An replace for Royal Enfield’s common Basic vary has been a very long time coming. Two photographs which have appeared on-line lastly affirm that the corporate is engaged on the replace, and likewise reveal a lot of mechanical and beauty modifications the Royal Enfield Basic 350 and 500 will get.
Whereas Royal Enfield has launched a number of new editions of the Basic fashions, none of them have featured any important modifications except for distinctive color schemes. One of many greatest mechanical modifications to the Basic vary solely got here not too long ago in type of a rear disc brake and dual-channel ABS. The brand new photos of the bike present that it’s outfitted with entrance and rear disc brakes on the right-hand aspect, as a substitute of on the left like the present mannequin. This modification has resulted within the chain shifting over to the left from the best.
The motorbike additionally has a extra compact exhaust system, which may imply certainly one of two issues – Royal Enfield is both downsizing its gigantic exhaust to make the motorbike extra visually interesting or this could possibly be the all-new BS-VI mannequin that’s working a reworked engine and exhaust setup.
Whereas the rider’s leg is protecting the realm, it additionally seems to be like the brand new Basic will not function kick-starter, however at this level it’s only a guess. Royal Enfield additionally seems to have changed the gas-charged twin shock absorbers for extra classic-looking items.
The bike within the photographs continues to run the prolonged Basic fenders, although it has ditched the massive tail-light and quantity housing for a sleeker unit. The tail-light could possibly be a LED unit and likewise seems to have a brand new chrome bezel. One other beauty change is the redesigned rear seat that now has rounded edges. The seize rail additionally seems to be raised, which we anticipate has been finished with a purpose to make it extra ergonomic.
Royal Enfield’s Basic 350 continues to be highest-seller however gross sales are on a gentle decline. Again in February 2018, the Basic 350 had made it to the checklist of high 10 promoting two-wheelers in India with 48,557 items. The identical can’t be mentioned about its gross sales figures in February 2019, the place the corporate solely managed to promote 37,862 items.