The updated Royal Enfield Classic 350 was spotted recently with few cosmetic updates and most probably a new BS-VI compliant engine
There is some good news for the Royal Enfield fans of India. The Chennai based two-wheeler manufacturer has already started testing the updated Classic. The cruiser was spotted on the roads of Chennai recently with some noticeable cosmetic updates which indicate to the fact that this is perhaps a new motorcycle and not just a mere facelift.
The biggest change that the 2020 Classic gets is th new engine. The current UCE unit will not be able to meet the strict BS-VI emission norms, which will come into effect from 1st, April 2020. Although we are not exactly sure at this moment there is a possibility that the new engine will likely continue with the same 346cc displacement or it might also have a bigger displacement as well.
If the new engine gets a slightly bigger displacement then there is also a possibility that it will likely generate more power than the current unit. You can also expect the new BS-VI compliant engine to also be more refined at the same time. Besides the engine, the rear disc brake of the updated Classic model was also positioned towards the right side of the motorcycle.
The entire chain drive setup now sits towards the left side which is completely opposite to the current motorcycle. This new setup means that the motorcycle has received a revised swingarm. Some other noticeable cosmetic updates which were spotted on the motorcycle include a redesigned split seat and a different grab handlebar.
The rear taillamps look new and now also get a chrome bezel. Take a closer look and you will also notice that the test mule also gets flat footpegs and some chrome detailing at the handlebar end.
Lastly, the test mule was also spotted with a shorter exhaust muffler. You can all expect the updated Royal Enfield Classic to launch next year in India. Once launched, it will rival directly against the likes of the Jawa and the Jawa 42.