Royal Enfield Classic 350  (Chrome and Stealth – BS VI)
The Visuals: The modern retro styling Royal Enfield Classic 350 hasnt changed in years. But for 2020, the bike gets a new paint scheme and the numbering on the fuel tank. Plus, the round headlamp, the bulky fuel tank, the ...
|Transmission||5 Speed Manual|
|Kerb Weight||195 kg|
|Fuel Tank Cap||13.5 litres|
|Seat Height||800 mm|
Redditch Red, Classic Black, Pure Black, Mercury Silver, Gunmetal Grey, Stromrider Sand, Airborne Blue, Chrome, Stealth Black, Chestnut, Ash, Orange Ember, Metallo Silver,
|Mumbai||₹ 1,60,357 onwards|
|Bangalore||₹ 1,69,426 onwards|
|Delhi||₹ 1,53,436 onwards|
|Pune||₹ 1,60,074 onwards|
|Chennai||₹ 1,53,527 onwards|
|Kolkata||₹ 1,57,756 onwards|
|Hyderabad||₹ 1,55,720 onwards|
|Lucknow||₹ 1,55,841 onwards|
The Visuals : The modern retro styling Royal Enfield Classic 350 hasnt changed in years. But for 2020, the bike gets a new paint scheme and the numbering on the fuel tank. Plus, the round headlamp, the bulky fuel tank, the big side covers and the spoke wheels set the Classic 350 apart. Also, therere some aftermarket accessories that the company is offering with this bike.
The 346cc single-cylinder engine is now fuel-injected. It makes around 19.1bhp and 28Nm of peak torque. The frame is the same single-downtube. The Classic 350 still tips the scale at 195kgs and continues to ride on telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock suspension at the rear. The Classic 350 rides on 19-inch front and 18-inch rear spoke wheels which are shod with tube type tyres. The braking system is new as it now is a dual-channel ABS system. In terms of features, the only addition for this variant is the ABS light.
The Ride : Once on the seat on Royal Enfield Classic 350, the wide handlebar and the center-set foot pegs make you feel at home. The seat too, which has a lot of space to move around, is extremely comfortable and accessible for most Indians. The seating triangle also allows you to filter through traffic quite easily. And for the long hauls too, the Classic 350 always had a good reputation and it still does.
The BS6 motor on the Classic 350 feels more refined. The flat torque delivery allows you to overtake vehicles in a jiffy. The throttle response is crisp and it feels nice every time you twist the throttle. The five-speed gearbox isnt the best, but it manages some decent shifts. The bike can stay at 80kmph all day long, but as you try to cross the 70kmph mark, vibrations creep up on the handlebar and the fuel tank. As a result, theres an increase in rider fatigue especially during long rides. And this is something anyone would want to avoid.
Our Take : The BS6 update of Royal Enfield Classic 350 will entice the younger audience because of its cool new colours and ability to personalise the bike. Plus, the bike runs well, commutes decently and does long distance comfortably. The torquey engine which still has some vibrations is fun to use. So if you are in the market for a motorcycle that has a history, road presence and good riding experience, then you can go for the BS6 Classic 350.