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The All-New Royal Enfield Classic 350 -legend reborn

Published in Automobile Thursday, 02 September 2021 19:12



●    Absolutely refined, smooth and refreshing ride experience | Based on the modern J-series engine with an all-new chassis 
●    Introduced in five stunning variants with eleven colourways, the all new Classic 350 to be available starting at INR 184,374 (ex-showroom - Kochi)
●    The motorcycle is available for test rides and bookings across Kerala

Kochi:: Royal Enfield, the global leader in the middleweight motorcycle segment (250-750cc), launched the highly anticipated all-new Classic 350 in Kochi. The iconic and timeless Classic has now been reimagined and enhanced with a smooth and refined ride experience, to meet modern aspirations. The new motorcycle is available across all 113 dealership touch-points in Kerala. Test rides and booking for the all-new Classic 350 is available via the Royal Enfield App, on the company website, www.royalenfield.com, and at the nearest Royal Enfield Store.

The all-new Classic 350 adds a new chapter to Royal Enfield’s legacy of building authentic, retro-styled motorcycles that are loved by enthusiasts around the world. Ever since its launch in 2008, the Classic has emerged as a motorcycle that has redefined the middleweight motorcycling space and spawned the revival of Royal Enfield, kickstarting its journey to lead the segment globally. 12 years and more than 3 million motorcycles later, the Classic has built a legacy of its own, and the new Classic 350 is all set to take this legacy ahead.

Reminiscing about the Classic’s success through the years, and commenting on the launch, B Govindarajan, Executive Director, Royal Enfield, said, “The Classic has been a huge catalyst in growing and expanding the middleweight segment in India, while also being instrumental in unlocking a thriving sub-culture of leisure riding among young and experienced riders across the world. The all-new Classic 350 carries forward this legacy, and embodies the familiar timeless design language, with a completely modern and reimagined ride experience. Built ground-up, on our modern J-series engine, with an all-new chassis, the Classic 350 offers a tremendously refined and impeccable ride experience that  almost feels like riding again for the first time. We’ve paid great attention to every aspect of the motorcycle, right from its stunning look, to the perfection in parts and the touchpoints, to its impeccable riding performance. The supremely well calibrated engine is super smooth, intuitively responsive and engaging, and has that gorgeous growl on acceleration. The all-new chassis inspires enormous confidence while handling and is especially well-mannered in tight traffic situations and around twisty corners. The Classic is by far the most comfortable motorcycle to ride, with plush seating and suspension, and great ergonomics. With sharp focus on the middleweight motorcycle segment, and our firm belief in the trend of premiumization in the Indian automobile industry, we are confident that the new Classic 350 will further fuel our growth and our ambitions”

Speaking on the launch of the all-new Classic 350 in Kerala, V. Jayapradeep, National Business Head - South & East, Royal Enfield, said “Kerala has been an integral part of Royal Enfield’s growth story and the state is a strong foothold for the brand. We have witnessed tremendous response for our motorcycles from young as well as experienced riders in the state. Classic has always been the preferred choice for many riders across generations, thanks to its unique timeless design and dependability. In Kerala, Royal Enfield has more than 40% market share in the more than 150cc motorcycle segment, with over 70% market share within the 250cc - 750cc, mid-size motorcycle segment, and Classic shares equal contribution within the Royal Enfield product line-up. With its timeless appeal, upright, comfortable riding stance and the signature thump, the Classic is quite popular amongst riders in Kerala and we are confident that our consumers will wholeheartedly welcome the all new Classic 350”


Powered by the modern, globally appreciated 349cc air-oil cooled single cylinder engine, launched recently on the Meteor, the all-new Classic 350 brings in a new level of comfort, smoothness and refinement in ride experience. With the 349cc, fuel-injected, air/oil cooled engine, the Classic generates a power of 20.2 bhp at 61500rpm and a torque of 27Nm at 4000rpm, resulting in a strong low-end grunt and super smooth linear power delivery across the band, making the ride enjoyable and effortless. With the primary balancer shaft that cuts down the vibrations, the reborn Classic feels smooth and well-mannered on road. The gear shifting is crisp and smooth, thanks to the optimized 5-speed gearbox that ensures strong in-city acceleration, as well as a relaxed ride at cruising speed. Much to the joy of Royal Enfield enthusiasts, the new Classic 350 retains the unmistakable thump of the exhaust note.

