Which Bike is Best in Royal Enfield?

Indian Army Conquers Karakoram Pass at 18700 Ft on Royal Enfield Bike Himalayan; situated at a height of 18700 Ft, Karakoram Pass on the Indo-China border bears very strategic importance for the Indian Army. The pass is situated 20 km north of the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) Airport, which is the world’s highest military airport operated by the Indian Air Force.

Though Army vehicles and other heavy vehicles do visit the DBO airport, the Karakoram pass was never been captured on a motorcycle earlier. A troop of eleven bikers comprising officers from the Indian Army, a team from the Royal Enfield, and Himalayan Motorsports, achieved the impossible considered task of reaching the Karakoram Pass on motorcycles. The riders used Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycles and traveled 1100 km over a period of 14 days and endured a harsh climate with temperatures reaching as low as -25 degrees Celsius, an acute deficiency of oxygen, and tough terrain to reach their destination.

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There are multiple players in the motorcycle segment like Harley Davidson, Ducati, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, BMW, Hero Moto, Bajaj Auto, etc…

In the fleet of national and international bike manufacturers, Royal Enfield bears a unique character and an aura esp. in the perception of Indians. Since the adoption of the 350cc Bullet by the Indian Army in 1952, Royal Enfield continued to earn special regard from its users and anyone else that came in contact with the motorcycle and experienced the exhaust pressure wave and its iconic thunder sound…

Best Royal Enfield bikes in India

Royal Enfield, A brief Historical Chronology and Strategic Initiatives

Royal Enfield underwent lots of ups and downs in its journey in the Indian market during the last 70 years. The competition including Indian manufacturers like Hero Moto (earlier Hero Honda) and Bajaj Auto challenged Royal Enfield on the grounds of fuel efficiency, maintainability, handling, agility, style, etc.. and succeeded to a certain extent to restrict Royal Enfield to be the choice of limited buyer segments…

RE Management (Eicher Motors and RE Senior Executives) took many strategic decisions to improve its market position and the occurrence of various events also supported the company’s initiatives to transform its Brand image.

  • 2011, the ‘One Ride’ event was placed as an annual ride event for Royal Enfield bike riders.
  • 2014, Royal Enfield introduced a first-of-its-kind exclusive gear store in New Delhi to enhance the ride experience of the users.
  • 2015, Royal Enfield acquired Harris Performance, a leading British motorcycle design, and fabrication firm, to enhance its engineering and product design capabilities.
  • 2017, New bike models were launched on national and international platforms. The new 650cc Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT twins were unveiled at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy, and at Rider Mania in Goa, India. RE also opened its first café, called the Royal Enfield Garage Café, in Goa.
  • 2019, A team of eleven Indian Army and Royal Enfield bike riders summit the 5,540m Karakoram Pass on the Himalayans for the first time ever by motorcycles, despite treacherous snow, ice, and temperatures below -25°. The Bike Interceptor 650 won the prestigious Indian Motorcycle of the Year award and the 650 twins were also named Bike of the Year in the Times Auto Awards.
  • 2020, Royal Enfield introduced a unique motorcycle personalization initiative ‘Make-It-Yours’ (MIY) for the users. Customers can configure their motorcycle and customize it to a certain extent while booking it on the Royal Enfield App, website, or in-store.

Royal Enfield Bike Models and Features/Technical-Specifications

Royal Enfield Motorcycle models to suit various biking requirements from within city to hilly terrain conditions.

Royal Enfield has various motorcycle Models to satisfy the needs of users belonging to different segments. All the bike models are very good in style and power and the selection of the best Royal Enfield bike would be based on the objective of buying the bike. Each model is offering a distinct experience to the users with a common and representative ride pleasure.

