Side Car mounted motorcycles had been one of the familiar sightings on the Indian roads of the 80s. With very few vehicles on the roads, it was far too easy to ride with a side car motorcycle. The side car trend began to fade as the number of three and four wheeled vehicles on the road started to rise. And this trend continues to thrive in pockets of Europe and America alone. Meanwhile in India, Bollywood and South Indian Films are the only resort to find such motorcycles. But now in this modern era, the legendary English brand Royal Enfield has introduced one of their best selling motorcycles in the recent Bangkok International Motor Show with a side car.
It was their 500cc Classic Battle Green model, which steals the entire show with the factory painted sidecar on the left hand side. No mechanical changes have been made to this special motorcycle as the 499cc, single cylinder mill is famous for its maximum torque of 41.3 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The same 35mm, telescopic fork at the front and gas charged twin springs with 5-step adjustable pre-load is maintained in this model. Stopping force of this special vehicle is dealt by 280mm Disc with 2-piston caliper at the front and 153mm drum brake at the rear.
Moving on to the most highlighted part of the motorcycle, the very own side car, it could easily accommodate an average adult with a fair amount of boot space. Moreover, it is painted with the original Battle Green factory color of the motorcycle. The large windscreen upfront gives an iconic look to this classic vehicle. The brand has managed to use the chrome elements around the compartment. Turn indicator lamps and chrome rear support carrier are other two important features of the model.
Royal Enfield showcased this model as an add-on accessory fitted towards their on-going model. And the company hasn't revealed anything regarding the Indian variants of side car motorcycles.
It was displayed at the ongoing 38th Bangkok International Motor Show 2017
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