After all the spy shots and speculations, Royal Enfield has finally launched the updated BS6 Classic 350 at Rs 1.65 lakh; Rs 11,000 more expensive than its BS4 counterpart. Bookings (unofficial) for the bike were already opened for a token amount of Rs 10,000.
The new BS6 Classic 350 has been given two new colours – Stealth Black and Chrome Black – which will come with factory-fitted alloy wheels and tubeless tyres. All the old colour options – Signals Airborne Blue, Signals Stormrider Sand, Gunmetal Grey and Classic Black – are available, too. They will come with spoke wheels as standard.
As for the engine, we still don’t have the official figures yet. Royal Enfield hasn’t disclosed them. All we know that it has fuel injection and is more refined. Apart from that, there is a new oxygen sensor, updated catalytic converter in bend pipe and updated exhaust muffler with a bigger heat shield plate.
The BS4 Classic 350 was powered by a 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which had 19.8 bhp and 28 Nm of torque. So we’re expecting similar figures from the BS6 engine.
Amidst the launch of BS6 Classic 350, there was no mention of the updated BS6 Classic 500. This just adds more value to the news that RE is planning to kill its 500cc product line-up.
Also, the launch of the next-gen Classic 350, which will have a plethora of major changes including the engine, got delayed until at least mid-2020 for unknown reasons. We have our eyes and ears open for more news on this matter, so stay tuned to iamabiker.
All prices are ex-showroom.