New spy images of the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 have surfaced online revealing a revised instrument console. It can now be seen with R-E’s tripper navigation in place of the analogue fuel gauge. The pod gives users access to turn-by-turn navigation when paired with a smartphone. The digital inset, on the other hand, is likely to display gear position, time, Eco mode, trip meter, and odometer readings. As for the speedometer, it’s still a full-analogue unit but it makes sense considering the bike’s retro design.
It’ll be powered by an all-new air-cooled 349cc engine — the same unit from the Meteor 350. It makes 20.4PS and 27Nm, mated to a 5-speed transmission. The engine is quite refined thanks to the addition of a counterbalancer and the company’s decision to ditch the primary chain drive and the age-old pushrod setup.
Expect better hardware on the 2021 Classic 350, just like the Meteor. It could be equipped with a larger 300mm front disc and a 270mm disc at the rear, paired with dual-channel ABS. From the looks of it, its suspension setup seems to be the same as the Meteor: a 41mm telescopic fork and twin shocks at the rear.
The 2021 Classic 350 is likely to command a premium of around Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 over the existing Classic 350 with single-channel ABS, which retails at Rs 1.67 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It will go up against the standard Jawa, Jawa Forty Two, Bajaj Dominar 250, Benelli Imperiale 400, and the Honda H’Ness CB350.
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