Royal Enfield’s mainstay Classic 350 has been completely overhauled, as it now rides on the Indian brand’s latest platform with a fresh chassis and engine. Last week, Snag tested the updated model to see if it still offers enough performance, and value, in 2022. See the video here…
2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 pricing and specs
Royal Enfield has launched its next-generation Classic 350 LAMS bike, priced from $7990 rideaway. The bike is available in four grades: Halcyon ($7990), Signals ($8290), Dark ($8690) and Chrome ($8890), each distinguished by unique paint and styling elements.
Notably, wire-spoked wheels are standard on all grades except for the Dark, which features cast alloy hoops.
The new Royal Enfield Classic 350 rides on the brand’s J Platform, a new chassis and engine package that debuted last year with the Meteor 350 cruiser.
Styling is reminiscent of the outgoing model, however, the new bike benefits from a more modern twin-downtube frame and motivation from the brand’s latest 15kW/27Nm 349cc single-cylinder engine. For comparison, the current Classic 350 model generates 14.5kW/28Nm from its 346cc unit.
The new-generation Classic 350 also sees improved brakes, ergonomic changes, a more comfortable seat, as well as the inclusion of the Tripper navigation dial as an optional extra.
For the Australian market, Royal Enfield is offering the Classic 350 with a complimentary pillion seat, a feature otherwise sold as an option.
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