After a long period of time, Royal Enfield has updated its best-selling model in the country, the Classic 350, both visually and mechanically. The heavily-revised new Royal Enfield Classic 350 now starts at Rs 1.84 lakh (Ex-showroom, India) and is available in an all new range of trim levels to choose from.
2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350: Price and Variants
Like before, the new Royal Enfield Classic 350 is available in multiple variants to choose from. The range starts with ‘Redditch’ trim, which come with rear drum brake, spoke wheels, tube-type tyres and single channel ABS, and is priced at Rs 1.84 lakh. The new ‘Halcyon’ range above it is priced at Rs 1.93 lakh and get rear disc brake and dual channel ABS as additional features.
The mid-spec ‘Signals’ and alloy wheels and tubeless tyre equipped ‘Dark’ variants are priced at Rs 2.04 lakh and 2.11 lakh respectively. The range topping ‘Chrome’ model will set you back by Rs 2.15 lakh (all prices Ex-showroom, India).
2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350: Design
While the new Royal Enfield Classic 350 might look very similar to the outgoing model, all the panels on this motorcycle are new and retain the retro look of the model. The round-themed headlamp, tail lamp and indicators are new units, but continue to be halogen ones. The fuel tank, side body panels, dual piece seats and front and rear fenders too have been restyled.
2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350: Features
The new Royal Enfield Classic 350 gets a newly revised list of features, including new-age switchgear from Meteor 350 and USB charging socket. However, the big change here has to be the instrument console, which is a part digital unit this time. There is a rounded analog speedometer and a small LCD screen below which packs in clock, odometer, trip meters and fuel gauge. The ‘Chrome’ variant also gets the ‘Tripper’ navigation dial, which can be installed as an add-on in lower variants.
2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350: Powertrain
The J-Series four-stroke, single cylinder, air cooled, fuel injected 349cc engine of the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 has replaced the erstwhile 346cc engine in the new Classic 350. This engine comes with an SOHC two-valve head in place of pushrod valve setup. Here in the Classic 350, this engine has been coupled to a 5-speed gearbox and makes 19.1 bhp of maximum power and 28 Nm of maximum torque.
2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350: Chassis
Under the skin too, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 has been heavily revised, with the motorcycle now sitting on a double downtube frame in place of a single cradle frame. The new Classic 350 also gets 41mm hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and double coil springs at the rear, and has an increased ground clearance at 170mm.
The braking system too has been upgraded, with the motorcycle getting a 300mm front disc and a 270mm rear disc, which comes with dual channel ABS. The base ‘Redditch’ variant continues to get a drum brake and single channel ABS setup.
2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350: Rivals
The newly updated Royal Enfield Classic 350 will continue to be biggest challenge to other neo-retro motorcycles in this price range, such as Jawa Standard, Jawa 42, Honda H’ness CB350, Honda CB350 RS, Benelli Imperiale and Royal Enfield’s own Meteor 350.