27 Apr 2021 Shakti Nath Jha
Update - Royal Enfield has now added Meteor 350 and it comes with tubeless tyres.
Royal Enfield is a very popular two-wheeler manufacturer, not only in the Indian market but also abroad. This Madras-based Indian two-wheeler manufacturer is acclaimed all over the world for its old-school classic motorcycles that have an inherent retro charm. The Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and the Classic 350 are the company's best-selling motorcycles. Until now, RE motorcycles used to have tubed tyres only. But now, some new RE motorcycles are getting advanced tubeless tyres too. So, today we will be listing for you all the Royal Enfield bikes that are shod in tubeless tyres.
Royal Enfield currently has six BS6-compliant motorcycles in its Indian portfolio. They are Bullet 350, Classic 350, Himalayan 400, Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650 and the newly launched Meteor 350. We all know most Royal Enfield motorcycles get spoke rims and tubed tyres. However, they are very prone to punctures on our Indian roads and also require more maintenance. The tubeless tyres are much better in almost each and every aspect of motorcycling. So, Royal Enfield has now started providing tubeless tyres and alloy wheels too with its new bikes. The new BS6-compliant Classic 350 dual-channel ABS variant and the all-new Meteor 350 BS6 are currently the only Royal Enfield bikes to get alloy wheels and tubeless tyres.
The new 2020 Royal Enfield Classic 350 gets a BS6-compliant 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine. This motor churns out 20.07 PS of maximum power at 5250 RPM and 28 Nm of peak torque at 4000 RPM. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. For braking duties, it gets a disc brake at the front while at the rear one can choose between a drum or a disc. The suspension duties on the motorcycle are performed by telescopic forks at the front and dual spring-loaded shock absorbers at the rear.
The new Classic 350 BS6 is available in both single-channel ABS as well as dual-channel ABS variants. Also, one can choose between the option of spoke wheels with tubed tyres and alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. The tubeless tyres of the Classic 350 measure 90/90-19 at the front and 120/80-18 at the rear. The new 2020 Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS6 Dual-channel ABS version is priced between Rs. 1.69 lakhs - Rs. 1.86 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi.
The new 2020 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 BS6 was recently launched in the Indian market. It is an all-new motorcycle and gets a host of updates over the old Thunderbird 350 (the model it replaces in RE's line-up). The new RE Meteor 350 is powered by an all-new BS6-compliant 349cc, single-cylinder, air-oil-cooled engine and it also gets an electronic fuel-injection system. This motor churns out 20.2 PS of power at 6100 RPM and 27 Nm of peak torque at 4000 RPM. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
For braking duties, the new Meteor 350 gets disc brakes at either end with dual-channel ABS as standard. The suspension duties on the motorcycle are performed by telescopic forks at the front and dual spring-loaded shock absorbers at the rear. The new Meteor 350 gets alloy wheels with tubeless tyres. The front tyre of the motorcycle measures 100/90-19 while at the rear, it gets a 140/70-section 17-inch unit. The new 2020 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 BS6 is available in three variants - Fireball, Stellar and Supernova and it is priced between Rs. 1.75 lakhs - Rs. 1.90 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi.
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