In a very short span, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 has established itself as the new aspirational bike for the common man. It is one of the few motorcycles that wouldn’t look out of place in any environment, be it an IT park in Bandra or in Ladakh with the Himalayas in the backdrop, on the highway laden with saddlebags or on the broken roads between farms. So how does it stack up against one of the most advanced commuter bikes that you can buy for a similar budget?
This is not exactly an apples to apples comparison. The Suzuki Intruder FI and the Royal Enfield Classic 350 do not belong to the same genre and there is a huge disparity in the engine capacity as well. But surprisingly, data shows that the Intruder and the Classic 350 are two of the highest compared motorcycles on BikeWale. So we spoke to a bunch of Classic 350 customers to see what they thought of their priced possession, benchmarking it against the Intruder FI.