The younger sibling of the Royal Enfield Classic bikes launched recently; the Classic 350cc seem to hold the Enfield legacy high and up. For God-knows-why reasons Royal Enfield wanted to brush off the tag of Bullet with these Classic versions and so be it say bike lovers already. The company likes the Classic 500 and the Classic 350 to be identified as Royal Enfield Classic models at that.
The Classic 350cc doesn’t need to be loud to get identified as it comes out of a Royal Enfield lineage and the muscle speaks high of the thumper. It is designed retaining those typical Royal Enfield characteristics and so will not disappoint bike enthusiasts, especially Enfield lovers.
If you ask the unique features that Royal Enfield Classic models sport, then the 2 models Royal Enfield Classic 500 and Royal Enfield Classic 350 both sport 18-inch spoke wheels for extra handling and ride comfort.
As regards the headlamp and the tail lamp, while the headlight casing looks like tiger-eye-like lamps, the tail lamp assembly looks vintage and classic, and definitely not flimsy. Although the headlamp is pretty much retained the traditional way, the powerful halogen is the new add on in the Classic 350cc to give that contemporary look besides brilliant illumination.
The fuel tank, toolbox and the air filter box all sport classic looks, and the crafted fuel tank with its graphics and thigh-resting pads give the bike somewhat a retro look. The speedometer and the fuel indicator are both integrated into headlight casing. The font on speedometer gives it an amazing British style. The one-seat saddle is designed with springed seat to render maximum comfort and relaxing ride position.
Looks and style of the Royal Enfield Classic 350cc
The number plate, logo and the bike colors reflect post war looks. The design was tweaked neatly to result in a Classic 350cc while retaining the Enfield legacy of WWII models.
That round headlamp casing still, the analog valves, the explicit steel springs and the retro-looking fenders especially of the back tyre all give an impression that it is to show the style of those days to the modern day bikers. So is the case with even the number plate, saddle, mudguards, spoked wheels, fuel tank, exhaust and the headlamp casing; definitely demanding second glance to say the least.
Engine of Royal Enfield Classic 350cc
The bike runs on a powerful 346cc engine from Thunderbird Twinspark, and it generates a torque of 19.8 Bhp of maximum power at 5250 revs giving 28 Nm of torque. We will talk about UCE or the Unit Construction Engine in detail. However, there is not much of a difference between Royal Enfield Classic 500 and Classic 350cc other than the engine capacity.
UCE: The Royal Enfield Classic engine comes with clutch and the gearbox which are integrated into crank case and they are situated outside. The UCE or the Unit Construction Engine reduces transmission losses and are absolutely hassle free when it comes to maintenance.
Thankfully, Royal Enfield has given its Classic models some cool and contemporary features including the electric start as well as the 280mm disc brakes (for Classic 350cc the disc brakes are in the front). It has also ditched the carburetor fuel injection and voted for modern electronic fuel injection system; the EFI is integrated to the 5-speed gearbox. The EFI as in any 4-stroke bike ensures improved air-fuel mixture combustion, and smoother start with better power delivery over a range of terrains; and as will be the emissions would be a lot environment friendly.
Royal Enfield Classic 350cc comes in colors of red, black and silver and comes under 100,000 price in INR. Its Ex-showroom Delhi price comes to Rs. 99,000.00 (worth a Royal Enfield Classic).
The Classic 350cc from the Royal Enfield stable is going to give the Yamahas and the Ninjas a run for their money; looks like.