Royal Enfield on Tuesday announced that the new generation Classic 350 motorcycle will be available on September 1. The bike was rumored to arrive in the last week of August, but the company has officially confirmed the date with a ‘Block Your Date’ invite for September 1.
As per the images released earlier, the new generation Classic 350 will be a completely new bike from the inside. It will be built on the J-platform of the Meteor 350 and will get substantial upgrades like a redesigned chassis, metered dashboard, swingarms and much more. The new bike will also see a lot of changes in the design.
The bike will be powered by a 349cc single-cylinder DOHC engine from the Meteor 350, though the official technical specifications of the powertrain are yet to be confirmed. Apart from an upgraded engine and frame, the bike is expected to include a redesigned meter console with tripper turn-by-turn navigation. For the first time ever, Meteor included a similar capability.
The new generation Classic will include a higher price tag than the current model along with upgraded electronics and mechanicals. When it will be released, it is likely to start from around Rs 1.85 lakh (ex-showroom) and go up to Rs 2.20 lakh (ex-showroom).