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Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch Series arrives at dealerships

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 has been soldiering on without any significant mechanical changes since its introduction but has received a handful of special edition treatments and several new color options. The most recent new color introduction took place in January this year.

With 2017 here, Royal Enfield has announced the launch of yet another range of exciting new colour options with the Classic 350, called Redditch.

Why Redditch

Royal Enfield Redditch series is available in three colour options – Red, Green and Blue. The Redditch series is inspired by the 50s-era Royal Enfield motorcycles that were produced in Redditch, UK – the birthplace of Royal Enfield motorcycles.

50s-era Royal Enfield motorcycles that were produced in Redditch, UK – the birthplace of Royal Enfield motorcycles. Apart from the new colous from the 1950’s, the 2017 Redditch series will feature the Royal Enfield Redditch monogram, first used in 1939 on the prototype of 125cc ‘Royal Baby’, a 2-stroke motorcycle. The use of the original Redditch monogram makes the Redditch series more special as it revives our association with the motorcycles produced out of Redditch in that era. – Mr Rudratej (Rudy) Singh, President, Royal Enfield.

How important is the Classic 350

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 entered the scene in 2008 to pull the two-wheeler maker out of a sales nosedive. Since then, the Classic 350 established itself as a cash cow for the company, registering a steady increase in volumes every fiscal. Today, the Classic 350 is the best selling Royal Enfield motorcycle.

In FY2015-16, the Classic 350 managed to clock an impressive volume of 276,853 units which represents a growth of 76% compared to the FY2014-15 figure of 157,531 units. To put the model’s important in a different context, about 55% of Royal Enfield’s FY2015-16 sales came from the Classic 350. The retro classic motorcycle also entered the top 10 highest selling motorcycles (scooters not included) of India at 9th place.

There is no change in the mechanics. The bike continues to be powered by a 346 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine which dishes out 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm and 28 Nm @ 4000 rpm of torque. Transmission is a 5-speed unit.

The motorcycle will be available at an on-road price of Rs 1,46,093 in Delhi, Rs 1,57,577 in Mumbai, Rs 1,47,831 in Chennai, Rs 1,55,456 in Bengaluru and Rs 1,49,340 in Hyderabad.

Classic 350 Engine

TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark, Aircooled
Displacement346cc
Bore x stroke70mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio8.5 : 1
Maximum Power19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque28 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition SystemTransistorised Coil Ignition
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5 Speed Constant Mesh
LubricationWet sump
Engine Oil15 W 50 API, SL Grade & above, JASO MA
Fuel Supply29mm, Constant Vacuum Carburettor
Air CleanerPaper Element
Engine StartElectric/Kick

Classic 350 Chassis & Suspension

TypeSingle downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspensionTelescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspensionTwin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel

Classic 350 Dimensions

Wheelbase1370 mm
Ground Clearance135 mm
Length2180 mm
Width790 mm
Height1080 mm
Seat Height
Kerb Weight187 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity13.5 Ltr

Classic 350 Brakes & Tyres

Tyres Fr.90/90 – 19
Tyres Rr.110/90 – 18
Brakes Front280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding

Classic 350 Electricals

Electrical System12 volt – DC
Battery12 volt, 8 Ah
Head Lamp60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN
Tail Lamp21 W / 5 W
Turn Signal Lamp

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