Royal Enfield Classic & Thunderbird to receive single-channel ABS, Himalayan to be only Royal Enfield to feature dual-channel ABS.
Owing to the government of India’s notification saying that all 2-wheelers of 125cc and above capacity need to be equipped with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), Royal Enfield has decided to update its entire range of bikes with the safety feature quite soon.
Popular models like the Classic and Thunderbird will only get a single-channel ABS system while the Himalayan is likely to be the only Royal Enfield motorcycle to get a dual-channel ABS system. Himalayan getting a dual-channel ABS is a welcome move and another interesting thing to note here is that the export-spec Himalayan is already equipped with a dual-channel ABS. However, a single-channel ABS system is less effective since it only keeps the front wheel in check under panic braking.
Prices of the Classic and Thunderbird equipped with the single-channel ABS are likely to go up by Rs. 5000/- while the Himalayan, on the other hand, is expected to receive a bump of Rs. 10,000-12,000/- in its prices.
RE Thunderbird ABS
– Royal Enfield to update Classic and Thunderbird with single-channel ABS
– Himalayan likely to get superior dual-channel ABS system
– The Thunderbird 350X and 500X were launched in India earlier this year
– Upcoming 650cc twins also likely to feature a dual-channel ABS as standard
Source – Zigwheels.com