Royal Enfield’s next-generation Classic 350 LAMS bike will hit Australian showrooms in the first week of February, priced from $7990 rideaway.
The bike will be 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.
At a press conference today, Royal Enfield chief of design Mark Wells said that the brand had hoped to also make the Tripper turn-by-turn navigation system a standard feature, though it was ultimately unable due to the global computer chip shortage.
INFO MOTO will be testing the new Royal Enfield Classic 350 in the coming weeks and will have a full report shortly thereafter.
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