The Royal Enfield Classic 350 combines its seven-decade style with a powerful engine to give an enduring appeal and respectable performance over the course of its years of existence. In its 2022 guise, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 is designed to draw attention with a variety of distinctive style elements, including its teardrop-shaped gasoline tank accented with a matte finished leg guard and pinstripe decal, all of which are capped off with the name in strong typography.
Naturally, a bike this dapper has quite an appeal, and its sales figures over the years shows this. In the local market, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 is undeniably one of the best value-for-money options in the classic segment, with a design that’s unmistakable, and performance that’s equally impressive. Without further ado, here are 5 things we really like about the Royal Enfield Classic 350.
The 2022 Classic 350 maintains the shape of its forerunner. Thus, the round headlamp at the front, the round rear-view mirrors, the curving fuel tank, the split-style seat, and the side-slung exhaust remain as aesthetic elements. However, there are a few minor adjustments on the 2022 Classic 350. For instance, the handlebar lock is now built into the ignition keyhole while the instrument cluster is a semi-digital device. The manufacturer has updated the color scheme and included additional choices, however the appearance is still comparable to the previous model.
The 2021 model's feature list benefits from a semi-digital instrument panel. An analog speedometer and an LCD panel that displays information about the odometer, trip meters, clock, and fuel gauge are both included in the upgraded cockpit. The switchgear is upgraded as well, and the Meteor 350-style rotary buttons are used on the 2022 Classic 350. Additionally included is a USB charging port. Although it is presently only available on the Chrome line, Royal Enfield's Tripper navigation system is also included in the 2022 model.
A 349cc, air and oil-cooled engine built on the business's J-platform powers the new Classic 350. The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is propelled by the same powerplant. The engine, which is connected to a five-speed manual gearbox, is calibrated to produce 20.2 horsepower and a maximum torque of 27 Nm. Despite the fact that these performance numbers aren't very impressive, the Classic 350 was never intended to be a performer, but rather a laid-back cruiser that delivers a basic riding experience with contemporary safety features.
The hardware for the 2021 Classic 350 has undergone revisions by Royal Enfield. For instance, the frame is a brand-new twin cradle unit. The suspension system consists of dual shock absorbers with a six-step preload adjustment at the back and 41mm telescopic forks up front. On both wheels, a single disc is in charge of bringing the bike to a stop, and dual-channel ABS serves as a welcome safety feature.
Incredibly attractive pricing
Speaking of attractive pricing, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 delivers just that. The bike retails starting at P228,000 for the base model, and P250,000 for the top-of-the-line model. While it isn’t an expressway-legal machine, the Classic 350 serves as a solid alternative to those looking to get started with a retro-style machine, without having to deal with the power, not to mention the additional cost, that comes with a big bike.