Royal Enfield has launched the 2019 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and Bullet 350 ES in India.The bikes are positioned as entry-level Royal Enfield for the masses and are priced at Rs 1.12 lakh and Rs 1.26 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. To put things into perspective, the standard version is Rs 9,380 cheaper than the Bullet 350 while the electric-start variant undercuts its corresponding model by Rs 8,921. Both the bikes get a number of colour options paired with blacked-out mechanicals to keeps costs in check. Interested customers can book the bike for a token amount of Rs 5,000. Deliveries, however, will commence towards the end of this month.
There are three new colours for the Bullet 350: silver, blue and black; while the Bullet 350 ES (electric-start) is offered in a new Jet Black paint scheme alongside Regal Red and Royal Blue. The standard Bullet 350 only gets part of its engine painted in black along with simple Royal Enfield stickers on the fuel tank while the slightly more premium ‘ES’ model features 3D logos and a complete black engine casing.
Also, both Bullet 350 models come with blacked-out spoke wheels which add to its overall appeal. It does away with the premium handmade pinstripes on the fuel tank and the 3D logo on the side quarter panels in order to cut costs. Aside from the cosmetic updates, the bikes remain unchanged.
They are powered by the same 346cc single-cylinder motor that churns out 20PS at 5,250rpm and 28Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm. A telescopic fork and conventional twin rear shock absorbers handle suspension duties in place of the gas-charged units at the rear. A single 280mm disc brake up front paired with single-channel ABS and a 153mm rear drum brake offer anchorage.