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    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 Instrument Cluster Detailed In New Spy Shots

    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 Instrument ClusterRoyal Enfield is expected to launch the new gen Classic 350 motorcycle in coming weeks
    In line with its strategy to introduce new products at regular intervals and refresh its product portfolio, Royal Enfield will be launching next-gen Classic 350 sometime in the coming weeks. The wait would be worth it, as 2021 Classic 350 comes with a range of updates including visual tweaks, additional features and new chassis and engine.
    Next-gen Classic 350 design updates
    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 continues with its signature retro profile that has remained one of its primary USPs. However, there are several smaller tweaks that give the motorcycle a distinct identity.
    A rugged looking circular headlamp cluster with integrated LED DRLs is among the key design highlights at the front. Other components such as handlebar grips and switchgear have also been updated.
    The instrument console has been refreshed and it comprises a display screen along with an analogue speedometer. It also gets a fuel gauge. In addition, there are trip meters, time display, Odometer as well as the mention of ECO in the display. Take a look at the latest spy video below, credit to Vicky Mallick.
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    Next-gen Classic 350 will also get Tripper navigation, which was introduced with Meteor 350 last year. Tripper feature comprises a small screen that displays directional arrows for the inputted destination. It works in conjunction with Royal Enfield app and Google Maps. The motorcycle in the spy video is seen in metallic green shade.
    Next-gen Classic 350 seat design has been refreshed and it now comes with improved ergonomics, smoother curves and better cushioning. It is expected to provide more comfort during long-distance touring. Another change can be seen in the positioning of grab rails, which are now placed a bit higher than that of the existing model. At the rear, next-gen Classic 350 gets a sleeker round shaped LED tail lamp and new turn indicators.
    Next-gen Classic 350 engine
    Powering next-gen Classic 350 will be the new engine that is already in use with Meteor 350. The 349 cc oil cooled OHC engine is capable of delivering 20.2 hp of max power and 27 Nm of max torque. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The new transmission uses fewer moving parts, which ensures smooth performance and higher reliability.
    Along with the new motor, the motorcycle also gets the new J1D platform. This replaces the earlier single downtube setup. The combo of new engine and chassis are expected to significantly reduce vibrations. We have already seen this with Meteor 350. Performance and handling are also expected to be better, as compared to the current model. In terms of safety, the motorcycle will have disc brakes at both ends, integrated with dual-channel ABS as standard. It will also get alloys and tubeless tyres.
    Classic 350 is currently the top selling motorcycle in 200-500 cc segment. Its market share is almost 50%. Although it has been facing competition from new rivals, none have been able to make any major dent to its popularity. The company would be hopeful that next-gen Classic 350 would continue to build upon the motorcycle’s success and wide fan following. More

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    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 Spied With Alloys – To Be On Offer At Launch

    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 with Alloys
    The new-gen Classic 350 is expected to go on sale in a couple of weeks – It will feature a new powertrain and brand new underpinnings
    Since the last quarter of 2020, Royal Enfield has put on its aggressive avatar and is on a launch spree. The retro classic bikemaker had earlier announced that it would be launching four new or updated products every year for the next seven years. It started with the new Meteor 350 late last year and earlier the updated Himalayan and 650 Twins earlier this year.
    Going by the frequency of test mules spotted in recent times, we believe that Royal Enfield would next launch the new generation model of Classic 350. While we have earlier covered some details regarding its design and specifications, new information about the upcoming retro-styled motorcycle has leaked online.
    Updated Dynamics
    It has now been confirmed that the new Classic 350 will be underpinned by J1D architecture which made its debut in Meteor 350 last year. The company will be ditching the single downtube frame for a twin downtube spine frame while the engine will be used as a stressed member. This has proven to improve handling and dynamics of the motorcycle.
    The new dual-cradle frame will be suspended on 35 mm telescopic forks at front with a travel of 135mm and twin gas-charged shock absorbers with five-step preload adjustability and 80mm travel at rear.
    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 with Alloys
    Braking setup has been revised in the new-gen Classic 350 with a 300mm single disc brake at front with twin-piston floating calipers and a 270mm disc brake at rear with a single-piston floating caliper. Safety net will be provided by dual-channel ABS.
    As far as rolling components are concerned, the new Classic 350 will be offered with 90/90 R19 wire-spoke wheels at front and 110/90 R18 wheels at rear as standard. Both wheels will be shod by tubeless tyres but buyers will get the option of tubeless tyres if they opt for alloy wheels. The manufacturer will also be offering a 90/90 19-inch alloy wheel at front and a 120/80 18-inch alloy wheel at rear as an option.
    Design
    No major changes will be made to its design since RE Classic’s retro appeal is a major USP for the bikemaker. Although we can expect minor updates such as a rounded pillion seat as standard with a new grab rail mounted onto the frame and a redesigned LED taillight. Other design highlights carried forward from the current model include a circular headlamp with chrome bezels surround, chrome-plated exhaust, broad rear fenders, circular rearview mirrors and a teardrop-shaped fuel tank.
    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 with Alloys
    Updated Powertrain, Feature
    The upcoming Classic 350 will also employ a new powertrain which comprises a new 349cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. This unit is good enough for 20.2 bhp and 27 n of peak torque and will be linked to a new 5-speed gearbox. We have also noticed a new exhaust setup in our previous spy shots. The only major addition, in terms of feature, will be its updated instrument console which will get a Tripper Navigation pod.
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    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 650 Render Based On Latest Spy Shots

