The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 has been officially released in India. Originally set to debut in late August, the date was pushed back slightly to an early September launch. The week's wait appears to be worth it, as Royal Enfield's newest modern-retro model lives up to the hype.
Based on the Meteor 350, the Classic 350 shares its cruiser bike sibling's J-platform engine. The Classic's power plant is a single-cylinder, fuel-injected, air and oil-cooled mill, capable of 20.2 hp and 27 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM.
The all-new Classic 350 is built with a new twin downtube chassis that provides better handling and a more comfortable ride. The new model is also equipped with larger-diameter disc brakes, wider bars, wider tires, and a 13-liter teardrop fuel tank that completes the vintage design.
In terms of features, the 2022 model gets semi-digital gauges with an analog speedometer and an LCD screen. There's also Royal Enfield's Tripper turn-by-turn navigation system, which is also available on the Meteor. The new model also receives multi-reflector headlights and a strengthened grab rail for the passenger.
The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is available now in India. There's no word yet on whether this new model is coming to the Philippines anytime soon. The new Classic 350 is available in two variants, Single Channel ABS and Dual Channel ABS. Color options include Chrome Red, Chrome Bronze, Gunmetal Grey, Dark Stealth Black, Halcyon Black, Halcyon Green, Halcyon Grey, Signals Marsh Grey, Signals Desert Sand, Redditch Sage Green, and Redditch Grey. Prices start at an equivalent of P126,000. Should this model launch in our market, we expect it to be priced higher, given the Meteor 350’s local pricing.
Curious customers can now visit the Royal Enfield website and customize their own Classic 350 with the 'Make it Yours' feature. With this platform, users can personalize Royal Enfield models in 3D while seeing every color option and selecting their choice of parts and accessories.