Royal Enfield has just launched the all-new generation of Classic 350. Some people loved the earlier generation of Classic but it did have its fair share of issues. The biggest of them all was the vibrations. So, when the new generation Classic launched many people had the question, are the vibrations still there? Here, is a video in which we can see the older Classic 350 and the new generation Classic 350 in a vibration test.
The video is uploaded on YouTube by Nitin Autoroids. In the video, the host puts a glass of water on the motorcycle’s seats and revs the engine. This gives us an idea of how many vibrations does the engine of the motorcycle is producing. The host does this test on the older generation of Classic 350, Meteor 350 and the new generation of Classic 350.
The host first puts the glass on the pillion seat of the older Classic 350 and the vibrations in the water were clearly visible. Without even revving the engine, the glass was vibrating quite a bit. We can see the glass move and fall when the host starts accelerating.
Then he puts the glass on the rider’s seat of the new Classic 350. We can see that there are minimum vibrations on idle through the glass. On the pillion seat, the vibrations are even less. Then the host revs the engine and there are no major vibrations and the glass does not move.
Finally, he puts the glass on the rear seat of the Meteor. In the Meteor, the vibrations are even less than the new generation Classic 350. Then the glass is put on the rider seat and the glass does not move even when the engine is revving.
As we can see from the video, the new Classic 350 is leaps ahead in terms of engine refinement. This is because Royal Enfield is now using the same J-Series engine as the Meteor 350. It is a 349 cc, single-cylinder, long-stroke engine that comes with air-oil cooling. It produces 20 bhp of max power and 27 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a slick-shifting 5-speed gearbox.
Royal Enfield has tweaked the ignition timing and the fueling for the Classic 350. So, you will be able to notice the differences between the Classic 350 and Meteor 350 while riding them. The Meteor is a bit smoother than the Classic 350 and it is also more eager to accelerate. Royal Enfield ensured that they do not lose out on the character of the engine. SO, there are minimal vibrations that would not hamper the riding experience of the rider.
The Classic’s engine is laid back in its nature and it builds speed smoothly but you can feel the torque. You can shift gears early because there is loads of torque and when you twist the throttle, the motorcycle just goes. Then there is the engine and exhaust note which is different from the Meteor 350. Classic’s engine has more of that thump and the exhaust is also quite bassy.