The Royal Enfield Classic 350 has been one of the best-selling motorcycles from the Chennai-based bike maker. The Classic has been on sale for more than a decade, and received regular updates in terms of styling and mechanics. Despite rising competition in the form of Jawa motorcycles and Benelli Imperiale 400, the Classic 350 remains the best-selling motorcycle in its category.
The Royal Enfield is all set to launch the updated BSVI-compliant version of the Classic 350 on January 7. In fact, the company has started dispatching the motorcycle to dealerships across the country. Interested buyers can pre-book the 2020 Classic 350 BSVI model at a token amount of Rs 10,000, which is refundable on cancellation.
Royal Enfield has made subtle changes to the engine components to meet the stringent BSVI emission norms. The motorcycle comes with new paint schemes and graphics. It will ride on newly styled alloy wheels, while the Chrome and Signals editions will have spoked wheels.
The Classic 350 is powered by a 346cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 19.8bhp of power and 28Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a 5-speed gearbox. The BSVI version will get the same power plant, but likely to offer lesser power. The engine will also be benefitted with fuel injected system.
Royal Enfield has also started working on the next-gen Classic 350 and the Thunderbird 350. The next generation models are expected to be launched by mid-2020. With BSVI engine, the upgraded Classic 350 is likely to get expensive by up to Rs 10,000. The current model is priced at Rs 1.45 lakh