Royal Enfield 500s finally offered with ABS

Royal Enfield finally with ABS

More than 16 months after the Royal Enfield range was launched in Europe with dual-channel ABS, Australian fans can finally buy the Continental GT, Bullet 500 and Classic 500 range with these upgraded brakes.

Royal Enfield Australia distributors Urban Moto Imports (UMI) have ket a lid on prices.

In the UK, they cost an extra $800-$1000, but here they cost an extra $200 and only $100 more for the Continental GT.

Royal Enfield 2018 prices

ROYAL ENFIELD RRP           (inc GST) Suggested Rideaway
BULLET 500 ABS 7690 8690
CLASSIC 350 5590 6490
CLASSIC 350 REDDITCH 5590 6490
RUMBLER 350 5790 6790
CLASSIC 500 ABS 7990 8990
CLASSIC STEALTH BLACK ABS 7990 8990
CLASSIC GUNMETAL GREY ABS 7990 8990
CLASSIC DESERT STORM ABS 7990 8990
CLASSIC BATTLE GREEN ABS 7990 8990
CLASSIC SQUADRON BLUE ABS 7990 8990
CLASSIC CHROME ABS 8190 9190
CONTINENTAL GT ABS 8690 9690
HIMALAYAN 5990 6990

ABS lawsABS disc brakes coming to Royal Enfield? study finally

From November 2019, all new motorcycle models sold in Australia will either have ABS or combined braking systems (CBS).

Click here for more details.

However, Europe already requires all bikes over 125cc to have ABS.

2018 Royal Enfield Rumbler 350
2018 Royal Enfield Rumbler 350

The Royal Enfield Rumbler 350 is not sold in Europe so it still does not have ABS.

It also appears that the Himalayan we get here does not come with ABS even though it is available in Europe.Royal Enfield finally with ABS

The 2018 bikes not only come with dual-channel ABS and a 240mm rear disc instead of drum brake, but also a “Redditch” selection of bright new colours.

The Classic range now comes in 15 colours with the addition of Gunmetal Grey and Stealth Black, while the Bullet 500 and Continental GT come in three colour choices.

Royal Enfield finally with ABS
Classic 500 in gunmetal grey

All engines now meet the new Euro 4 emissions measures that applied from April 2017.

Apparently the compliance has been achieved by “retuning” the EFI single-cylinder engines as well as a new muffler, which probably means it’s choked up even more.

3 Comments

  1. Ignorant sods! If this is the sort of response one receives when making an enquiry then I’d be thinking twice about purchasing one of their bikes…

    1. Or they could be doing research on the question before replying, these are the people whom are bringing in the RE Interceptor 650, so being thoughtful before replying wont damage the brand/product. go the Interceptor!

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