Royal Enfield is all set to launch the new generation of Classic 350 will launch on 1st September. There is a lot of hype around the new model because the Classic has been the most successful motorcycle for the Chennai-based manufacturer. The current Classic was also available in a Signals Edition which is a special edition. The new Classic 350 would also be offered as a Signals Edition. The spy shots of the upcoming Classic in the Signals paint scheme was spotted at a dealership.
The brown mustard colour is quite similar to the current Signals Edition. The colour is called Stormrider Sand. It now gets a new “Signals 350” logo that makes the motorcycle stand out from other Classics. There is also a different Royal Enfield logo that is exclusive to the Signals Edition. There is also a unique combination of numbers and letters that we also used to get on the current Signals Edition and Airborne Blue colour.
Royal Enfield will be launching the new Classic 350 with many new paint schemes. There would be a green colour with gold striping. This is a very similar colour that we first saw on the Royal Enfield KX838 Concept. There is also a new shade of chrome with red paint. It is the same one that we have seen on the Interceptor 650. There is a new black colour with golden and maroon inserts. Other colours are traditional classic black, gunmetal grey, stealth black, white and cream and sky blue with cream. The seats on some of the colour schemes will also be finished in brown while the other ones would be in black.
The new generation of Classic 350 will come with a new instrument cluster. The basic design will still stay the same so there will be three circles. The left circle will be for the key slot while the right one would have the Royal Enfield logo.
The centre bigger circle would be an analogue instrument cluster. Now, when you turn on the ignition, the needle does a full swipe. The speed is also listed in miles per hour and the telltale lights are placed below it. There is also a small screen that has a fuel gauge, time, two trip meters, an odometer and an eco mode.
The engine, transmission and chassis will be shared with the Meteor 350. It is a new double-cradle frame that replaces the old frame. The engine is also a new 349 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 20.2 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Unlike the previous engine, the new engine runs a lot smoother and does not have any vibrations and still feels torquey.
No Tripper Navigation
According to the previous rumours, the Classic 350 would have come with the Tripper Navigation module which was first debuted with Meteor 350 and then on the Himalayan. Royal Enfield has omitted Tripper because it would have increased the cost and not everyone has a use for it. So, the Tripper Navigation module will be sold as an official accessory. The module would cost Rs. 5,200 and the mounting price is Rs. 40. As of now, the wiring price is not known. Also, this module should be able to fit on the Interceptor 650 or the Interceptor would get updated so that it supports the Tripper.