2022 Classic 350 launch should be around the corner. Its production ready spy pics have surfaced revealing details…
The 2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is almost here and we have really clear, close-up photos of the popular motorcycle suggesting that it can be here anytime.
The Classic 350 in the spyshots looks like the production variant that RE was testing till a few weeks back.
There are two variants that we can clearly see – entry level single-seater and more premium double-seater. If we look at the spy images, the 2021 Classic 350 doesn’t bring any drastic changes to the design.
The new 350 comes with the good old circular headlamp, exhaust with chrome plating, circular rearview mirrors, and teardrop-shaped fuel tank. However, the color theme (with stickers) does imbibe that feeling of freshness.
But almost everything major under the skin has changed. It is now based on the new 350 platform that spawns the Meteor 350. Expect better handling with the refined twin downtube architecture.
It will also get the newer 349cc single cylinder, SOHC motor that produces 20.4 PS of power at 6100 rpm and 27 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm on the Meteor. Chances are that this tune may remain unchanged on the Classic as well.
Instead of a flatter seat of the current model, the 2022 Classic 350 comes with a split seat with a curvier design for both rider and the pillion. The grab rail also looks a bit elevated than the older generation model.
Also, the popular road cruiser gets the same 19-inch spoked rim wheel at the front and an 18-inch wheel at the rear with spokes.
For braking, the 2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 uses Bybre calipers on the front wheel with a disc brake. The rear wheel gets a drum brake. The Classic 350 2021 deploys the same J-platform braking systems as the Meteor 350 cruiser. Expect different variants to come with single-channel as well as dual-channel ABS systems.
The meter console gets some refinement with a separate digital display with the fuel gauge. The Tripper Navigation System, that has been spotted on test bikes, is expected to either be optional or be limited to the highest trims only (as it has been replaced with a Roya Enfield logo on one of these models).
Royal Enfield has plans to launch bikes aggressively this year and it is steadily working on its targets. It is also testing newer models based on its 650 platform..