The Royal Enfield Classic 350 has always been the best-selling model from the Chennai-based manufacturer. And Royal Enfield has just confirmed the launch date for its 2021 model and it’s on September 1st 2021. In the meantime, we provide you with all the details that are available as of now:
The styling thankfully remains the same for the most part with a few minor updates and the new version will get newer graphics to distinguish it from the old model. What stays the same is a curvy design, a round headlight, round-shaped rear-view mirrors, a rear-fender mounted taillight, and split-style seats. Few variants might get spoke wheels while the rest would get alloy units.
And, of course, there will be an endless list of optional accessories which should include a windscreen, crash guards, touring seat, lower seat, panniers, and more that would be provided directly from the showrooms.
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The 2021 model will receive minor tweaks to the instrument cluster that will now use an analogue-digital setup. The speedometer will be an analogue unit like before while information about the fuel level and the trip meters would be available on the LCD screen. The premium variants of the range would also benefit from Royal Enfield’s Tripper Navigation function that would work via Bluetooth and display turn-by-turn navigation.
The 2021 Classic 350 will get an updated, BS6-compliant 349cc, air, and oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine that is based on the J-Platform. The motor currently powers the Meteor 350, and we expect to see identical power and torque figures on the upcoming Classic 350. Mated to a five-speed gearbox, the motor on the Meteor 350 makes 20.2bhp of power at 6,100rpm and 27Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm. Unlike the outgoing model, an interesting change is that the chain drive now sits on the left side of the motorcycle.
The suspension setup on the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 will continue to use telescopic front forks and twin-sided rear springs. Royal Enfield will offer single-channel and dual-channel variants for the 2021 Classic 350. The braking set up on the more affordable models will include a disc at the front and a drum at the back while the safety net will comprise a single-channel ABS. The premium versions, on the other hand, would use discs on both wheels and dual-channel ABS. Another change here is that the disc on the front wheel will be mounted on the right side of the wheel instead of the left on the old model.
Launch and Expected :
You can mark your calendars as the launch has been confirmed to be on August 27th, while the only unknown variable remains to be the price. It is obviously expected to receive a bump in price as well considering the updates it gets over its predecessor, although it will be priced slightly lower than the Meteor 350. After the launch, it will be going against the likes of Jawa, Jawa Forty Two, Bajaj Dominar 250, Benelli Imperiale 400, and the Honda H’Ness CB350.