Rivaling Jawa Perak, Royal Enfield launches single-seat Classic 350 variant
Taking on the recently launched Jawa Perak, Royal Enfield has introduced a single-seat variant of its cruiser, the Classic 350, in India. The new motorcycle, priced at Rs. 1.45 lakh, comes with single-channel ABS and is Rs. 8,000 cheaper than the dual-channel ABS variant. Notably, you can also customize or personalize the cruiser through the company's 'Make Your Own' customization program. Here's our roundup.
As part of the 'Make Your Own' program, buyers who book the single-seat variant of the Classic 350 will have an option to customize the motorcycle with several accessories. They include new alloy wheels, fuel tank decals, engine guard, different seats with leather covers, and military-styled panniers to store luggage. All these accessories comply with RTO norms applicable in the country.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 sits on a single downtube frame featuring a naked street design with a single-piece seat, dual-tone color scheme, and blacked-out engine. The retro looks of the motorcycle are further enhanced by rounded headlamp as well as mirrors, spoked wheels, and a chrome-finished exhaust. Moreover, it has a fuel tank capacity of 13.5 liters and a wheelbase of 1,390mm.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by a 346cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine which comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This unit is capable of producing 19.8bhp of maximum power at 5,250rpm and 28Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm.
In the safety department, Royal Enfield Classic 350 comes equipped with disc brake up front, drum brake on the rear, and single-channel ABS as standard for improved road handling. The motorcycle houses conventional telescopic forks on the front and a five-step adjustable dual-shock unit on the rear to handle the suspension duties.
As for the pocket pinch, the single-channel ABS variant of the Classic 350 costs Rs. 1.45 lakh, which is Rs. 8,000 cheaper than the dual-channel ABS model. The motorcycle will directly rival against Jawa's recently launched single-seat cruiser, the Perak.