Royal Enfield has just launched the Classic 500 in two kits or call it the avatars which enable the owners and the dealers to customize the Torque bomb according to your taste. It can be either the Sports trim or the , umm , off-road Bullet. The first is the Royal Enfield Bullet Sports which is inspired by the Crusader Sports of 1959 which features ‘ace’ drop handlebars along with the retro yet uber stylish bar end mirrors. The fly screen and the ‘Gold Star’ silencer remind you of the panache of the cafe racers of the 60s. The complete kit sells for £353.95 and if you are going to buy a new one , customers can order a Classic Chrome in Bullet Sports trim for £5595.
The other launch is the Royal Enfield T5 variant. It is the faux-military looking one which comes shod with Continental Twinduro tyres, for a very capable on and off road performance, and braced ‘scrambles’ handlebars. Call it a Royal Enfield’s supermotard kit. The kit sells for £251 and there also an option to buy a modified Classic/Battle Green/Desert Storm for £5395.
The kits are designed in a manner to fit the stock Classic models without the need for a modification or specialised tools. In addition to the Bullet Sports and T5, Royal Enfield UK has developed a touring kit for their popular E5 Eectra EFI machine. The pannier frames are designed to carry Givi E21 side cases and retail at £225 including VAT, while the wind shield is manufactured in the UK from 4mm acrylic and sells at £120 including fittings. Touring specification Electras are available for £4795.
It is also possible to buy individual items so Royal Enfield owners may customise bikes to their own requirements. These new kits and body styles are very likely to attract new buyers to these motorcycles and take the sales carts further north. The visual appeal of the kits is highly appealing. We will keep you posted on latest happenings from the Motorcycle world, stay tuned to Ride Talks.
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