After teasing us for a very long time, Royal Enfield has finally launched the 2021 version of their popular motorcycle Classic 350. This is the biggest update that Classic 350 motorcycle has received ever since it was launched in Indian market. Price for the updated or the new gen Classic 350 motorcycle now starts at Rs 1.84 lakh, ex-showroom and go up to Rs 2.51 lakh, ex-showroom. The new generation Classic 350 is almost Rs 5,000 more expensive than the older version. The motorcycle now comes with 3 year standard warranty with 1 year Roadside Assistance (RSA).
The 2021 Classic 350 motorcycle is available to customers in multiple colours and variants. Booking for the new generation Classic 350 will start at 6 Pm from 1st September. The bikes have already reached many of the dealerships and the same has been spotted in the past as well. Royal Enfield is offering Classic 350 in five variants. They are Redditch, Halcyon, Signals, Dark and Chrome.
Out of these five variants, the Dark version comes with alloy wheels. All the other variants get steel rims.
Prices for the new RE Classic variants wise is Rs 1.84 lakh for Redditch, Rs 1.93 lakh for Halcyon, 2.04 lakh for Signals, Rs 2.11 lakh for Dark and Rs 2.15 lakh for chrome. All the prices mentioned here are ex-showroom. Royal Enfield has made many changes to the Classic 350 to call it a new motorcycle. In terms of styling, the RE Classic looks almost the same. It still retains the retro looks which most of the Royal Enfield fans liked.
However, the similarities with the previous generation end their. The 2021 RE Classic 350 is built on their new J-Platform. It is the same platform which we saw in Meteor 350 last year. Other than this, the Classic 350 also gets an all-new instrument cluster.
For the first time, Classic 350 comes with a digital meter. The speedometer is analog and the digital meter below it shows the information like odometer reading, fuel level indicator, trip meter and so on. Another addition to the new Classic 350 is the Tripper Navigation display. This is the same feature that was first introduced in Meteor 350 and later offered in Himalayan as well.
The Tripper Navigation Display is expected to be offered in other RE motorcycle in future. The fuel tank, seats all have the same design as before. The switches on the handle bar has been updated too. The ignition and headlamps switches are rotary switches like seen in Meteor 350. The tail lamp on the 2021 Classic 350 however has been slightly revised. It looks similar to the unit seen on Meteor 350.
Other major update on 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is the engine. Last year, Royal Enfield had made some modifications to their 350-cc motor to make it more refined. It was initially introduced in Meteor 350 and it turned out quite good.
The same engine is now introduced in the Classic 350 as well. The engine is expected to generates the same power and torque as Meteor 350. It generates 20 Bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Other than Classic 350, RE is also working on new motorcycles.