Royal Enfield plans to launch the 2020 Classic 350 BS6 version in the country very soon. The Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350 is one of the top-selling motorcycles for the British-origin brand, but has lately witnessed a fall in sales thanks to the growing (and competitive) Indian motorcycle market. With the launch of the new BS6 Bullet Classic 350, the company expects to regain some of the lost market dominance.
Owing to the revised emission norms, major automotive brands operating in India have been busy developing ‘cleaner’ engines or updating their existing power plants. Royal Enfield’s current UCE (Unit Construction Engine) power plant has been around for a while now with little to no updates in the long run.
With BS6 deadline nearing, Royal Enfield is all set to launch their BS6 Classic 350 motorcycle. New Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS6 which will be launched in the coming days, is the same motorcycle as the current Classic 350 with BS4 engine.
It is not to be mistaken with the new gen RE Classic 350 which is currently under testing. The new generation Royal Enfield Classic 350 motorcycles will not use the push rod engine, like the current one.
The one you see in the images in this post, uses the same push rod engine tech, like the existing RE motorcycles. Royal Enfield has updated the current push rod BS4 engine to meet BS6 norms, which come into effect from 1st April 2020.
The reason Royal Enfield has updated the current Classic 350 to meet BS6 norms, is that their plans to launch the new gen Classic 350 have gotten delayed due to unknown reasons. Earlier, Royal Enfield had plans to launch the new generation motorcycle range by early 2020.
This included the launch of Classic, Thunderbird and Bullet 350 motorcycles. But that is not the case now. Launch is reportedly pushed to H2 2020. For now, they will sell Classic, Bullet, Thunderbird and Electra range with the BS6 push rod engine.
Of this, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS6 has now been spied at dealer, completely undisguised. Spy shots are credit to automotive enthusiast Kishore K. The images confirm that the BS6 range will come with new colour combination, new logo design on tank, matte black engine, alloys, etc. Price is expected to be increased by about 5%, thanks to the BS6 update.