For long, Royal Enfield has the Classic 350 as its best-selling model. One of the integral reasons why people go for that motorcycle is the retro appeal of the cruiser. Since April 2020, within the brand’s domestic portfolio in the BS6 regime, it continues to sit at the top of the sales charts. In the coming months, the Chennai-based manufacturer has a whole host of new models up its sleeves. After the good reception for the recently launched Meteor 350, it is likely to carry forward the momentum with the next gen Classic 350.
The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is likely to debut in the early parts of next year (around March or April). It is more than likely to have many things in common with the Meteor 350. Compared to the motorcycle it replaced, the Thunderbird 350, it is a really good thing taking into consideration the improvements the Meteor 350 has made. The upcoming Classic will likely be fortified by the double cradle chassis, ditching the single downtube frame.
As compared to the 346-cc air-cooled unit, just like the Meteor 350, the next generation Classic is likely to be powered by the new 349 cc single-cylinder air-and-oil cooled BSVI compliant motor. This will cause a little rise in power, however, the peak torque will go down by 1 Nm. In the Classic 350, the mechanical transformations are likely to lead to decrease in vibrations and improved ride quality. Apart from this, to take on Jawa Classic and Benelli Imperiale 400, the overall fit and finish of the motorcycle could also be enhanced in its next avatar.