New RE Classic 350 will be launched on September 1 and it will be based on a new platform with better fit and finish
Royal Enfield is gearing up to launch the new generation Classic 350 on September 1 and its teaser campaign has just begun on social media courtesy of an 11-second video. The upcoming motorcycle has been on test for many years and it will replace the highly popular model with new underpinnings and a revised engine along with a host of other changes.
The spy pictures have given away the presence of colour schemes such as Stormrider sand, a new grey shade, a new green colour and stealth black, an all-black paint scheme with spoked wheels, classic black with dual-tone alloy wheels, navy blue colour and red chrome theme inspired from 650 will be on offer.
The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is based on the new J platform that debuted in the Meteor 350. The twin cradle chassis should help in lowering the overall kerb weight and offering better handling characteristics. As for the performance, the revised 349 cc single-cylinder fuel-injected OHC engine will be utilised.
According to a leaked document, the powertrain will develop close to 20 horsepower and the peak torque should be similar to the Meteor 350 at 27 Nm. It will be paired with a five-speed transmission. The retro design of the Classic 350 has been carried over but subtle updates can be clearly seen including the revised body graphics on the fuel tank with new logo.
It will be retailed in single and dual seat variants along with wire-spoke and alloy wheels. Moreover, an extensive list of accessories will also be made available. The new seat setup has a more rounded finish on the edge of the pillion seat and better cushioning is also expected to offer a more comfortable riding experience.
In addition, the new-gen Classic 350 boasts a revised instrument cluster with a digital display indicating fuel level. The Tripper Navigation system will likely be offered only as an option and the overall dimensions will slightly change compared to the outgoing model.