    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 650 Render
    Royal Enfield is currently planning to launch the new-gen Classic 350 which is expected to launch in the coming few weeks
    It is already known that Royal Enfield has been developing multiple models in the 650cc platform. While one is a traditional cruiser that may or may not wear the branding of Meteor, the other one which seems to be a retro-styled classic bike is speculated to carry the nametag of Classic.
    While there is no confirmation regarding this from the Chennai-based bikemaker, we do hope a larger and more powerful Classic to hit roads soon especially after Classic 500 being discontinued. We can, however, imagine how the motorcycle would look if and when it gets made.
    A digitally rendered design has been created by IAB in-house design artist Shoeb R. Kalania which has been based on the expected lines of the upcoming new generation Classic 350. As evident, there are no major updates in its overall styling as it retains major design elements from the current Classic 350. However, there are subtle yet noticeable differences in this rendering that distinguishes itself from the current 350cc model.
    Overall Styling
    For starters, it gets a different single-piece grab rail for the pillion which is bolted to the rear fender than the optional pillion seat as in the current Classic 350. The seats are themselves different from the present modern retro bike.
    Royal Enfield Classic 650cc Twin And Classic 350 New Gen Spied together
    It also receives new taillights and turn indicators which are sleeker than before. Being powered by a 650ccc parallel-twin engine, it will also feature twin exhaust pipes- one on each side. Also, the front suspension gets an upside-down USD fork in this rendering.
    Another small addition would include a Tripper Navigation pod in the instrument cluster. Other than this, every design element has been kept intact and in line with its upcoming new 350cc sibling. This includes a circular headlamp with chrome bezels around, broad rear fenders, chrome-plated exhaust, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank and circular rearview mirrors.
    Mechanical Specs
    It will borrow its underpinnings from the 650cc Twins- Interceptor and Continental GT. Not only the platform but also the 648cc parallel-twin motor will also be carried over from the 650cc twins. This unit is capable of producing 47 bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque and will be paired to a six-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch. More details on the upcoming 650cc motorcycles are expected to be revealed by Royal Enfield in the months to come.
    New-Gen Classic 350
    Meanwhile, Royal Enfield’s next big launch will be the new-gen Classic 350 which will be based on a new J platform and will be powered by a new 349cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. This motor generates 20.2 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a new 5-speed gearbox. It is expected to be hitting showrooms in the next few weeks.
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    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 Instrument Cluster Spied – Gets Tripper Navigation

    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350
    The new-gen Royal Enfield Classic 350 is expected to be launched in the next few weeks

