Classic 350 Signals Edition and Himalayan ABS
The new Royal Enfield bike, although mechanically identical to the current Classic 350, is inspired by the Indian Army Corps of Signals and is the first Royal Enfield motorcycle to feature ABS. Royal Enfield have had a long-standing association with the Indian Armed Forces and this motorcycle celebrates the Indian Army Corps of Signals, the division of the Army responsible for military communication.
The bikes get the colours of the Indian national flag on the tank alongside a unique serial number stencilled in true military fashion as well as the emblem of the Indian Army Corps of Signals.
Priced at Rs 1.62 lakh (ex-showroom) the Classic 350 Signals Edition gets ABS, a pair of canvas panniers, a tall screen as standard, and blacked-out bits instead of chrome. The handlebar, headlamp bezel, crankcase covers, and exhaust are all matte black. The dark brown single seat completes the period look and goes well with both available colours — Airborne Blue and Stormrider Sand.
Along with the Classic 350 Signals Edition, Royal Enfield have also launched an ABS version of their adventure motorcycle, the Himalayan. The company already had an ABS-equipped Himalayan available overseas. Owing to the new mandate from the government, which requires motorcycles above 125 cc to have ABS as standard, Royal Enfield have introduced ABS in the Himalayan. The bike is priced at Rs 1.79 lakh (ex-showroom) and is available at all the dealerships of the company in the country.
Next in the Royal Enfield line-up to get ABS will be the Thunderbird series.