• Royal Enfield Classic and Bullet are entering 2017 in new colours

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Our roads are going to get more voguish and sassy

Your favourite touring companion – The Royal Enfield Classic, and the loyal – Bullet 350, are having a colourful entry into the New Year and ironically, they looks even the more retro and chic.

In 2016, the Classic range saw exciting and bold colours like the Battle Green, Squadron Blue, Desert Storm and the Classic Chrome. And for 2017, it is getting more youthfull.

Both the 350cc and the 500cc Classic motorcycles will get this update that comes in three new colour palettes: Red, Blue and Green. The Red and Green are borrowed from the Continental GT. The Blue however is new. It’s more of a Blood Red, Sky Blue and Leaf Green, and is restricted only to the tank section. The rest of the elements including both front and rear fenders, battery box, headlamp unit and levers will be as black as night.

Surprisingly, all sorts of vinyl graphics or stickerings including the coach lines will be omitted for the new colours and just the branding will be kept in white. Trust me, this clean look will get you addicted to it. What’s also new for 17’ is the saddle. It is freshly trimmed and has a crisp white piping running along its seam. This makes the motorcycle look more vibrant and animated, and you can go along clicking colourful photos along with it. Score!!

The Bullet 350 however borrows the Blue and Red colours borrowed from its cousin – The Continental GT. It is however not clear if these colours too are only provided to the tank region like the Classic or the entire motorcycle. This will make the Bullet too to look high-spirited and lively.

Mechanically, everything stays in the same place running on the same rugged soul. The Classic will still be powered by a bored out version of the engine of the Classic 350, which is a four stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, twin-spark, 499cc engine. Like all Classic 350’s engine, it is fuel injected, which makes it a lot more responsive, eager and refined than the previous generation Bullets. This fuel injected 499cc engine puts out 27.2 bhp of power and 41.3 Nm of torque, and comes mated to a five speed gearbox.

Bullet 350 will also come fitted with the contemporary Unit Construction Engine (UCE) which replaced the traditional and outdated cast iron engine in 2007. This four stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, 346cc engine comes with a heavier crankshaft and twin spark plugs, which have made it more efficient and reliable than before. The engine is capable of belting out 19.8 bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque.

This development will please the new wave of customers for the coming years and help Royal Enfield’s sale shoot to the stratosphere.

Whatever it is, we will now see a lot of roads get dapper with à la mode

Image Source: Motoroids

Source: Motoroids

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