Royal Enfield has just launched the new generation of the Classic 350 and it has received good reviews from everyone. The deliveries of the 2021 Classic 350 have already begun. Here is a video of the new generation Classic 350 getting delivered to the customer in Coimbatore. The motorcycle that was being delivered is the Signals -Marsh Grey. The Halcyon Green coloured Classic 350 is the test drive motorcycle of the showroom.
The Classic 350 has been launched at a starting price of Rs. 1.84 lakhs. This price is for the Redditch Series that comes with Single Channel ABS. The Halcyon Series with Dual Channel ABS costs Rs. 1.93 lakhs. Then there is the Signals Series costing Rs. 2.04 lakhs. The Dark Series costs Rs. 2.11 lakhs and it comes with alloy wheels as standard. Finally there are the chrome variants that are priced at Rs. 2.15 lakhs. All the prices are ex-showroom.
The 2021 Classic 350 is based on an all-new J-platform which improves the handling of the motorcycle drastically. It now feels nimble and easy to ride as compared to the old one. The engine is also new, it is a 349-cc, single-cylinder engine that is air-oil cooled. The engine has a deep thump to it and the exhaust also sounds good.
It produces 20.2 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 27 Nm. The engine is a lot smoother now but still has a torquey nature. It can carry low speeds at higher gears fairly easily. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox that shifts smoothly and there are no false neutrals now.
The base variant gets a front disc in the front and a drum brake at the rear. It gets a single-channel Anti-lock braking system. The front disc measures 300 mm while the rear one measures 270 mm. Other variants come with a disc in the front and a disc at the rear. It has a dual-channel Anti-lock braking system. The brakes lack the initial bite but are a lot better than the previous one.
A lot of equipment has been borrowed from the Meteor but that is not a bad thing because we liked the Meteor. Both the motorcycle shares the same engine, platform, brakes and switchgear. Royal Enfield has also added features to the Classic. It now finally gets a fuel gauge. There is a small display located below the circular analogue speedometer. The display shows, Eco mode, fuel gauge, service reminder, odometer, two trip meters and time.
Royal Enfield is offering loads of accessories so that you can customize your Classic as per your preference. You can get different engine guards, sump guard, footpegs, bar-end mirrors, pannier rail, pannier, alloy wheels, lowered seat, touring seat for the passenger and pillion, rear rack, rider seat springs, visor, windscreen, backrests, seat covers and touring mirrors. You can even get the Tripper Navigation module that we first saw on the Meteor 350 and then on the Himalayan.