New-gen Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is expected to be launched sometime early next year2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 New GenRoyal Enfield is currently in a transition phase where it is updating older models for new ones. While Meteor 350 came in to replace the Thunderbird range at the end of 2020, the new-gen Classic replaced the older generation model last year. Both new models are based on a 350cc platform that utilises a new J-series engine.Soon this new platform and engine combination will also be seen in the upcoming Hunter 350 as well has been spied frequently during its testing phase. Another motorcycle that will be employing this combo will be the new-gen Bullet 350 and a test mule of the same has been spotted for the time.2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 New Gen SpiedDevelopment of the new-gen Bullet has been in the news very often but until now there has been no proof of it. The latest spy spics are the first confirmation about the bike’s development.On seeing recent spy shots, one can immediately notice various differences in detail when compared to the existing Bullet 350. The biggest highlight is a double-cradle frame holding the engine as a stressed member, unlike the current model which features a single downtube frame.2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 New GenConstruction and casing of the engine are similar to Meteor and new-gen Classic with a new-gen J-series engine taking over from the outgoing UCE (unified construction engine) unit. Other than this there are some subtle yet significant visual updates.2023 Bullet 350 – Visual HighlightsFor instance, the testing prototype is seen with a new headlamp and taillamp which is starkly similar to Classic Reborn. It gets a new headlamp encasing as well which is embellished in chrome. It gets a brand new single-piece seat although the padding seems similar to the split-style seats in the new Classic. Front and rear fenders will also be different units from their predecessor.Speaking of the seat, the rider saddle gets a nice kink which should be proper lumbar support to the rider’s tailbone. New-gen Bullet gets a similar handlebar which is taller and more pulled towards the rider than the one in Classic Reborn. In addition, it features circular rearview mirrors also dipped in chrome.2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 New GenIt will be interesting to see if Royal Enfield offers a kick start with the new-gen Bullet 350 since many purists love the feel of a kick start. Majority of Bullet buyers are such purists, however, the new J series engine in Meteor and Classic doesn’t come with a kick start. More details are expected to surface in coming months.New Gen Bullet 350 – Expected SpecsPowering the new Royal Enfield Bullet will be a 349cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that kicks out 20.2 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. This motor will be paired to a 5-speed gearbox. Suspension duties will be handled by conventional telescopic forks up front and twin shock absorbers at rear. Braking will be taken care of by a disc brake at front and a drum brake at rear while being aided by a single-channel ABS. More
Royal Enfield Classic 650cc Spied – Alloys, LED HeadlightRoyal Enfield will be launching multiple derivates of the 650cc platform in the coming few months which includes a cruiser, a roadster and a bobberRoyal Enfield has various new upcoming projects on its plate and most of them are undergoing the testing phase. By now, we have clearly established that the iconic brand is developing multiple derivatives of a 650cc Twin with a low-slung cruiser stance. To be precise, the Chennai-based bikemaker is planning to launch 3 bikes in this space.The first one in this range is a cruiser which could be named Super Meteor 650 since the ‘Meteor’ branding is used by Royal Enfield for its cruiser offering in the 350cc category. The second one is a single-seat bobber tentatively titled Shotgun 650 which could be based on the SG650 Concept.The latter made its maiden appearance at the last edition of EICMA in Milan, Italy. The last derivative of the 650cc model appears to be a modern classic roadster which could be a more premium and powerful equivalent of Classic 350. Probably, this version will be named Classic 650. Judging by all the recent spy shots, all three motorcycles have very similar styling.Royal Enfield Classic 650cc – Design &, ErgonomicsLike most Royal Enfield models, all upcoming 650cc motorcycles flaunt a retro design template commonly associated with the brand. This involves common highlights such as a round headlight and taillight, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, broad front and rear fenders, dual exhaust pipes and mufflers, and a low-slung cruiser-like stance. However, all three bikes are expected to offer different riding experiences.Royal Enfield Classic 650cc SpiedFor instance, in the latest set of spy shots, the footpegs are centre-set and the handlebar is set slightly lower which gives it a slightly committed yet comfortable riding posture. The cruiser offering in this space gets forward-set