Royal Enfield has started its BS-VI transition with the Classic 360. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS-VI price in India is Rs 1.65 lakh, ex-showroom. This is a price hike of Rs 11,000 over the BS-IV version. The bikes have started reaching showrooms. The new Classic 350 dual channel ABS variants have two new colours – Stealth Black and Chrome Black. These will co-exist with the other colors available with the range. RE says that other models will duly be transitioned to the BS-VI portfolio in a short while.
Ohh! Any new features with the Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS-VI variants?
As you may be aware, the BS-VI models have got fuel injection. The new colour schemes look fetching to say the least. Along with this, RE has also ensured alloy wheels and tubeless tyres for only these colors. Further, all BS-VI Royal Enfield bikes will now have a three warranty alongside an equivalent number of years roadside assistance.
Royal Enfield hasn’t mentioned about the power and torque numbers of the updated UCE motor. We expect it to be slightly lower than the 19PS/28Nm tune that it currently runs. As it is, the compression ratio is usually in a relaxed state in RE bikes, to aid reliability. The Fi-enabled bikes still have a kickstarter and RE says that the rideability as well smoothness have gone up. We will verify this once we get a motorcycle for test.
Out of all the BS-VI transition for motorcycles below 400cc, RE has charged the maximum premium. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 BS-VI might set a precedent and if the single cylinder is going to be 10k costly, the twins might be around 15-20k expensive. The BS-VI RE Interceptor and Continental GT will be out in a few months. Expect these bikes to have new colorways as well as alloy wheels as standard. Tubeless tyres too will be a part of the package.