Royal Enfield has launched its 2021 Classic 350 in India. Prices for the entry-level model start at Rs 1.84 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Variant wise pricing (ex-showroom)
- INR 1.84 lakh for Redditch with rear drum brake equipped model
- INR 1.93 lakh for Halcyon with disc brake and dual-channel ABS
- INR 2.04 lakh for Signals with rear disc brakes and dual-channel ABS
- INR 2.11 lakh for Dark with alloy-wheel rear disc brakes and dual-channel ABS
- INR 2.15 lakh for Chrome with rear disc brakes and dual-channel ABS
The 2021 Classic 350 is based on the company’s J-platform. It uses a double-cradle frame similar to the Meteor 350. The bike is equipped with 41 mm forks at the front and gets dual shock absorbers at the rear. It rides on 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels shod with wider section tyres.
Royal Enfield has said that this engine is the same as the one found on the Meteor 350. However, it has its own ignition timing, exhaust layout and fueling map. As a result, the old Classic’s pushrod-valve system is replaced by a SOHC two-valve head. It generates 20 Bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The 2021 Classic 350 gets an updated instrument cluster, which for the first time has an LCD, with a fuel gauge. It also gets two trip meters. The top-spec Chrome variant also gets the company’s Tripper navigation display as an optional extra. It uses Google Maps data via your smartphone and solely displays navigation-related information. However, it does not give any call or SMS related notifications. The Tripper display will also become available as an accessory for the lower models in the coming months as the semi-conductor supply situation improves. The bike also features updated lights all around, but sticks to halogen-powered bulbs. Another change comes in the form of the updated switchgear that’s borrowed from the Meteor 350.