By Wade Thiel
We’d Love to See Royal Enfield Drop Prices in the States, Too
The Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is a bike that’s been sold by the company for decades. Since the 1930s, the company has sold some version of the bike. Now it’s cheaper than it has been. Last year’s model was more expensive than this year’s model in India. According to the Indian publication Business Today, Royal Enfield’s two versions of the bike go for Rs 1.12 lakh and Rs 1.26 lakh. That works out to $1,581 USD and $1,792 USD respectively.
The two versions of the motorcycle are the Bullet 350 KS and the Bullet 350 ES. The KS stands for Kick Start and the ES stands for, you guessed it, Electric Start. Both bikes feature 346cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that makes about 19 hp and 18 lb-ft of torque. They’re bare-bones bikes with very little in the way of features or amenities.
With that said, even these bikes come with disc brakes and single-channel ABS as standard equipment. Royal Enfield sells the Bullet in the U.S., but it’s the 500 variant. I wish the 350 was offered and for such a low price. I would go out tomorrow and buy one if it were. I know a 350 single pushing 19 hp isn’t much, but if it were sold for under $2,000 I wouldn’t care. Of course, the cost of shipping it here and selling it here would likely send the price way higher than that. The 500 in Jet Black comes with an MSRP of $4,999—affordable but not dirt cheap.
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