footpegs with taller handlebars which provide relaxed riding ergonomics.Further, the shape of exhaust canisters in the latest spy pics resembles the one used in Classic 350. It is seen with dual tone alloys, LED headlights and tail lamps. Instrument cluster is similar to new Royal Enfield motorcycles with digital / analogue console along with Tripper Navigation.Hardware & Powertrain SetupThat said, all three motorcycles will be based on the same platform which currently underpins the 650 Twins- Interceptor and Continental GT. The latest test prototype was seen rolling on alloy wheels whereas other iterations of the RE 650 were seen riding on wire-spoked wheels.Royal Enfield Classic 650cc SpiedSuspension duties will be handled by upside-down or upright forks (depending on the variant) at front and twin shock absorbers at rear. Powering Classic 650 will be a familiar 648cc parallel-twin, air/oil-cooled engine which propels the current 650 Twins. This motor kicks out 47 bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque while being paired with a 6-speed gearbox via a slipper and assist clutch.However, tuning and power delivery of the engine could be different in all models. More clarity on the upcoming 650cc models is expected in the coming few months. More
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Modified CruiserRoyal Enfield bikes like Classic 350 are preferred by modifiers owing to their simple architecture and easy availability of aftermarket componentsIn a recent project by Eimor Customs, a Royal Enfield Classic 350 has undergone a cruiser-like transformation. A number of customizations have been carried out including cosmetic enhancements as well as functional updates. While Classic 350 is already popular for its timeless design, this modified version appears to make a better connect with enthusiasts. It has been aptly named as ‘Enigma’ by the modifier.Classic 350 Enigma custom detailsWhat immediately grabs our attention is the matte metallic red paint job. While the front and rear fenders get an even shade, the fuel tank and side utility box have a combo of red and gradient black. This ensures a seamless integration with the rest of the bike, which wears a largely blacked-out look. Most other components have been blacked-out including the engine, chassis, exhaust, and wheels.Fenders at both ends have been shortened and customized to achieve a tyre hugging profile. In comparison, stock Classic 350 looks more retro with its broad fenders. Fuel tank has been customized into a compact and sharper unit, something usually seen with bobber styled motorcycles.The lower curved section of the fuel tank creates a shield effect for the engine, which comes across as a new design innovation. It is not certain if the customized fuel tank will impact storage capacity. Even though it looks slimmer, the length seems to have been stretched. In case of stock Classic 350, fuel tank capacity is 13 litres.Royal Enfield Classic 350 Modified CruiserOther changes include bar-end touring mirrors and floating-type detachable pillion seat. While the exhaust looks like the stock unit, it gets perforated exhaust cover. Another key change is round instrument pods that have been asymmetrically placed above the LED headlight. The headlight gets a ring in matte red paint, which seems to create a halo effect for the bike.Classic 350 Enigma engine and specsEngine has been retained in its original form in this customization project. Classic 350 is powered by a 349cc motor that makes 20.2 bhp of max power at 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. It is mated to a constant mesh 5-speed gearbox.In terms of functional updates, the bike gets USD forks at front. Rear dual shock absorbers have been left untouched. However, rear swingarm has been extended by 4 inches. The bike has been equipped with 19-inch front and 15-inch rear spoke wheels. They are shod with 110mm and 140mm dual-purpose block pattern tyres, respectively.Royal Enfield Classic 350 Modified CruiserBraking system is the same as stock version, 300mm and 270mm disc at front and rear, respectively. Classic 350 is offered in both single and dual-channel ABS options. With the updates, modified Classic 350 has acquired a more intense and powerful character. It’s quite different from the laidback styling of stock Classic 350. Could work for folks who like to flaunt their rides. More
Image for reference. Credit – An ExplorerRoyal Enfield today announced a recall of 26,300 units of Classic 350 motorcycles made between 1st Sep 2021 and 5th Dec 2021
A few days after the roll-out of 100,000th unit of the new gen 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycle, the company has now announced a recall. The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 Recall has affected 26,300 motorcycles which were made between Sep and Dec this year.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 2021 Recall
As per Royal Enfield, their technical team has discovered a potential issue in one of the parts – the brake reaction bracket attached to the motorcycle swing arm – used specifically on the 2021 single-channel ABS and rear drum brake Classic 350 motorcycles.