Designed and developed by talented teams of designers and engineers based at Royal Enfield’s two state-of-the-art technology centres, in India and the UK, special care has been paid to ensure a superlative ride experience on the all-new Classic 350. The all-new chassis is built for superior comfort and maneuverability. Designed to be stiffer, the chassis encourages more confidence at higher cornering speeds, and feels planted and stable on straight roads. The front and rear suspension has been extensively developed for more comfortable saddle time. With better ride ergonomics and more confident braking, the Classic feels agile and responsive and promises to heighten the ride experience each time.

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is available in 5 new, exciting variants with 11 colourways, beginning with the Redditch series, the Halcyon series, the Classic Signals, the Dark series and the Classic Chrome.

●    Classic Chrome - A premium standout edition, the Classic Chrome series reflects the rich look and feel of British motorcycles from the 1950’s. Available in dual-tone colour tanks in two colourways - Chrome Red and Chrome Bronze - the Chrome series bears true insignia of its past with striking tank badges  that were adorned by the Royal Enfields of the 1950’s.
●    The Classic Dark series is a youthful, urban and a custom take on the Classic 350, and comes in Stealth Black and Gunmetal Grey colourways. These motorcycles come fitted with alloy wheels and tubeless tyres.
●    The Classic Signals series, available in Marsh Grey and Desert Sand, continues to celebrate Royal Enfield’s association with the armed forces. Each of these motorcycles come with badges and graphics and also bear a unique number that will be stenciled on the tank.
●    The Halcyon series, as the name suggests, is a celebration of the Classic’s legacy and reflects the glorious retro classic look. It is available in Green, Grey and Black colourways.
●    The Classic 350 Redditchis inspired by true classics of the past and has single tank colours - in Redditch Grey and Redditch Sage Green - with blacked-out components.

All variants are equipped with dual channel ABS and disc brakes, except the Redditch variant that has single channel ABS and drum brake on the rear.

For more comfortable hours on the saddle, the new Classic has new, wider seats with soft-foam cushion padding. With brand new handlebars, the riding position has been subtly tweaked to further improve comfort whilst maintaining that familiar Classic feeling. Bringing in the modern touch is the new digi-analog instrument cluster that houses an LCD info panel. A USB charging point will be mounted below the handlebar for the convenience of quick charging on the go. The turn-by-turn Tripper navigation pod is available as a Make It Yours accessory - MiY - on the Chrome variant. MiY is a truly unique Royal Enfield tool that encourages self-expression, allows riders to personalize and customize their motorcycles

The new Classic 350 will be available with a wide array of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories, designed and developed to complement its versatility as well as to enhance comfort, utility and style. The suite of new accessories for Classic 350 is purpose-driven and includes a range of 35 bespoke options that have been designed for specific themes that allow the rider to enhance the form and function of the motorcycle as per their preference. Royal Enfield’s motorcycle accessories come with a comprehensive 3-year warranty and are designed, developed and certified alongside the motorcycle. For further individual self-expression, a selection of riding gear, including helmets, t-shirts, and lifestyle accessories have been designed inspired by the Classic 350.

Bookings and test rides for all variants of the new Classic 350 have started across dealerships in India, except the Redditch series which will be available in stores starting October 2021.

The new Classic 350 will be available at a starting price of INR 1,84,374 for the Redditch series, INR 1,93,123 for the Halcyon series, INR 2,04,367 for the Classic Signals, INR 2,11,465 for the Dark Series, and INR 2,15,118 for the Classic Chrome(all ex-showroom, Kochi)

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