Royal Enfield Company had always been in motorcycle manufacturing realm for the last three centuries and maybe the company doesn’t claim a pie in the share of bike market, but they believe to have positioned at a decent place in a competitive market with innovation and use of modern technology, so they could make impact of their products felt in all areas. There are many Royal Enfield bikers clubs; one in every city in India. These communities and forum of people meet and share love about their bullets.
From the days of manufacturing lawnmowers to supplying military equipments and parts to launching modern day motorcycle such as Royal Enfield Bullet Electra, an improvement over the original Royal Enfield Bullet model, there is no stopping for the Royal Enfield. The pedigree didn’t seem to reduce, yet the Bullet Electra 350cc received some tweaking in terms of engineering and ergonomics. We will review the Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 350cc bike model here in the following lines.
Looks: Royal Enfield Bullet Electra doesn’t need an introduction as it stands out in the lineage of motorcycle podium with its gorgeous style, bold appeal and being endearingly different. The Bullet Electra distinguishes itself from the other models maybe through its sheer finish quality. Available in four colors, Silver ash, Riviera red, Amazon blue and Jet Black with metal embossed Royal Enfield logo on the fuel tank adds to its royal presence on road.
The front mudguard sports a more contemporary look and if you look at it from backside the visual effect is enhanced with wide-designed ergonomics and flatter seats. The color of Speedo-dial background has been changed to white for greater visibility during night.
The wheelbase is extended further and the tyres are bigger together to give an enhanced stability as well as road grip, so to make it comfortable for long distance cruising. The new Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 350cc also comes with a neutral finder feature to easily shift to the neutral. Apart from these, there is not much of change in structure and design of Electra from the Bullet.
Performance: At the heart of Royal Enfield Bullet Electra lies 4-stroke single cylinder 350cc engine that generates 18bhp @5000 rpm and attains peak torque of 32Nm@3000rpm. The special feature of Bullet Electra that makes it unique is the 5-speed gear on right hand side, leg brake on the left side and digital TCI (Transistor Coil Ignition) for better take offs. The Bullet Electra is again equipped with gas-filled shock absorbers that ensure smooth gliding over speed-breakers and potholes.
Bullet Electra 350cc can shoot to 110kmph of top speed and mileage would be somewhere in the range of 30-40kmpl. However, it also depends on the motorcycle condition and the way you ride it. Electra comes with new glass wool filled silencer that reduces noise and strives to be Euro-III compliant with reduced emissions. Better visibility is guaranteed with multi-focal head lamp and there are options available for electric start and front disc brake as well. To make riding comfortable in long journey, Enfield Bullet Electra 350 cc bike is fitted with flat and soft ribbed seat with extra foam.
Handling: Handling Bullet Electra 350cc ensures that you have the least maintenance cost. Equipped with modern ignition system, this motorcycle has no battery. If you are the one who wish to feel the thump and feel royal on road, get a ride on Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 350cc. Additionally among iron engines, Bullet Electra will be the clear choice for most who never had a Royal Enfield Bullet.
Price: The new Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 350cc comes in the price range of Rs.60,000 to Rs. 70,000.
Final word: Time and again, Royal Enfield have always proved that they are the masters in motorcycle manufacturing as the two-wheelers are launched with advanced features through a process of continuous innovation. It’s a matter of pride to be an owner of a Royal Enfield Bike as it is synonymous with power, performance and satisfaction. The aristocratic black with gold livery and its thumping 350cc engine always go with a ratatata sound that reminds all passersby of a royal motorcycle in the vicinity. It doesn’t matter if Bullet Electra 350cc bikes may not match the number of Pulsars or Splendors, but they surely are royal motorcylces. Do share your thoughts about this bike in the comments below…
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