They further add – Under specific riding conditions, it was discovered that exceptionally higher braking load applied on the rear brake pedal could lead to potential damage of the reaction bracket, which could further lead to unusual braking noise, and potential deterioration of braking efficiency in extreme conditions.
The issue has only been found in Classic 350 motorcycles with rear drum brake and single channel ABS. All other motorcycle variants are not affected by this issue and are not part of the latest Royal Enfield recall.
New Royal Enfield Classic 350
Over the next few days, Royal Enfield and their dealerships will start contact owners of the motorcycles which are part of this recall. These owners will have to bring in their motorcycle to the dealership, where Royal Enfield will “reinforce the brake reaction bracket of the swing arm for all units.”
Proactively, owners of Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycles can also check if their vehicle is part of this recall by checking with local dealers / workshops or by calling RE customer care. You can also check the same by visiting Royal Enfield website.
Earlier Royal Enfield Recall
This is not the first time Royal Enfield is recalling vehicles in 2021. Earlier in May this year, Royal Enfield had announced a recall which had affected over 2.3 lakh motorcycles. In that recall, it was the Bullet, Classic (old-gen) and Meteor that were affected. That recall was due to manufacturing defect in ignition coil.
Speaking about the recalls, Royal Enfield says – “At Royal Enfield, we have robust and rigorous testing and development protocols, and adhere to global validation standards of quality and durability. However, issues like this can arise under specific, extreme riding conditions, and we are committed to resolving this at the soonest, with minimum inconvenience for our customers.” More
Royal Enfield New Gen 350cc ClassicRoyal Enfield is celebrating the roll-out of their 100,000th New Gen Classic 350cc based on J1A platform
For the past few years, Royal Enfield was testing their new gen 350cc motorcycles – which were set to replace the then available Thunderbird and the Classic range. After a lot of delay, largely due to Covid-19 induced lockdowns, Royal Enfield launched their first motorcycle based on the new gen 350cc platform.
All new Royal Enfield Meteor 350 was launched in the first week of Nov 2020. This is the motorcycle which replaced the iconic Thunderbird nameplate. Gone were the vibrations, all thanks to a new platform and engine.
New Royal Enfield Classic 350cc – 1 lakh production
Based on this new platform, Royal Enfield launched the new gen Classic 350 in Sep 2021. Now, production of the new gen Classic 350cc motorcycle has crossed the 1 lakh milestone. Hat tip to automotive enthusiast Thillai Megs for sharing the update.
New RE Classic 350 is not only sold in India, but in many countries around the world – Europe, South Asia, South America, Australia, etc. Royal Enfield would have achieved this milestone long ago, if not for the global shortage of parts. There is a huge demand for these new RE Classic 350, resulting in a waiting period that is running into months.
New gen Classic 350 motorcycle No 100,000th
The Royal Enfield J1A platform was built from the ground up to deliver a world class motorcycle riding experience. Thanks to this platform, the modern day Classic 350cc motorcycles are more reliable. Be it the highway touring or city commuting or taking on corners, the new 350cc Classic delivers much better performance than their older counterparts.
2021 RE Classic motorcycles are powered by a new 350cc single cylinder engine that makes 20.2 hp power and 27 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed gearbox. This new engine comes with an overhead camshaft replacing the existing UCE 350.
