Royal Enfield Classic 350 is one of most sold out and the iconic motorcycle from team Royal Enfield. This model is what RE resembles and well known among all Indians. With changing times, changes are the need of the hour and this time updates are not confined to just cosmetic ones but way beyond that. So what are those major changes ? Time to find out.
Royal Enfield has launched the 2021 Classic 350 in India. It’s available in a drum and disc variant along with five new colour options. The 2021 Classic is based on Royal Enfield’s all-new J-platform. It uses a 349cc, air-cooled single-cylinder motor, the same unit as the Meteor 350 but in a slightly different state of tune. While it makes the same power and torque (20.2PS at 6100rpm and 27Nm at 4000rpm), as the Meteor, it gets a new power map that alters the way the power is delivered. So it’s easygoing. Its fuel tank can accommodate up to 13-litres of fuel which pushes the wet weight of the bike to 195kg. On the hardware side of things, the new Classic features a fatter 41mm telescopic fork and a twin shock setup at the rear. The brakes have been updated to Bybre units for better braking performance. These axial calipers clamp onto a 300mm front and a 270mm rear disc brake. Its 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels come wrapped in 90-section and 120-section tyres. The bike’s ergonomics have been altered as well. The Classic gets a redesigned rider and pillion seat with thicker cushioning for better ride comfort. The handlebar, on the other hand, sits taller, offering an upright riding posture.
As for the styling, the 2021 model still looks pretty similar to the outgoing bike. While it retains its retro look, it gets subtle design updates with hints of modern tech to keep it looking fresh. The headlamp for instance features a clear lens and a new nacelle. The ‘Classic 350’ badging is new, and so is the tank, fenders and side panels.
The 2021 Classic isn’t short on features either. It now comes with an analogue-digital console with readouts such as a fuel gauge, two tripmeters, an odometer, an Eco indicator and time. RE’s patented Tripper navigation also makes its way to the new Classic. Even the switchgear has been borrowed from the Meteor 350.
The 2021 Classic 350 Redditch edition is priced at Rs 1.84 lakh, while the Halcyon will set you back around Rs 1.93 lakh. You can also choose between the Signals or Dark paint scheme which cost around Rs 2 lakh and Rs 2.1 lakhs respectively. The top-spec Chrome edition costs around Rs 2.15 lakhs.
ROYAL ENFIELD CLASSIC 350 VERDICT
Aspirational value associated with the Royal Enfield brand
Owning a cruiser is a distant dream for many motorcycle riders and a 1901 established British motorcycle company named Royal Enfield does that dream come true for you. With it’s very affordable pricing, brand value and lesser maintenance costs, this iconic brand is a sensation now among all age sections. Earlier Royal Enfield boasts only classic vintage models but now they are bringing in more latest modern motorcycles with state of the art technology into the fore which is a great sign. Let us see how much and how Royal Enfield bikes fares in India market.
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