BS6 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is an updated version of the current model.
Gets fuel injection and a new catalytic converter.
Gets alloy wheels and tubeless tyres for the first time.
Gets a few new paint schemes previously available only on the Classic 500.
The BS6 Royal Enfield Classic 350 has been launched at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.65 lakh. This is about Rs 15,000 more than the outgoing Classic 350.
The new Classic 350 is not the all-new generation that will debut later this year, but an engine update that makes the current model comply with the BS Vl norms. It gets fuel injection and the catalytic converter is new so that it meets the new emission norms.
Mechanically, not much else has changed but there are quite a few cosmetic changes to distinguish it from the outgoing model: the engine head is painted black, and there are more paint schemes including the Chrome paint scheme which was previously available only on the Classic 500. The badge on the tank is new as well, and a couple of new variants called Gunmetal Grey and Stealth Black which available only in the 500 cc version before now have been added to the lineup. These two new paint schemes offer alloy wheels as standard, which is a first for the Classic 350 range, and it also hints at yet another first for the Classic 350 - tubeless tyres.
The BS6 Classic 350 price will work out to nearly Rs 2 lakh on-road and will complete with the Java Standard and Java Forty Two, and the Benelli Imperiale 400 at this price. To some extent, more modern touring motorcycles are also available in this price range, like the Bajaj Dominar 400 and the Honda CBR250R. However, this Classic 350 update is a stopgap measure until the completely new generation of Royal Enfield Classic launches later this year.