Royal Enfield New Motorcycles 2022
With an aim to maintain their lead in the segment, Royal Enfield has announced plans to launch one new motorcycle every 4 months – 28 new motorcycles in 7 years. We have already seen the launch of Meteor, Classic, updated Himalayan, revised 650 Twins.
Royal Enfield will likely update the Bullet / Electra range to the new gen platform next. They will also launch new motorcycles, like the Hunter 350 roadster or the Interceptor 350. These motorcycles are currently on test and are expected to be launched sometime next year.
2022 could also see Royal Enfield launch Himalayan 411 Scram, Hunter 350, 650cc Super Meteor Cruiser and 650cc Shotgun. The latter was even showcased as a concept at the EICMA 2021 in Italy last month. More
Image for reference. Credit – Neev MotorcyclesNew 350cc motorcycles are part of the company’s long-term plan to introduce an average of one new/updated product every quarter
Royal Enfield currently leads in 350cc motorcycle segment with market share of more than 80%. To ensure consumers have more options to choose from, four new 350cc motorcycles will be launched by end of next year. In addition to domestic market, these bikes will also be sold globally. Some of these can actually register higher sales in overseas markets. This trend can already be seen with 650 twins that usually sell more units internationally.
Royal Enfield new 350cc bikes details
All four bikes will be using the new 350cc engine and new J platform. These upgrades were first introduced with Meteor 350 last year, followed by recently launched all-new Classic 350. These improvements have resulted in multiple benefits including smooth power delivery, reduced vibrations and better stability and control.
The new 350cc motor generates 20.2 bhp of max power and 27 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Another key feature introduced with Meteor was Tripper navigation. It remains to be seen which among the four new bikes will be getting this.
Excluding the 350cc bobber, all other bikes will have telescopic forks at front and twin gas charged rear shock absorbers. Braking system has disc brakes at both ends and dual-channel ABS will be offered as standard.
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 – Render
New Bullet 350 and Hunter 350
Among the new bikes, one is likely to be Bullet 350. Codenamed J1B, it will be replacing existing Bullet 350 and the Bullet 350 ES. Bullet 350 is currently the third bestselling 350cc Royal Enfield bike, trailing behind Classic 350 and Meteor 350.
Second new 350cc bike could be a Meteor-based roadster. Spied quite frequently in recent months, it is being referred to as Hunter 350. Internally, this bike has been codenamed J1C1. Hunter will have a sibling as well, which is codenamed J1C2. It will be the same as Hunter in terms of core hardware components. However, it will miss out on some of the premium features. The idea is to make the bike the most affordable 350cc motorcycle from Royal Enfield.
Hunter and its sibling will have retro styling with features such as round headlamp, round rear-view mirrors and spoke-design alloy wheels. Other key features include fork gaiters, upswept exhaust, 17-inch wheels at both ends, split grab rails, short rear section, and round taillight. Test mules have been spotted with an all-black theme. At the time of launch, several more colour options are likely.
2022 Classic 350 Bobber
Fourth product will be a bobber-styled motorcycle based on new Classic 350. Although not much details are available right now, it could borrow some styling bits from Concept KX 838 that was showcased in 2019. Internally, the 350cc bobber is codenamed J1H. It could get features such as single seat, wide and tall handlebar, and spoke-styled alloy wheels.
Royal Enfield is also working to expand its 400cc and 650cc range. Some of the upcoming bikes in these segments include a new cheaper Himalayan variant called Scram 411, a cruiser named Super Meteor 650 and a more powerful 650cc Himalayan.
Royal Enfield Classic Modified Into A Bobber
Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycles including Classic, Bullet and Thunderbird were discontinued after BS6 emission norms kicked in
Royal Enfield motorcycles are among the most custom-friendly bikes in the aftermarket industry. A robust frame makes it possible for designers to modify them in a whole new configuration. This is further aided by simple, no-nonsense retro designs of the base models.
