One of the best aspects of the Classic 350 in our opinion is its seating comfort. The seat height is accessible for most Indians and once on the seat, the wide handlebar and the center-set foot pegs make you feel at home. The seat too, which by the way, has a lot of space to move around, is extremely comfortable. This seating triangle also allows you to filter through traffic quite easily. And for the long hauls too, the Classic 350 always had a good reputation and it still does. And if you do choose to get yourself the optional pillion seat, get the touring one because it is comfortable.
The BS6 motor on the Classic 350 feels more refined and smooth. The traditional character is still there but the engine feels so much better now. The flat torque delivery means the Classic 350 allows you to overtake vehicles in a jiffy. The throttle response is crisp and it feels nice every time you twist that throttle. The five-speed gearbox isn’t the best, but it manages some decent shifts. The bike can stay at 80kmph all day long, but as you try to cross the 70kmph mark, vibrations creep up on the handlebar and the fuel tank. As a result, there’s an increase in rider fatigue especially during long rides. And this is something anyone would want to avoid.
The ride quality of the Classic 350 continues to be on the softer side. This setup provides a good amount of comfort over broken and unpaved roads. But this experience is limited to slow speed rides only. At high speeds, the back takes some beating but it is still negligible. The Classic 350 was never a great handler. It can be attributed to the age-old chassis, high kerb weight and durable tyres. As a result, one needs to be careful on corners, especially if it’s a tight one. But in the city, the Classic 350 does a decent job.