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Royal Enfield has just rolled out the 350 Bullet ES (Electra) model with a rear disc brake. A walk-around video, courtesy Subho's Vlogs, showcases the addition of the rear disc brake on the 350 Bullet ES (Electra) model. It does, however, miss out on dual-channel ABS, which is expected to be introduced at a later stage.
Royal Enfield also introduced its Bullet 350 (standard) with the rear disc brake, a couple of months back. Both variants of the Bullet 350 (ES and Standard) now come with a small price hike. The 350 Bullet ES and the 350 Bullet (Standard) are now priced at Rs 1.32 Lakh and 1.28 Lakh, respectively. Both prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).
Apart from the addition of the rear disc brake, the Electra 350 does not feature any other changes, either mechanical or cosmetic. Both the Bullet 350 and the 350 Electra are technically the same and come with only minor changes. One of the major changes is the addition of an electric start button on the ES model.
Both motorcycles, feature the same 346cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine producing 19.8bhp and 28Nm of torque. The engine is further mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The motorcycles are also said to receive fuel-injection systems from 2020, with the advent of stricter BS-VI emission norms.
Both models also come with telescopic front forks and twin-shock absorber for the rear suspension. The motorcycle rides on 19-inch multi-spoke wheels from CEAT while braking is handled by a 280mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear.
Apart from the Bullet models, Royal Enfield recently launched the ABS versions of the Thunderbird 350X and 500X models in the market. The two models, now equipped with dual-channel ABS are priced at Rs 1.60 lakh and Rs 2.10 Lakh, respectively. Both prices are ex-showroom (Bangalore).
Royal Enfield recently launched their 650cc Twins: the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 in the country. Both motorcycles offer dual-channel ABS as standard and come with a powerful twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine.
Thoughts On The Royal Enfield Electra 350 With Rear Disc
Royal Enfield is slowly updating all their models with ABS in the country, ahead of the upcoming stringent safety regulations of April 2019. The Royal Enfield 350cc offerings are the most popular models in the segment. The motorcycles will take on rivals like the recently launched Jawa and the Jawa Forty Two.