  1. Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Standard
  2. Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350
  3. Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ES
  4. Royal Enfield Himalayan
  5. Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
  6. Royal Enfield Meteor 350
  7. Royal Enfield Scram 411
  8. Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
Model Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Standard Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ES Royal Enfield Classic 350 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Royal Enfield Himalayan Royal Enfield Scram 411 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol
Max Power 19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm 19.1 bhp @ 5,250 rpm 20.2 bhp @ 6,100 rpm 20.2 bhp @ 6,100 rpm 24.3 bhp @ 6,500 rpm 24.3 bhp @ 6,500 rpm 47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm 47 bhp @ 7,250 rpm
Max Torque 28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm 28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm 27 Nm @ 4,000 rpm 27 Nm @ 4,000 rpm 32 Nm @ 4,500 rpm 32 Nm @ 4,250 rpm 52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm 52 Nm @ 5,250 rpm
Emission Standard BS-VI BS-VI BS-VI BS-VI BS-VI BS-VI BS-VI BS-VI
Displacement (cc) 346 346 349 349 411 411 648 648
Cylinders 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
Bore (mm) 70 70 72 72 78 78 78 78
Stroke (mm) 90 90 85.8 85.8 86 86 67.8 67.8
Valves Per Cylinder 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 2
Compression Ratio 8.5 : 1 8.5 : 1 9.5 : 1 9.5:1 9.5:1 9.5:1 9.5:1 9.5:1
Ignition Electronic ignition ECU/Variable Electronic ignition ECU/Variable Electronic ignition ECU/Variable Digital Digital electronic ignition Digital Digital Spark Ignition -TCI Digital Spark Ignition – TCI
Spark Plugs (Per Cylinder) 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Cooling System Air Cooled Air Cooled Air/Oil Cooled Air/Oil Cooled Air Cooled Air Cooled Air/Oil Cooled Air/Oil Cooled
Transmission 5 Speed Manual 5 Speed Manual 5 Speed Manual 5 Speed Manual 5 Speed Manual 5 Speed Manual 6 Speed Manual 6 Speed Manual
Transmission Type Chain Drive Chain Drive Chain Drive Chain Drive Chain Drive Chain Drive Chain Drive Chain Drive
Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 4 Up 1 Down 4 Up 1 Down 4 Up 1 Down 4 Up 1 Down 4 Up 1 Down 4 Up 1 Down 5 Up 1 Down 5 Up
Clutch Wet, Multi-plate Wet, Multi-plate Wet, Multi-plate Wet Multiplate Wet Multiplate Wet Multiplates Slipper Clutch Slipper Clutch
Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection Fuel Injection Fuel Injection Fuel Injection Fuel Injection Fuel Injection Fuel Injection Fuel Injection
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 13.5 13.5 13 15 15 15 13.7 12.5
Reserve Fuel Capacity (litres) 2.5 2.5 2.6 3 3 3 2.7 1.5
Riding Range (Km) 513 513 455 525 450 315 312
Mileage – Owner Reported (kmpl) 38 38 35 35 30 23 25
Top Speed (Kmph) 110 110 114 112 120 138 169 169

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

Model Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Standard Royal Enfield Bullet 350 ES Royal Enfield Classic 350 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Royal Enfield Himalayan Royal Enfield Scram 411 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
Braking System Single Channel ABS Single Channel ABS Single Channel ABS Dual-Channel ABS Switchable ABS Dual-Channel ABS Dual-Channel ABS Dual-Channel ABS
Front Brake Type Disc Disc Disc Disc Disc Disc Disc Disc
Front Brake Size (mm) 280 280 300 300 300 300 320 320
Rear Brake Type Drum Drum Disc Disc Disc Disc Disc Disc
Rear Brake Size (mm) 153 153 270 270 240 240 240 240
Calliper Type 2-Piston caliper 2-Piston caliper Front-2 Piston Rear-Single Piston Front – 2 Piston, Rear – Single Piston Caliper Front-2 Piston, Rear-Single Piston Calliper Front – 2 Piston, Rear – Single Piston Caliper Twin Piston Calipers Floating
Wheel Type Spoke Spoke Spoke Alloy Spoke Spoke Spoke Spoke
Front Wheel Size (inch) 19 19 19 19 21 19 18 18
Rear Wheel Size (inch) 19 19 18 17 17 17 18 18
Front Tyre Size 3.25 X 19 – 54P 3.25 X 19 – 54P 100/90 – 19 100/90 – 19 90/90 – 21 100/90 – 19 100/90 – 18 100/90 – 18
Rear Tyre Size 3.25 X 19 – 60P 3.25 X 19 – 60P 120/80 – 18 140/70 – 17 120/90 – 17 120/90 – 17 130/70 – 18 130/70 – 18
Tyre Type Tubed Tubed Tubed Tubeless Tubed Tubed Tubed Tubed
Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) (psi) 20 20 20 32 25 25 32 32
Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) (psi) 30 30 30 32 32 32 36 36
Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) (psi) 22 22 22 32 27 27 32 32
Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) (psi) 32 32 32 36 34 34 39 39
Front Suspension Telescopic, 35 mm forks, 130 mm travel Telescopic, 35 mm forks, 130 mm travel Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 130 mm travel Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 200 mm travel Telescopic, 41 mm Forks 190mm Travel 41mm dia front fork, 110mm travel 41mm dia front fork, 110mm travel
Rear Suspension Twin shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80 mm travel Twin shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80 mm travel Twin-tube emulsion shock absorbers with 6-step adjustable preload Twin-tube emulsion shock absorbers with 6-step adjustable preload Monoshock with linkage, 180 mm wheel travel Monoshock with Linkage, V180mm Wheel Travel Twin, Coil-over Shocks, 88mm travel Twin, Coil-over Shocks, 88mm travel