Delhi-based aftermarket workshop Neev Motorcycles has created many such customised Royal Enfield bikes which look unique in composition yet retain classic Royal Enfield characteristics underneath. Another such motorcycle has been designed and conceptualised by Neev which reminds us of good old choppers of Western markets.
Royal Enfield Classic Bobber Zeus – Design Upgrades
The donor model used in this case is a Classic 500 which has been converted into a bobber. The bike on the outset looks outrageous and something out of this world and hence has been aptly named after the Greek God ‘Zeus’. Getting into details, the motorcycle has been equipped with a unique fuel tank design that fortifies it with complex curves in order to add a glimpse of novelty to its style.
As evident, the bike features minimal body panels which gives it a clean look. It wears a beautiful dual-tone custom paint job with glossy black and matte silver. The exhaust has been designed and crafted out of stainless steel which looks premium and ravishing.
Royal Enfield Classic Modified Into A Bobber
Other custom-built parts include a finely crafted handlebar, toolbox, and fenders that look aesthetically pleasing. All the components mentioned above have been built by hand.
Both front and rear fenders have been chopped short while front forks have been covered by aluminium bars. At rear, folks at Neev have incorporated a longer swingarm which is attached to the presumably stock twin shock absorbers.
Other hand-built accessories include a carburetor cover, wheel covers and a new leather seat. Components such as the headlight, taillight, turn indicators, rearview mirrors and a single pod instrument console are high-end aftermarket accessories.
Royal Enfield Classic Modified Into A Bobber
There are not many details regarding the bike’s engine but therefore it is assumed that the stock powertrain is in place. This 499cc single-cylinder air-cooled, fuel-injected motor kicked out 27 bhp at 5250 rpm and a peak torque 41.3 Nm at 4000 rpm. The engine is linked to a 5-speed gearbox. Suspension setup consists of telescopic front forks and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear.
Braking duties are carried out by a 280 mm disc at front and a 240 mm disc or drum at rear. The motorcycle rolls on stock 18-inch wire-spoke wheels shod with chubbier tyres. With an increase in diameter and a new swingarm, wheelbase of the stock Classic 500 has been extended slightly. More
Image – Vi VlogsThe new-gen Classic 350 is based on a new Twin Downtube frame which is said to have improved its handling to a great extent
A couple of days back, Royal Enfield launched its very highly anticipated new generation Classic 350. Starting at a price of Rs 1.84 lakh (ex-showroom), Royal Enfield has managed to retain the old retro charm of the outgoing Classic 350 despite this being an all-new model in which nothing from the older model has been carried forward.
Now, the Chennai-based bikemaker has revealed the official accessories list for the new-gen Classic 350. The Accessories tab on the company’s official website displays the list of goodies on offer by the company. Under the accessories tab, Royal Enfield now has a separate tab for the new-gen Classic which contains a host of add-ons.
List of Official Accessories
The official accessories have been broadly categorised under eight segments- Protection, Controls, Seats, Bodywork, Luggage, Engine, Security & Maintenance and Wheels. The most number of options are listed under engine guards where prices start at Rs. 2,750 and go up to Rs. 4,250. The company is offering two options of alloy wheels designs, both of which cost Rs 12,500 a pair.
Similarly, there are two types one can opt for Silver Deluxe and Black deluxe each costing Rs 2,500 per set. Below is a detailed first look video by Vi Vlogs, detailing the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 and its official accessories. The total cost of all accessories in the video below is about Rs 26k.
Considered as one of the best touring machines, the new Classic 350 will also look to build on that reputation hence Royal Enfield is offering accessories that make this new Classic a touring-friendly motorcycle. This includes Waterproof Inner Bag, Pannier, Pannier Rail and Rack with prices starting at Rs 1,150.
