If someone asks you what is the oldest and most powerful motorcycle on Indian roads, then in your mind only and only one name will come “Royal Enfield” which is known as ‘Bullet’. Since 1955, Royal Enfield Motorcycles have been maintained its special place in the tough competition period by its styling.
Riders of Royal Enfield have a different class and they have a different position on the road due to the Royal Enfield, which has its own bright, strong stroke. Those who run bullet in India are seen with great respect. Perhaps one of the reasons is that Royal Enfield was used by police and army officers till now, but in the last few years, the number of people who adopted it has increased significantly, especially among the youth.
Keeping in mind the royal class, the Indian giant brought many attractive and better model in the market. Models available are better and easier than the earlier Royal Enfield. From 350 cc to 550 cc lightning and cruise Thunderbird’s powerful engine speed is a great option for people who are fond of speed.
On the same lines, Royal Enfield has introduced its new model Royal Enfield – classic 350 for more Power and Traditional Love’s Diwans, let’s see what’s special in this model:
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Design
Talking about the Royal Enfield Classic 350 design, as per its name, the bike has classic design. It also offers unique and stylish look as it is featured with split seat, aggressive fuel tank, and cute tail lamp. The cruiser bike comes with same pack with its 350cc engine siblings. Its design is only one thing that makes it the best choice of buyers.
The Classic 350 has a retro character that it a lighter version of Classic 500. It gives an aggressive look as it is featured with chrome crowned headlight. Other noteworthy features including vintage tail lamps, short silencer, fuel gauge, classic toolbox, the single seat with springs and so on. The circular chrome mirrors, spring-mounted saddle, the black rubberized knee pads, old-fashioned chrome fuel tank cap enhance the retro appeal.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Engine and Power
Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by a 346cc, Single Cylinder, 4 strokes, Twin spark engine, which churns out the maximum 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm power and generates the maximum 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm torque. Royal Enfield Classic 350 gives a liter of mileage of 40-45 kilometers. And can run at a maximum speed of 130 kmph.
Engine Starting System: Electric and Kick, Gear System: 1-n-2-3-4-5.
- 346 cc engine
- Maximum Power 19.80 bhp at 5,250 rpm
- Maximum Torque 28 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm.
- Expected Mileage 37 Kmpl
- Top Speed of 130 kmph
- BS-IV Engine
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Performance & Mileage
Royal Enfield is not only known for its unmated luxury and royalty, but also it well known for its performance. We know, everything changes according to the time and RE also made some new interesting to present the generation. Do you know that, what is the behind its great performance. The UC engine is behind its performance. Talking about the performance and mileage, it feels a bit heavy on the turns and it seems like it does not like turning it. But on the direct path, it is the best cruise at the speed of 60 kmph. If you run it to 90 or 100 kmph then its engine tension will shake your feet. But the best mileage bike also runs on the speed of 60 kmph. It offers a decent mileage of about 35 kilometers per liter.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Riding and Handling
When come to riding and handling, the motorcycle comes with low centre of gravity that makes it easy to handle in the heavy traffic. When you ride the bike at low speeds, it offers a good quality of ride experience. But you can face some problems when you ride the Classic 350 at a high speed on bad roads. The motorcycle offers a dynamic riding and handling as it is featured with telescope front forks and twin gas charged shock absorbers at rear. Its heavy weight makes it a good handler that is easy to handle on the bad roads.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Safety Features
In terms of safety, the bike is not loaded with specific safety features in present which makes the bike safe. Braking duties are managed by the disc brake at the front and the drum brake at the rear.
- Front- 280 Disc 2-Piston
- Rear- 240 Disc Single Piston
- Twin Gas Charged Shock Absorbers
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Wheels & Tyres
The Classic comes with 8 alloy wheels. The motorcycle is loaded with 90/90-19 inch tyres at front side while rear features 110/90-18 inch tyres.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Competitors
Sometime, many people use to compare the Classic 350 with other sportbikes like R15, Duke 200, CBR250R, Pulsar 200NS etc. But what you think is it all makes any sense? Answer is big no. All these bikes are sports and the RE Classic 350 is classic cruiser. In my opinion, the real competitor of the Classic 350 is UM Renegade Sports S.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Price and Colors
The RE Classic 350 has been priced at Rs 1,35,813 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). You can try it by paying EMI that starts from Rs 4,840/month. It comes with 8 paint schemes including lagoon, ash, silver, chestnut, black, redditch red, redditch green, redditch blue.
Verdict: Opt or Not
The Classic 350 is proven a strong motorcycle for tourer that makes a strong statement on the roads. When it is on the road, it grabs every eye balls of the audience as it offers majestic and magnetic look. It is able to deliver sufficient power to handle every riding condition. If you are looking for a commuter and long riding motorcycle, the RE Classic 350 is only one brand name that fits in any angle.
Ride quality, superior handling and retro-looks
Lacks ABS and unresponsive transmission