As per the new safety rule from April 2019 all the vehicles who have engine capacity 125 CC and above must be fitted with ABS and the vehicles below 125 CC must be fitted with CBS (Combi breaking system). As per the current ruling by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, if any new vehicle is launched after April 2018 then such vehicle must come equipped with ABS or CBS as per the engine’s cubical capacity.
To provide absolute safety, vehicles must be equipped with dual channel ABS however in order to keep the vehicle price low we may expect bikes to come with single channel abs. Single channel ABS means having ABS only for front wheels and Dual channel ABS means having ABS for both front and rear wheels.
One of the biggest advantage of having ABS is that it avoids locking of wheel during hard breaking or in wet surface thus providing better grip for maneuvering the vehicle.
Below are the specifications of ABS variant of Classic 350 CC and Classic 500 CC which has been recently launched by Royal Enfield. Both the bikes come with front and rear disc breaks and equipped with dual channel ABS to comply with the safety requirement.
Classic 350 is available in Gun Metal Grey and Classic 500 in Stealth Black variants. Both the bikes come equipped with dual disc breaks and ABS. Both the bikes are identical in most of the specifications other than performance department. While classic 350 generates power of 19.8 hp, 500 is able to generate 27.2 hp of power. Torque in classic 500 is 41.3 Nm while torque in classic 350 is 28 Nm.
Top speed that can be achieved in Classic 350 is 120 kmph while in Classic 500 is 130 kmph. Fuel efficiency given in Classic 350 is 37 km/l where as Classic 500 gives mileage of 32 km/l.
Classic 350 can be purchased at around Rs 1.62 lakhs ex-showroom New Delhi and Classic 500 can be purchased at around Rs 1.92 lakhs ex-shorwoom New Delhi.