Royal Enfield, a legendary two-wheeler manufacturing company has silently introduced a rear disc brake on the Classic 350 Redditch series motorcycles. Offered with a price tag of Rs. 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai), the motorcycle does not sport any additional changes except the inclusion of rear disc brake. The motorcycle is priced at a premium of Rs. 8,155 over the regular edition. The dealerships have confirmed the availability of the rear disc on the Redditch edition with the order books open. Recently, the company launched the Royal Enfield Pegasus limited edition motorcycle that was priced at R. 2.40 lakh (on-road Delhi). Also, limited 250 units of the motorcycles will be made available for sale in the country. Launched in the country last year, the exciting shades of the bikes were inspired from the 1950s-era RE motorcycles that were manufactured in Redditch.
As far as the technical specs are concerned, the new Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch Edition comes powered by the same 346 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. The motor is capable of developing of 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm with peak torque of 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Moreover, the suspension duties on the motorcycle are carried out by telescopic forks at the front and conventional dual rear shocks. The Classic 350 Redditch series motorcycle is offered in 3 exciting shades - Red, Green and Blue that adds an additional grace on the fuel tank which is complimented by an all-black and chrome colour scheme.
For deceleration, the RE Classic 350 Redditch series motorcycle now comes with a 240 mm rear disc with a single-pot caliper that enhances the overall braking performance. Moreover, it is the same unit which is equipped on the Classic 500 and Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey editions. The motorcycle is already equipped with a 280 mm single-disc at the front with a 2-piston caliper. However, a major miss out on the bike is the ABS which is not offered by the company on any of its bikes in India. Though, addition of rear disc brake is a big positive for the motorcycle. On the other hand, the upcoming motorcycles from RE's stable like Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 will be equipped with safety feature as standard in India.