To commemorate its long association with the Indian military, Royal Enfield has launched the 2018 Royal Enfield Classic 350 Signals Edition. Priced at 1.62 lakh Indian rupees (RM9,456), ex-works Pune, the Classic 350 Signals Edition is the first Royal Enfield model to feature two-channel ABS.

Deriving the model name from the Indian Army Corps of Signals, the Classic 350 Signals Edition comes in two versions – Airborne Blue and Storm Rider Sand – denoting the Air Force and Army, respectively, reports auto.ndtv.com. Purchase of the Signals Edition bikes will be exclusively through Royal Enfield’s website.

The Signals Edition model comes with the same engine as the base Royal Enfield Classic 350 – a 346 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled mill with a claimed power output of 19 hp at 5,250 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Power is transmitted via a five-speed gearbox and chain final drive.

Braking is done with a single hydraulic disc front and rear, and as mentioned earlier, the Signals Edition Classic 350 is equipped with two-channel ABS. Suspension is with conventional telescopic forks in front and twin shock absorbers at the back.

Chrome is omitted from the Signals Edition, with the bike coming with blacked-out headlamp bezel, engine, crankcase cover, exhaust muffler, spoked wheels, and handlebar. The fuel tank is emblazoned with the Signal Corps insignia and a stencilled number indicates the edition production sequence.