Royal Enfield had updated engines on their two best-selling models,Bullet 500 and the Continental GT in the European Market. Now they have launched the 2017 Classic 500 and the Himalayan too with an updated Euro-IV compliant engine. The Eicher Motors owned company is strengthening its global portfolio with updated models and an increasing number of showrooms worldwide.
The new updated line-up of 2017 bikes include Royal Enfield Classic 500, Royal Enfield Bullet 500, Royal Enfield Continental GT and Royal Enfield Himalayan. The entire range of these vehicles is being produced at their factory in Chennai. They also get dual channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) as standard.
The 2017 Royal Enfield Classic 500 and Bullet 500 have been provided rear disc brakes along with the Euro-IV compliant engine. The fuel-injected engines,coupled to 5-speed transmissions,guarantee better combustion and power delivery, producing 26.1bhp and 40.9Nm on one and 27.2bhp and 41.3Nm on the other. This duo also gets revised exhaust systems to comply with the BS-IV emission norms.
The 2017 Himalayan is also powered by a Euro-IV compliant LS410 single cylinder oil-cooled engine that develops 24.5bhp and 32Nm of torque. There is the presence of a secondary balancer shaft that reduces engine vibration while long-travel at the front and link-type mono-shock at its rear handles suspension duties.
The 2017 Continental GT too gets an updated engine, dual channel ABS, and a revised exhaust system which follows the Euro-IV emission guidelines. The 535cc single cylinder engine, coupled to a five speed gearbox fires 29.1bhp and 44Nm of peak torque.
The Royal Enfield updated line-up that complies with BS-IV emission norms (soon to be implemented in the country) is expected to be launched in India in the near future, while it is still unsure if all the features as the UK models will be available here.