Dimensions & Chassis

Model RE Bullet 350 Standard RE Bullet 350 ES RE Classic 350 RE Meteor 350 RE Himalayan RE Scram 411 RE Interceptor 650 RE Continental GT 650
Kerb Weight (kg) 191 191 195 191 199 167 202 198
Overall Length (mm) 2,170 2,170 2,145 2,140 2,190 2,180 2,122 2,122
Overall Width (mm) 810 810 785 845 840 880 789 744
Overall Height (mm) 1,120 1,120 1,090 1,140 1,370 1,355 1,165 1,024
Wheelbase (mm) 1,395 1,395 1,390 1,400 1,465 1,440 1,400 1,398
Ground Clearance (mm) 135 135 170 170 220 205 174 174
Seat Height (mm) 800 800 805 765 800 835 804 793
Chassis Type Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member Single Downtube, Using Engine As Stressed Member Twin Downtube Spine Frame Twin Downtube Spine Frame Half-duplex split cradle frame Diamond Steel tubular double cradle Steel Tubular, Double Cradle Frame

Controls and Accessories

Model RE Bullet 350 Standard RE Bullet 350 ES RE Classic 350 RE Meteor 350 RE Himalayan RE Scram 411 RE Interceptor 650 RE Continental GT 650
Odometer Analogue Analogue Digital Digital Digital Digital Digital Digital
DRLs (Daytime running lights) Y Y Y Y N Y N N
Mobile App Connectivity N N N Y Y Y N N
GPS & Navigation N N N Y Y Y N N
USB charging port N N Y Y N Y N N
Front storage box N N N N N N N N
Under-seat storage N N N N N N N N
AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Speedometer Analogue Analogue Analogue Analogue Analogue Digital Analogue Analogue
Fuel Guage N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
Tachometer Analogue Analogue     Analogue Digital Analogue Analogue
Stand Alarm N N N N Y Y N N
Stepped Seat N N N Y Y Y N N
No. of Tripmeters 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2
Tripmeter Type N   Digital Digital Digital Digital Digital Digital
Low Fuel Indicator Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
Low Oil Indicator N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
Low Battery Indicator Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
Pillion Backrest N N N N N N N N
Pillion Grabrail Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
Pillion Seat Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
Pillion Footrest Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
Digital Fuel Guage N N Y Y N Y Y Y
Start Type Electric Start Electric Start Electric Start Electric Start Electric Start Electric Start Electric Start Electric Start
Shift Light N N N N N Y N N
Killswitch Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Clock N N Y Y Y Y N N
Battery 12 V – 8 Ah VRLA 12 V – 8 Ah VRLA 12V, 8 Ah, VRLA (Maintenance Free) 12 V – 8 Ah VRLA 12 volt, 8 AH MF Maintenance Free, 12V 6AH 12V, 12AH VRLA 12V, 12AH VRLA
Headlight Type Halogen Halogen Halogen Halogen Halogen LED Head Lamp Halogen Bulb Type Halogen Bulb Type
Brake/Tail Light 12V, 21W/5W 12V, 21W/5W 12V, P21/5W LED Tail light LED Tail Lamp LED Tail Lamp P21/5W Halogen Bulb P21/5W Halogen Bulb
Turn Signal 12V, 10W X 4 Nos. 12V, 10W X 4 Nos. 12V, 10W Y 12V, 10W X 4nos Y Y Y
Pass Light Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Additional features Analogue Cluster Analogue Cluster Semi Digital Cluster Tripper Navigation Digital cluster with LCD Suzuki Eco Performance Digital Instrument Cluster with LCD Digital Instrument Cluster with LCD

Functional Benefits of RE Bike Models, Each One Offering a Different Experience

Each Royal Enfield bike model has a well-researched integration of various design, engineering and manufacturing philosophies to offer an advanced biking experience and a unique representative biking utility.

Model RE Bullet 350 Standard RE Bullet 350 ES RE Classic 350 RE Meteor 350 RE Himalayan RE Scram 411 RE Interceptor 650 RE Continental GT 650
Distinct Experience Impressive Intracity rides for individuals and family Impressive Intracity rides for individuals and family Intracity rides with an Attitude Optimized Cruise Machine Ideal for Adventure Rides Agile and Multi-Purpose All-Rounder Style and Sporty

Emotional Connect and Signature RE Riding Pleasure

Though all the Royal Enfield bike models offer distinct functional utilities, however, each of them imbibes the rider with certain common emotions filled with pride and Brand’s signature riding pleasure.

Model Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Standard RE Bullet 350 ES RE Classic 350 RE Meteor 350 RE Himalayan RE Scram 411 RE Interceptor 650 RE Continental GT 650
Riding Pleasure Attention, Impression, Power, Royal,
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Attention, Impression, Power, Royal,
Reliable
Attention, Impression, Power, Royal,
Reliable
Attention, Impression, Power, Royal,
Reliable,
Luxurious
Attention, Impression, Power, Royal,
Reliable
Attention, Impression, Power, Royal, Reliable,
Luxurious
Attention, Impression, Power, Royal, Reliable,
Luxurious
Attention, Impression, Power, Royal, Luxurious, Reliable

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