- The next generation Royal Enfield Classic will be powered by a BS VI compliant mill
- The tail lamps are all LED with chrome bezel
- The updated Classic has ditched the under-seat springs
After equipping its motorcycles with much-needed safety measure - ABS, Royal Enfield has shifted its focus towards updating its steeds. And to begin with, Royal Enfield has chosen the Classic 350/500 model that will be receiving some cosmetic and mechanical changes. For the update, Classic is the highest selling motorcycle of Royal Enfield and the homegrown motorcycle manufacturer is very cautious about the changes it will be making on the Classic.
The next-gen Royal Enfield Classic is spied with touring accessories including a tall windscreen which is also seen on the Royal Enfield Signals, saddlebags and pillion backrest. The cosmetic changes include a re-designed exhaust muffler which is now a bit shorter than the one seen on the ongoing model, a single piece seat which is slightly stepped and seems to have got a good amount of cushioning. Re-designed LED tail lamp with chrome bezel.
The addition of LEDs in the tail lamp hints at the possibility of the Classic getting an all-LED headlamp as well. The next-gen Royal Enfield Classic will get wider foot pegs, hence increasing the comfort for both rider and pillion. The image also reveals that both the discs have been shifted to the right and the chain is now on the left-hand side. This might have been done to accommodate the new BS VI compliant engine.
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The BS VI engine will enhance the overall refinement of the motorcycle and there will be fewer vibrations as well. Royal Enfield has also tweaked the chassis and the swing arm on the next-gen Classic. The ongoing Royal Enfield Classic 350 is priced at Rs 1.39 lakh, and the next-gen Classic will get a higher price tag in light of the aforementioned cosmetic and mechanical updates. Key rivals of the Royal Enfield Classic are Jawa 300, Bajaj Dominar 400 and the upcoming Benelli Imperiale 400.