Pros- retro appeal, great brand value.
Cons- lacks the famed ‘thump’, weight, is vibe-y in nature, wooden feel of the brakes.
Royal Enfield has been in the modern classic game since the beginning and has virtually introduced that segment in India. While the brand has gravitated towards café racers and adventure touring motorcycles in recent years, the Classic 350 is as classic as it can get.
Deriving most of its styling from the manufacturer’s 250cc Type 11F from the World War II era, the Classic 350 continues with the copious use of chrome for a retro appeal. Except for additions to its colour palette and a few revisions to make it BS-IV compliant, the bike hasn’t received any major changes since its introduction in 2009. And yet, the Classic 350 remains Royal Enfield’s most sought after motorcycle in India, selling 50,000 to 55,000 units a month.