Royal Enfield has equipped the entire Classic 350 range with rear disc brake. Prices of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 now start from Rs 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). For those not in the know, the rear disc brake was initially available only with the Redditch Edition and Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey option. The company recently launched ABS equipped Classic 350 Signals Edition in India, which became the first RE model to get this feature. Interestingly, the RE Classic 350 line-up gets the same rear disc brake and swingarm that is offered with the Thunderbird 350.
The braking set-up on the bike comes from 280 mm disc unit at front and 220 mm rear rotor. Save for aforementioned changes, the bike carries over all the other bits from the previous version. While the Classic 350 gets rear disc brake, RE is also planning to update its entire line-up with ABS by the end of this year.
Coming to the Royal Enfield 350 Classic, it is the bestselling bike from the home-based bike-maker and accounts for a huge chunk of RE’s monthly sales. On the aesthetic front, the RE Classic 350 features a circular fuel tank, round headlamp with chrome bezel, analogue speedometer, wide handlebar and twin seats. It gets a steel tubular single-cradle chassis to suspend the engine and the suspension. The bike runs on 19-inch and 18-inch wire-spoke wheels at front and rear respectively.
As for the mechanicals, Classic 350 gets a 346 cc, four-stroke, single cylinder, two-valve, air-cooled engine good for maximum power of 19.8 bhp at 5,250 rpm against 28 Nm of top torque at 4,000. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The suspension set-up on the bike comprises telescopic forks at front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the back.