The Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350 has been launched in India at Rs 1.61 lakh, ex-Chennai. The Classic Signals 350 is also the first motorcycle in the country with ABS and a dual channel at that. It is based on the Classic 350 and homage to the brand’s association with the Indian armed forces. There are two colours available – Airborne Blue and Stormrider Sand. These colours have been inspired from certain units of the armed forces. Customers can also choose from over 40 genuine accessories for the bikes. These accessories will have a two year warranty on them as well. Bookings have started across all RE dealerships in the country while deliveries will begin in a month.
The Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350 motorcycles will have a stenciled number on the tank representing the production number. All these motorcycles will also have blacked out wheels, mirrors, silencer and the engine. The seat will also be a dark tan unit. All these aforementioned features are unique to these motorcycles along with the fly screen in front. One can only order the bikes with a single seat configuration. The Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350 motorcycles will continue in series production and will not be limited edition units.
What we like about this launch is the fact that RE has started supplying ABS-equipped motorcycles to the Indian market. ABS, unlike other makers, is a dual channel here. It helps prevent skidding of the motorcycle while applying brakes in an emergency. There is no change in the engine specifications – a 350cc single cylinder air cooled motor that makes 20PS/28Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine comes to life with the help of a kick starter as well as electric start.
It is being said that Royal Enfield is readying to launch other motorcycles with ABS in the country soon. The Himalayan too will get ABS soon and the launch is expected to happen sometime in mid-September. RE’s first twin cylinder motorcycle too will be on sale in India towards the end of the year.