Royal Enfield Philippines has launched the all-new Royal Enfield Classic 350. First unveiled in India in September 2020, the Classic 350 is a motorcycle that has been rebuilt from the ground up.
Inspired by heritage models like the post-war G2, the 2022 Classic 350 features all the hallmarks of legacy Royal Enfield models, including the teardrop tank and signature casquette headlamp.
So, what's new with this model? For starters, it's got a new chassis, a twin downtube spine frame. It also packs a familiar power plant, to the tune of a 349cc fuel-injected air and oil-cooled single-cylinder engine. It's straight out of the Meteor 350, and it delivers 20.2 hp at 6,100 RPM and 27 Nm of torque at 4,000 RPM.
Royal Enfield says the new Classic 350 achieves strong low-end gruntand smooth linear delivery across its powerband. It also features an optimized five-speed transmission that shifts well in urban riding and highway cruising.
As for features, the 2022 Classic 350 receives a slew of modern upgrades. There's a new digital-analog instrument cluster with Tripper navigation on a colored TFT screen. The handlebars also feature enhanced ergonomics for more comfortable rides. On top of that, there's a USB charger for charging your smartphone and other gadgets on the go.
Down below, the Classic 350 gets a pair of attractive alloy wire-spoke wheels. The tires are tubeless, with the front measuring 100/90-19 and the rear 120/80-18. The available single-channel and dual-channel ABS offer more control of the disc brakes, which are 300mm and 270mm for the front and rear, respectively. Other redesigned components include the taillights and a new exhaust system with a signature thump.
The 2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is available now at dealerships. There are four variants: the Halcyon series, Dark series, Classic signals, and Classic Chrome. Prospective buyers can also choose between seven distinct colorways. Prices start at P228,000.