    Royal Enfield has its hands full with its recent commitment to launch at least four new products every year. Late last year, the brand launched its all-new cruiser Meteor 350 which was followed by an updated version of Himalayan early this year. For the next quarter, it is expected that the Chennai-based bikemaker will introduce a new generation model of Classic 350.
    Test mules of the upcoming Classic 350 have been spotted on numerous occasions recently. Seeing all spy shots, there hardly seems to be any cosmetic difference between the new model and the current model, at first glance at least. It is evident that Royal Enfield wouldn’t want to tinker with the design of a bike that has been the company’s best-seller for many years.
    Revised Instrument Cluster
    However, there are some crucial additions to this motorcycle that would make the upcoming iteration of the retro-styled classic bike a little more than just bare bones. For the first time, the revamped instrument cluster of the upcoming Classic 350 has been spied.
    We get to notice two important additions- a small digital display along with a Tipper Navigation pod beside it. The digital display will probably read out basic information from the odometer and fuel gauge. It retains the manual speedometer.
    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350
    The Tripper Navigation made its first appearance in Meteor 350 and later on the update Himalayan and would soon be made available on all models across Royal Enfield’s range. It provides turn-by-turn navigation on the display pod when connected to the rider’s smartphone via the Royal Enfield App where one can enter destination information. The app world in association with Google Maps which feeds the data on the display screen of the pod.
    Styling
    As mentioned earlier, Royal Enfield has not made many changes to its overall design with most of its elements being carried over from the current model. This includes circular headlamps with chrome bezels, chrome-plated exhaust, broad rear fenders, circular rearview mirrors and a teardrop-shaped fuel tank.
    The only notable updates spotted are narrower round LED lights and turn indicators. It gets new split seats with better cushioning for a more comfortable long-distance ride. It now gets a new single-piece grab rail which is positioned slightly higher for better reach to the pillion.
    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350
    Specifications
    As far as hardware is concerned it will be based on a new J platform the same which underpins Meteor 350. It is built on a double-cradle chassis instead of a single downtube frame as in the current model though suspension setup hasn’t been tinkered much.
    The new-gen Classic 350 will be powered by an all-new 348cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine which churns out 20.2 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. This is 1 bhp more and 1 Nm less than the current model’s output. It will be linked to a new 5-speed gearbox. Upon its launch, it will rival the likes of Benelli Imperiale, Jawa Forty-Two and Honda H’Ness CB350. More

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    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 Side View Spied – New Exhaust System

    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 – New Gen
    The 350 cc single-cylinder engine will be shared with the Meteor

    The next generation Royal Enfield Classic 350 has been spotted testing in its near-production guise once again. This time, the latest spy shot gives us a closer look at the motorcycle and its side view – detailing the new exhaust system. We have learnt that the motorcycle is very close to launch and it could be in the showrooms in a few weeks.
    New Royal Enfield Classic 350
    The new Classic 350 is easily the most anticipated member of Royal Enfield’s next generation family based on the modular J platform. The launch which was originally planned for 2020 was delayed due to several reasons not the least of which is the ongoing pandemic. It seems the Chennai-based retro-classic specialist has sorted out the final details and is geared up to bring in the next iteration in a matter of weeks.
    Based on the spyshots, we can say that nothing much has changed. The current Classic 350 is still the best selling RE even at the very end of its lifespan, strongly indicating that the old-school styling is still popular among loyalists. We do get a slightly revised headlamp cowl, fuel tank and seats. We expect the new Royal Enfield Classic 350 to be equipped with Tripper Navigation system.
    Royal Enfield has recently introduced alloy wheels and dark colour themes for the Classic 350, and these cosmetic features are likely to be carried forward by the next gen model even though the prototypes are equipped with traditional spoke wheels and chrome finished components.
    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 New Exhaust System – Catbox has been removed from under the engine. Instead, New Classic 350 will have catalytic converter on inside of the silencer bend pipe.
    Specifications
    Powering the next generation classic roadster will be the new 350 cc SOHC air-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine which debuted on the Meteor. With 20.2 hp and 27 Nm of torque, the motor will offer a decent balance between highway performance and fuel efficiency. The transmission will continue to be a 5-speed unit.
    The modern setup in addition to several quality related improvements are expected to make the new Royal Enfield Classic 350 much more refined and robust compared to the outgoing model which is known for its niggles despite its undeniable charm.
    The company added an auxiliary catalytic converter chamber on the exhaust downtube to make the current engine meet the BS6 emission norms. The addition was an ad-hoc solution until the new model arrives. The test mules of next generation model do away with this additional component, thereby reverting to the old sleek exhaust system.
    Prospects
    With an all-new engine and several tangible improvements, the new Royal Enfield Classic 350 is all set to take the best selling nameplate to a new level. It will be supported by a slightly more modern looking roadster called the Hunter 350 which will go after the likes of Honda H’ness CB350. RE’s product onslaught is about to begin. More

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    Royal Enfield Classic 350 Prices Increased Yet Again – New Feb 2021 Price List

