The Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS6 has been recently spied with new features and paintwork. We have come across another set of pictures of the updated retro-classic motorcycle, this time swathed in Gun Metal Grey. Hat tip to Subho Sur for sharing the exclusive images on Rushlane Spylane.
The 346 cc air-cooled twin-spark engine receives electronic fuel injection. The BS6-specific changes are reported to include a new oxygen sensor, updated catalytic converter on bend pipe and updated exhaust muffler with bigger heat shield plate.
Power and torque outputs are still under wraps but one can expect a slight dip in the numbers. For reference, the current BS4 version is good enough for 19.8 hp and 28 Nm of torque. The transmission will continue to be a 5-speed unit.
Apart from new colour theme and logo, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS6 has no other visual changes. This particular example is equipped with factory fitted black alloy wheels and dark brown saddle. The updated version is expected to be costlier than the existing model by around INR 10,000 to 15,000. The update is likely to be an interim measure until the next gen Classic based on the new J platform is ready.
Top 5 changes on board the BS6 Classic 350 are as follows:
1. Stock Alloys
2. EFI Fuelling
3. Catalytic Converter on Bend Pipe
4. Oxygen Sensor
5. Different Exhaust Muffler with Bigger Heat Shield Plate (Lesser Thump)
Speaking of the J platform, the prototypes of all-new Classic and Thunderbird are already out testing extensively. In addition to new frame, the new RE thumpers will benefit from an engine architecture that is developed from scratch. Keeping up with the trend, we expect the new products to offer modern features such as LED lighting.
The company is focusing on improving the overall product quality and maintainability across its range. If things go as per plan, the next gen models should be offering significantly better ownership experience.
Reports suggest that the 350 cc variants will be upgraded to the upcoming emission regulations while the 500 cc variants will be temporarily discontinued after April 1, 2020 deadline until their successors are ready later in the year. Though Royal Enfield has been witnessing tough times since late 2018, the retro-classic brand still holds an enviable market share in the Indian medium displacement segment. Below are more images, credit to SR Motors.