There are also different kinds of accessory seats on offer for both rider and pillion whose prices start from Rs 2,500 and Rs 2,950 respectively. Buyers will get the option to choose from three windscreens with the range-topping touring screen priced at Rs 3,950. Two options each for backrest and seat covers have been made available, both in black and brown. The backrests would cost Rs 950 while the seat covers will set one back by Rs 1,000.
Apart from these, Royal Enfield is also offering two mirror options for the new Classic 350- a bar-end type and a touring type priced respectively Rs 5,800 and Rs 6,250. We also expect the bikemaker to offer Tripper Navigation an official accessory for the new-gen Classic at a later stage.
The 2021 Classic 350 has been receiving positive reviews from all corners mainly due to its new and more refined powertrain. It is now powered by a 349cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor which pushes out 20.2 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. This unit is paired with a new 5-speed gearbox. All mechanical configurations have been borrowed from Meteor 350. More
Image – Nitin AutoroidsThe 2021 RE Classic 350 comes in with a fresh range of features and new J series, 349cc engine which it shares with the Meteor 350
Royal Enfield has launched the new Classic 350 retro styled motorcycle. This motorcycle has a strong fan base in the country. In its new avatar, the 2021 RE Classic 350 gets some feature updates. It is being offered in 5 trims of Redditch, Halcyon, Signals, Dark and Chrome.
Bookings have opened on the company website, or at the nearest Royal Enfield Store while customers can book test rides and customize their Classic 350 via the Royal Enfield App. The new RE Classic 350 comes in with a 3 year warranty along with 1 year Roadside Assistance (RSA).
Vibration Test – Old vs New Royal Enfield Classic 350
2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 gets to a new J Series, single cylinder, 4 stroke, EFI unit that also powers the Meteor 350. This engine offers 20.2 hp power at 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed constant mesh gearbox.
This engine continues to give out the prototypical thump of exhaust as seen on its current counterpart. Not only that, it is this engine which has removed the vibrations from Classic 350. You feel no vibrations while riding the motorcycle. Minor vibrations seep in once you cross 80-100 kmph. Take a look at the vibration test of Royal Enfield New Classic 350 Vs Old Classic 350 in the video below by Nitin Autoroids.
Dimensions and Features
2021 RE Classic 350 measures 2,145mm in length, 785 mm in width and 1,090mm in height. It sits on a 1,390 wheelbase and gets ground clearance at 170 mm which is 3mm higher compared to the outgoing model. Fuel tank capacity stands at 13 liters. Braking is via front disc brake and rear drum brake with single channel ABS offered as standard. It receives telescopic suspension and rear twin tube emulsion shocks while it rides on 19 inch wheel front and 18 inch wheel at the rear.
Feature updates seen on the new Classic 350 shows off a new semi digital instrument cluster with analogue speedometer and LCD with fuel display and odometer. It also gets a new lighting system with halogen bulbs – an updated headlamp unit and refreshed tail lamp cluster. It sports Royal Enfield’s Tripper Navigation System and a new USB port positioned just below the handlebar.
Price and Colour Options
RE Classic entry level Redditch is priced at Rs 1,84,374 while Classic 350 Halcyon carries a price tag of Rs 1,92,123. The Signals variant is at Rs 2,04,367 while the top of the line Dark and Chrome variants are priced at Rs 2,11,465 and Rs 2,15,118 respectively – all prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
RE Classic 350 is being presented in a total of 11 colour options. The Redditch trim gets two colours of Redditch Sage Green and Redditch Grey. Classic 350 Halcyon variant comes in three colours of Halcyon Green, Halcyon Black and Halcyon Grey while the Signals variant has two options of Signals Marsh Grey and Signals Desert Sand.
RE Classic 350 Dark variant will sport colour options of Dark Stealth Black and Dark Gunmetal Grey while the top spec Chrome variant gets two colours of Chrome Red and Chrome Bronze. Classic 350 will continue to rival the Honda H’Ness CB350, Benelli Imperiale and Jawa models. More