    Image – Sundar
    Royal Enfield Classic 350 rivals the likes of Jawa Forty-Two, Benelli Imperiale and Honda H’Ness CB350

    Since the beginning of 2021, the Indian automotive industry has witnessed a growing trend of increase in prices of vehicles- two-wheelers and passenger cars alike. A few manufacturers have even increased the prices of their products multiple times in this one and a half month of the new year.
    Royal Enfield too has joined the coveted list of automotive brands which has increased the prices of its most popular offering twice in one month. Classic 350 range of motorcycles is now pricier by up to Rs 4,262 since its last price hike. After the latest hike, prices for retro-style roadster now start at Rs 1,67,235 lakh and go up to Rs 1,92,608.
    In comparison to Dec 2020 prices, RE Classic 350 prices are now up by Rs 6,289. On average, in the two month period from Dec 2020 to Feb 2021, prices of Royal Enfield motorcycles has now been increased by 3.4%.
    Classic 350 Price Increase
    Single-channel ABS variant of Classic 350 is now offered at a base price of Rs 1,67,235 whereas the dual-channel variants are offered at different prices depending on colour options. Classic Black, Pure Black and Mercury Silver are now offered at a price of Rs 1,75,405 against last month’s price of Rs 1,71,570 which is a hike of Rs 3,835.
    Royal Enfield Classic 350 Prices Feb 2021
    Spoke wheel version of Gunmetal Grey-coloured Classic 350 is priced at Rs 1,77,294 as opposed to Rs 1,73,422 in January 2021. Whereas alloy wheel variant of the same has been priced at Rs 1,89,902 after a hike of Rs 4,108.
    Signal Edition of Classic 350 are available in two colour options- Stormrider Sand and Airborne Blue, both are now offered at a similar price of Rs 1,85,902 post a hike of a shade over Rs 4,000.
    Orange Ember and Metallo Silver paint schemes can now be bought at Rs 1,89,360 against last month’s price of Rs 1,85,902 after a price increment of Rs 4,108. Stealth Black and Chrome Black colours will be available at a price of Rs 1,92,608 after a hike of Rs 4,262. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom.
    Royal Enfield Classic 350 prices Feb 2021 vs Jan 2021 vs Dec 2020
    Specifications
    Classic 350 is powered by a 346cc single-cylinder air-cooled UCE motor which pushes out 19.2 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque. This unit is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. It is based on a steel single-downtube frame chassis and suspended by a telescopic fork at front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at rear. It rolls on a 19-/18-inch wheel setup.
    New-Gen Classic 350
    The Chennai-based bikemaker is expected to launch a new generation model of Classic 350 in coming months, test mules of which have been spotted on numerous occasions previously. This new-gen Classic 350 will employ a different chassis and a brand new 350cc engine which have made their debuts in the recently launched Meteor 350. More

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    New-Gen Royal Enfield Classic 350 Spied With LED Taillights, Turn Indicators

    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350
    Design of the new-gen Royal Enfield Classic 350 is not expected to deviate from the current model

    Royal Enfield is currently beaming with the success of its new cruiser Meteor 350 which launched late last year and had made an instant impression in the minds of bikers. This is just the beginning as the Chennai-based bikemaker is planning to launch its next generation of motorcycles in the coming months.
    A few months back, the company revealed its roadmap ahead as it is planning on launching one bike every quarter for the next seven years. This will start from this year with the launch of new generation Classic 350. The new-gen model of the retro modern motorcycle has been spotted testing on numerous occasions in recent past.
    Recently, test mules of the new-gen Classic 350 were spotted testing again in their production-spec models. As reported in our previous scoops, cosmetic changes on the new-gen model are minimal in order to improve ergonomics since makers want to carry forward the retro appeal of the motorcycle.
    Design & Expected Features
    It features similar design elements to the current model including round halogen headlamps, teardrop-shaped fuel tank, chrome rearview mirrors, chrome-plated exhaust and broad rear fenders. Only notable updates visible in the current set of spy shots are a narrower round-shaped LED taillight and turn indicators which are a first for Classic 350. It is also expected to feature a circular LED DRL around the headlamp.
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    The split seats are new and appear to be better cushioned for a more comfortable ride. At rear, it also gets a new grab rail for the pillion which is positioned a little taller for a better reach. Other changes expected to be included are new handlebar grips, switchgears and an updated instrument cluster with a semi-digital display.
    We expect, 2021 Classic 350 to be offered with the new Tripper Navigation system first introduced in Meteor 350 recently. Overall, fit and finish of materials are expected to be a notch higher than the outgoing model.
    New Underpinnings
    As expected, new Classic 350 will share many components with RE’s Meteor 350. For starters, it will be based on the same J platform as the cruiser. It will now be underpinned by a double-cradle chassis instead of a single downtube frame as in the current model. Not much alterations are expected on the new bike’s suspension setup.
    New Engine, Gearbox
    In terms of its powertrain, new 2021 Classic 350 will be powered by an all-new 349cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine which makes an output of 20.2 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. This is 1 bhp more and 1 Nm less than the outgoing 346cc UCE engine in the current Classic 350. This unit will be paired with a new 5-speed gearbox with fewer moving components in order to reduce friction.
    Upon its launch, it will compete against rivals in the segment including Jawa Forty-Two, Benelli Imperiale and Honda H’Ness Cb350. One can expect the new-gen Classic 350 to launch by June 2021.
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    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 650 cc Twin Spied With New Gen 350 – Gets Alloys

