- 2020 Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey spotted ahead of launch
- Will be powered by a BS6-compliant, fuel-injected engine
- To demand a premium of around Rs 16,000 over the BS4 model
The new Royal Enfield Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey has been spotted at a dealership, ahead of its official launch. Besides featuring a BS6-compliant motor, the new model also gets subtle cosmetic and mechanical updates over its predecessor. Interestingly, our dealer sources have also shared the pricing of the motorcycle which will be around Rs 1.94 lakhs (on-road). This is a substantial premium of around Rs 16,000 over its BS4 counterpart.
While the overall styling of the motorcycle remains unchanged, the new Classic 350 has been equipped with alloy wheels, as opposed to the spoke wheels in the BS4 model. RE has also tinkered with the rider and pillion seats for enhanced comfort. Furthermore, as we have seen in the earlier spy shots, the 2020 Classic will get updated switchgear and instrument cluster along with new handlebar grips.
The ‘EFI-350’ badge on the engine and a catalytic converter on the exhaust canister clearly reveals that it is powered by a BS6-compliant, fuel-injected motor. However, there’s no information about its power figures yet, which could be different than that of the BS4 engine. The motorcycle continues to be underpinned by a single-cradle frame while suspension duties are handled by conventional forks up front and gas-charged dual shock absorbers at the rear. Meanwhile, braking is handled by a disc-drum combination.
Royal Enfield is expected to launch the BS6 model of the Classic 350 in India soon. In other news, the company is also reportedly working on more compact and lighter motorcycles, which hints at a major revamp of RE’s product portfolio in the coming days.