Royal Enfield is one of the world’s oldest two wheeler manufacturer who is still in production. The Chennai based manufacturer has several retro looking modern motorcycles in the market and almost every one of them is popular. Among all, their Bullet and Classic 350 series is probably the most celebrated model among motorcyclists. Royal Enfield is now working on new range of motorcycles and also working on existing models to keep buyers interested. Royal Enfield is working on an updated version of their popular Classic 350 motorcycle and the same has been spotted testing here as well. Here we have a video that shows a 2021 RE Classic 350 motorcycle that has reached a dealership before its official launch.
The video has been uploaded by Guru Jeet Vlogs on his YouTube channel. The vlogger shows the 2021 version of the Classic 350 motorcycle which is one of the most popular model in their portfolio. The 2021 version will receive several changes. It is actually a next-generation Classic 350 and not a facelift.
The changes start with the platform itself. The platform seen in current gen Classic 350 has been removed and replaced with a double cradle chassis. It is the same platform that was seen in the Meteor 350 cruiser motorcycle launched last year. Although the platform has changed, the motorcycle still retains the retro design that it is known for. The motorcycle gets long fenders, round headlamps and pair of parking lamps are also retained.
Turn indicators on this motorcycle have been redesigned but, they have not lost their retro charm. The fuel tank remains the same and it still comes with split seats. There is a grab rail for the pillion and the tail light is mounted on the rear fender. Some modifications have been done to the tail light as well. Turn indicators are placed on either side of the tail lights.
Coming to the changes, the main difference here is the instrument cluster. For the first time, Royal Enfield will be offering a mix of analog and digital meters in the instrument cluster. The digital meter will show details like fuel level, trip and other details. Other than this, Royal Enfield will also offer a Tripper Navigation system with the 2021 Classic 350. It is the same meter which was introduced in Meteor initially and then to Himalayan as well. RE has also removed kick starter from this motorcycle and the design for foot pegs have also changed.
The switches on the motorcycle are different from the one currently on sale. It gets rotary switch for lights and engine start. It is similar to the setup that was seen on Meteor 350 motorcycle. Royal Enfield has retained the steel multi-spoke rims which come with chrome finish. Just like the frame, engine on the upcoming Classic 350 motorcycle will be a new unit. It will get a revised 349-cc, single cylinder, air-cooled, fuel injected engine. This will be the same unit that is available in Meteor 350. The engine generates 20.2 Bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque.
In comparison to the current version, the next-gen Classic 350 is expected to be a lot more smoother and refined and the handling is also expected to improve a lot. With all these changes and additions, price for the next-gen Classic 350 is likely to go up. The motorcycle is expected go on sale in the market soon.