Revamping done right: the Classic Royal Enfield 2021Posted On: September 8, 2021 By : Magan Tamang
On the heels of its huge success in the cruiser segment, on September 1, Royal Enfield launched the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350. The design of the new bike remains essentially the same as the previous base models’, as evidenced by the round headlight, curvy design, and split-style seat. However, the new model comes with a host of updates, including a new chassis and a new fuel gauge.
The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is a comfortable, stable, and mostly vibration-free bike that makes for an extremely relaxing ride. The most exciting update in the 2021 Royal Enfield is its new 349cc SOHC engine, which marks a pivotal change over the ones featured in the brand’s previous base models.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 specifications
The engine of the Classic 350 has been massively improved, and the bike is quicker than the previous base models because of the engine’s fast throttle. As mentioned earlier, the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 uses a new 349cc SOHC single-cylinder air-cooled engine that produces 20.2PS at 6100rpm and 27Nm at 4000rpm. The new 350 can provide a mileage of up to 41 kmpl.
|Mileage (city)||40.8 kmpl|
|Engine type||4 stroke, air-oil cooled engine, spark ignition, single cylinder|
|No. of cylinders||1|
|Max. power||20.21 BHP @ 6100 rpm (14.87 kW)|
|Max. torque||27 Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Fuel capacity||13 L|
Design and features
The cruiser-themed 2021 Classic 350 has a stylish body design whose overall aesthetics remains largely unchanged. However, if you look closely, you’ll find the following: the fuel tank is wider; all the panels’ lines are different; the fuel cap is flush-fitting; the seats are more comfortable; the taillight has been revamped; and the mudguards are broader.
The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic is offered in five variants—Redditch, Halcyon, Dark, Signals, and Chrome.
Royal Enfield has equipped the 2021 Classic 350 with a new semi-digital instrument cluster that includes an analogue speedometer, clock, eco indicator, and a fuel gauge. The brand has also included smartphone-compatible turn-by-turn navigation as an option.
Chassis and suspension
|Type||Twin downtube spine frame|
|Front suspension||Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130 mm travel|
|Rear suspension||Twin tube emulsion shock absorbers with 6-step adjustable preload|
At the front, the new bike comes with a powerful rounded multi-reflector headlamp that is integrated with twin pilot lamps, along with clear-lens turning blinkers for superior illumination.
|Battery capacity||12 V, 8 Ah|
Royal Enfield Classic 350 tyres and brakes
|Front tyre||100/90 – 19 – 57P (spoke/alloy)|
|Rear tyre||120/80 – 18 – 62P (spoke/alloy)|
|Wheel size||Front (482.6 mm); rear (457.2 mm)|
Royal Enfield Classic 350 price in India
In India, the price of the 2021 Classic 350 starts from INR 1.93 lakh, and is offered in five variant options. The Redditch series, with a single-channel variant, is priced at INR 1.93 lakh, while the top-end Royal Enfield Classic 350 Chrome series, with a dual-channel variant, costs INR 2,15,118. Only the Redditch series model comes as a single-channel variant, while the other series are offered as dual-channel variants. The model is available in 11 colours, depending on the variant option.
|Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch series, with single-channel ABS||INR.2,09,261|
|Royal Enfield Classic 350 Halcyon series, with dual-channel ABS||INR 2,18,858|
|Royal Enfield Classic 350 Signals series, with dual-channel ABS||INR 2,31,191|
|Royal Enfield Classic 350 Dark series, with dual-channel ABS||INR 2,38,976|
|Royal Enfield Classic 350 Chrome series, with dual-channel ABS||INR 2,42,982|