Royal Enfield Classic 350, 500 Get Alloy Wheels
The entire RE Classic range will be offered with option of alloy wheels
- The new wheels are priced at Rs 10,500 a pair (inclusive of installation charges).
- Will be sold as an optional accessory.
- Already available across official RE stores.
- Interceptor 650 & the Conti GT 650 might follow suit.
Royal Enfield has started offering alloy wheels for the Classic 350 and the Classic 500. These will be sold as optional accessories and cost Rs 10,500 per pair (inclusive of installation charges). These are the same units offered on the Thunderbird 350X and the Thunderbird 500X.
Dealers across Pune have also confirmed that the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 would be the next in line to receive this update. Considering that both the 650 twins and the Classic series use the same 18-inch rear wheel, Royal Enfield already has half the work cut out for itself. It now just has to work on the front wheel assembly. Considering all this, we can expect a pair of new alloy wheels for the 650 twins to cost somewhere around Rs 12,000.
Traditionally, spoked wheels are always looked at as an easy to replace, lighter and more affordable option. However, they usually come with tube-type tyres (exceptions being the V-Storm 650 and other midsize ADVs) which are tedious to repair. Alloy wheels, on the other hand, come with tubeless tyres, which are easy to repair in case of punctures and also don’t lose air as rapidly as tube-type tyres. Royal Enfield will also be launching a new Scrambler-style motorcycle based on the Classic family soon, read about it here.