The new year brings with it much cheer. And that has a lot to do with changes at dealerships. Royal Enfield Classic 350 in its BSVI avatar has starting adorning showrooms, and while what it looks like remains essential, in its new form, the bike commands a new retail price.
2020 Royal Enfield Classic 350 features fuel injection. The EFI is part of the vehicle’s BSVI compliancy. Overall design appears to be unchanged but there’s new colour schemes and new alloy wheels. While alloy options are standard on some 350 models now, a part of the line will continue to sport spoke wheels as standard.
A spec sheet is yet to be accessed but as with BSVI engine updates, it would come as no surprise if engine output is marginally contained to attain BSVI output. The thump has surely changed a bit. This can be heard in the detailed exhaust note video of Classic 350 BS6 below, shared by YouTube channel Bullet Guru.
While there could be some excitement around the launch, the vehicles on offer are far from new. The changes orchestrated are solely for the purpose of BSVI compliancy. Changes point to an oxygen sensor, updated catalytic converter on bend pipe, and exhaust muffler with bigger heat shield plate. While cleaner it is, it’s a lot like old wine in a new bottle. ?
And that bodes well for now. For Royal Enfield, Classic 350 is its bread and butter making up more than half its fair share in overall sales. Nothing else compares. Below are the leaked prices of BS6 Royal Enfield Classic 350.
As per the leaked prices, the BS6 variants will be about Rs 14k more expensive than the BS4 variants. In the coming weeks, Royal Enfield will also launch BS6 variants of Bullet, Electra and Thunderbird 350 range, as well as the Himalayan 400 and 650 Twins. They will not launch BS6 variants of their 500 cc motorcycles, as those will be discontinued.
While, Royal Enfield sales have dwindled to a mere half lakh units, of the 50,416 units sold last month, 47,788 units were upto 350cc units. That’s the sheer strength of the segment. Domestic sales of its bigger bikes were reported at a mere 2,628 units and exports for the month stood at 1,927 units.
Later this year, Royal Enfield will launch new gen Classic 350 and Thunderbird 350. These new gen versions are built on new chassis, and come with a completely new engine, that is expected to deliver more power than the current 350 cc RE motorcycles. It is also expected to come with 6 speed transmission.