the latest version of the bullet will be launched in the first week of April. Royal Enfield can offer a single channel ABS in its new bullet. No other changes will be made except ABS. After the ABS integration, the price of the new bullet is expected to increase by Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000.
ABS will also be added to other models of Royal Enfield in the coming days. Royal Enfield will offer ABS in Thunderbird and later this feature will also be offered in the Himalayan.
Mechanically, the bullet 500 will still be given a single cylinder of 499 cc, air-cooled engine. This engine will generate power of 27.2 bhp at 5,250 rpm and generate 41.3-newton meter torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine will be equipped with 5-speed mesh gearbox.
Bullet 350 and Bullet Electra will be equipped with 346 Cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke engine, which will generate power of 19.8 BHP at 5250 RPM and 28 Newton torque at 4,000 RPM. Let’s say that the Indian government has made ABS mandatory in two-wheeler vehicles as a standard feature. The bikes or scooters that are already sold, they have to be upgraded to ABS.
Royal Enfield has loads of fan followers in the country as the models are considered as a status symbol. And with this add-on feature by the company shows how Royal Enfield is more dedicated to the safety of its customers.