    Royal Enfield Classic 650cc Twin
    The Royal Enfield Classic has an unassailable lead in the Indian medium displacement motorcycle segment and why not augment it with a 650 cc variant?

    If you are a Royal Enfield fan, there is a lot to be cheerful about in 2021 as the retro classic brand is gearing up for a new product launches in regular intervals. Royal Enfield has plans to launch one new motorcycle every 4 months in India.
    While things are going to start with model year refreshes and minor updates, quite a few next-generation thumpers are in the pipeline for later this year. We all know the new 650 cc cruiser is on its way but RE has surprised by testing another twin-cylinder prototype that we believe to be the Classic 650!
    2021 Royal Enfield Classic 650 spied
    A recent spyshot of accessorized 650 cruiser was actually wrongly identified. The prototype featured a conventional roadster riding posture compared to the previously spied cruiser test mule‘s feet-forward stance. Not just that, the accessorized test mule also featured considerably higher seat height.
    We have come across a new spy shot of the mystery Royal Enfield 650 roadster in question, parked alongside a new gen Classic 350 prototype. The image is credit to automotive enthusiast Ganesan.
    Royal Enfield Classic 650cc Twin with new gen Classic 350. Footpegs positioning on both motorcycles is similar. Pillion seat is larger as compared to the 650cc cruiser spied earlier.
    As you can see, they both share quite a lot in common in terms of basic design elements – circular headlamps, almond shaped fuel tank, split seats and roughly same seat height – and ergonomics. The motorcycle features black alloy wheels, front and rear discs, twin exhaust pipes, and an eccentrically mounted circular instrument dial.
    Royal Enfield KX650 Cruiser with footpegs in the front, lower seat height and smaller pillion seat
    Though the engine of the 650cc Classic is seen in black, it is likely that it is just a cover. As the spy shot shows that the cover is broken at one point, and one can clearly see the chrome / silver engine underneath.
    Why Classic 650 when you already have Interceptor 650?
    The Royal Enfield Classic 650 would be an ideal spiritual successor to the now defunct 500 cc variant which had a sizeable fan following. More powerful and refined twin-cylinder engine, the trademark retro design and a nameplate with huge brand recall make for a compelling combo.
    Royal Enfield KX650 Cruiser with footpegs in the front, lower seat height and smaller pillion seat
    To give you a perspective, more than half of RE’s sales volume is accounted for by the Classic 350; which is at the end of its life cycle and this shows how strong the Classic brand is. So, why not augment it with a 650 variant?
    While the Interceptor 650 already covers the medium displacement roadster niche for RE, the company appears to be confident that there is sufficient difference in the appeal of the Classic 650 to have it alongside. The inverted telescopic fork, split seats with removable pillion unit and an old-school body-coloured headlamp housing distance the Royal Enfield Classic 650 from its sibling.
    Powertrain
    In its existing state of tune, the motor produces 47 hp and 52 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed transmission. We may see a minor tweak to the gear ratios to suite the Royal Enfield Classic 650’s relaxed mile-munching nature. With more variants being spun off the same platform, RE would be able to leverage the economies of scale to come up with very competitive pricing for its upcoming products. More