Royal Enfield Classic, Thunderbird & Himalayan to get ABS


From April 1, 2018, a new safety regulation mandating ABS for 2-wheelers over 125 cc came into force. In the wake of this, Royal Enfield is expected to introduce ABS on its models soon. According to a media report, the Himalayan is likely to get dual-channel ABS, however models like the Classic and Thunderbird will receive single-channel ABS to keep costs down.

The Royal Enfield Classic range comes equipped with a 280 mm disc in the front and a 153 mm drum brake in the rear. The Thunderbird series employs a 280 mm front disc and a 240 mm disc in the rear. Single-channel ABS would only prevent the front wheels from locking up. The Himalayan on the other hand comes fitted with 300 mm and 240 mm discs in the front and rear respectively. Royal Enfield has been offering ABS on the export version of the Himalayan.

Royal Enfield is also gearing up to launch its 650 cc, 2-cylinder bikes in India. Both the Continental GT and Interceptor come equipped with 320 mm and 240 mm discs in the front and rear respectively and feature dual-channel ABS.

Source: Zigwheels

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