Royal Enfield Classic 350 & Royal Enfield Classic 500 new variants launched
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Royal Enfield has launched new variants of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the Royal Enfield Classic 500 in India. The two bikes come with rear disc brake as well.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 gets a new paint finish called the Gunmetal Grey. The fuel tank, fenders and side boxes are finished in the new colour; and the bike gets a Dark Tan seat cover. This variant costs INR 1,59,677 on-road, Chennai.
The new variant of the Royal Enfield Classic 500 features matte black bodywork and exhaust. The bike also comes with black spoke wheels. The new variant is priced at INR 2,05,213, on-road Chennai.
Introducing the new motorcycles, Mr. Rudratej Singh, President, Royal Enfield said:
We try to stick to doing things that are authentic. In that spirit, the new Gunmetal Grey and Stealth Black variants of the Classic are an ode to our riders and their journeys. It is an authentic expression of self and a celebration of the dark and the spirit of the various shades of night when a rider reminisces the day gone by and the day that is to unfold. We are confident that this will resonate with riders and aspirants who believe in what we believe. Pure Motorcycling. With these new Classic additions riders have more ways to tell their story.
The mechanical underpinnings of the two motorcycles are the same as the existing ones. The Classic 350 continues with the 346cc single cylinder twin spark engine that’s good for 19.8 bhp of power at 5,250 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The Classic 500 gets a 499cc single cylinder twin spark engine with fuel injection. It generates 27.2 bhp of power at 5,250 rpm and 41.3 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The two bikes feature a 5-speed gearbox.
For suspension, the bikes get 35 mm telescopic fork at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. The two variants get disc brakes on both front and rear, a first for the Classic range. Bookings for the two motorcycles are open from September 18 at all Royal Enfield stores across India.