The wait for the Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS6 is finally over. After a lot of speculation and testing spy shots, the vehicle has been finally been put up for sale in showrooms. The launch of the vehicle is was a silent one. The booking amount for the vehicle is Rs 10,000. Read further to know about what exactly has been changed on the final bike.
The major upgrade is the fuel injection system. The Royal Enfield had to do away with the carburettor. The specification for the vehicle’s specification has not been revealed. The engine displacement will remain the same but the output figures will make some change as fuel injection will be set for a detune. It will give it good drivability but also it will improve refinement. The performance will become constant. All this might overall increase the mileage of the vehicle. The other change on the vehicle is the addition of the all-new alloy wheels. This has raised a question of a change in design language as these wheels are considered to be not as strong as the spoked counterparts. But this has allowed getting tubeless tyres as standard.
Now along with the previous colours, 2 new colours will also be introduced on the vehicle. The stealth black colour has red styling on at places whereas the Chrome Black will have a chrome tank. The bike will also get colours like the previously offered Signals Airborne Blue, Signals Stormrider Sand, Gunmetal Grey and Classic Black. The signals edition which also has been made BS6 which will get spoked wheels. Now along with the introduction of the new BS6 engine the company has also put out a package that includes 3 years warranty and roadside assistance. This is a good step to gain reliability on the brand.
The price of the BS6 compliant version of the Classic 350 has been priced at Rs 1.65 lakhs. The one that comes with dual-channel ABS cost Rs 11,000 more than the BS4 model. This price hike if not backed with an improved product might be a risky deal for Royal Enfield. As of now, the company has not revealed more details on the vehicle but we will soon come up with a complete video walkaround on the new Royal Enfield 350 BS6.
With the entry of the Jawa and Benelli in the Indian market with a classic motorcycle which performs better, it has been a tough game for Royal Enfield. The engine on the Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS6 is expected to give more performance with less vibration but we will have to wait for the full review. The price of the bike is the only place where it beats both these bikes but at Rs 1.65 lakhs its not cheap enough for a compromise on performance.