Royal Enfield (RE) is working on several new products for Indian and international markets. One of the upcoming motorcycle from Royal Enfield is the 2021 Classic 350 motorcycle. Royal Enfield is expected to launch the motorcycle in the market by end of this month. Several spy pictures and videos of the upcoming Classic 350 motorcycle has surfaced online and here we have another video that reveals another new colour in which the motorcycle will be available.
The video has been shared by Bullet Guru on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger talks about the new colour option that will be offered with the upcoming RE Classic 350. The new colour option shown in the video is a chrome and Red combination.
This new chrome paint job on Classic 350 is actually similar to what we have seen in Interceptor 650 motorcycle. Unlike 650 twins, Classic 350 comes with red accents on several panels including the fuel tank. The fuel tank is majorly painted in red with side portion finished in chrome. Royal Enfield’s new logo is also placed inside the chrome finished are.
The front and the rear mudguard has red strips and the side panels are finished in black with classic 350 finished in chrome. Royal Enfield is expected to offer the same chrome version with black paint as well. The chrome finish actually brings out or enhances the retro look of the motorcycle. When it comes to changes, the 2021 version of Classic 350 is not just a normal facelift.
It is actually a generation change. Although the motorcycle might not look different on the outside, a lot has changed under it. The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 used RE’s J platform which we already saw on Meteor 350. This should improve the handling characteristics of the motorcycle.
The 2021 Classic 350 will also see several cosmetic changes like a redesigned headlamp and tail lamp, instrument cluster and switch gears. The instrument cluster will now offer a digital meter for the first time. The speedometer will remain analog while trip meter, fuel level indicators, odometer reading would all be shown on the digital meter. Right next to the speedometer is the new Tripper navigation screen. We saw this first on the Meteor 350 and then on RE Himalayan as well.
The switches on the handle bar are similar to what we saw on Meteor last year. They will have rotary style switches for ignition and headlamps. 2021 Classic 350 will be available with both spoke rims and alloy wheels. A single seat and split seat option is also expected to be on offer. Lower variants are expected to come with single channel ABS with drum brakes at the rear while higher variants will be getting dual channel ABS.
Coming to the engine, the engine on the updated Classic 350 is different from the existing model. The engine is the same unit that is being used in Meteor 350. It will generate 20.2 Bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The revised engine is a lot more refined and vibration free at higher speeds when compared to the existing model. With all these changes, prices for the Classic 350 will definitely go up.