Classic 350 commuter mimics elder sibling Classic 500 when it comes to styling, or to put it this way, it can be referred as the smaller version of the latter. Donning the retro design, the commuter bike is reminiscent of classic machines from yesteryears. Power generation is done by a UCE engine displacing 346cc. Outputting decent power and torque, the engine yields reasonable mileage. On the performance front, Classic 350 does well, offering great ride quality.
Built around the single downtube chassis, Classic 350 measures 2160mm long, 790mm wide, 1090mm high, has a wheelbase of 1370mm and ground clearance of 135mm. The design as mentioned in the beginning reminds of the dated bikes from decades ago, especially the chrome bordered round head lamp up front and the handle bar. Other key elements on the bike like body painted suspension, round fuel tank and mud-guard reinforce the retro semblance. Instrument console is suave while rear features tail lamp with indicators and a license plate. Single saddle seat with springs offers comfortable ride while on the go.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Engine Specifications & Transmission
A single cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark 346cc engine powers the commuter developing 19.8bhp at 5250rpm and 28Nm at 4000rpm. Transmission duties are carried out by a five-speed constant mesh gearbox.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Features
The instrument console features an analog speedometer, battery indicator and odometer. Vital features like anti-lock-braking system, tripmeter and alloy wheels are missing. Other features present on the commuter bike are fuel gauge, classic toolbox, vintage tail lamps, single seat with springs, short silencer and electric start.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Performance & Mileage
Telescope front forks and twin gas charged shock absorbers at rear are employed to keep the bike composed. The ride quality just like usual Royal Enfields is superior and the heavy weight makes it a good handler.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Braking & Handling
Stopping force comes from 280mm disc, 2 piston calliper brakes in front and rear derives power to retard speed from 153mm single lead internal expanding drum brakes. The overall braking action lacks dint, hence there is a room for improvement here.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Wheels & Tyres
Up front tyres measuring 90/90-19 inch are fitted while rear features 110/90-18 inch tyres.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Competition
In the commuter segment, Classic 350 locks horns with rivals such as Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and UM Renegade Sport S.
Ride quality, superior handling and retro-looks
Lacks ABS and unresponsive transmission