The Classic model of post world war II era is refined today to provide the vehicle vintage look equipped with latest technology. If you see Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc for the first time, it will be hard to differentiate between old and new Classic. But largest disc brake revels the truth wide open. A very few changes were made when engineers were giving shape to the new Classic. Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc retained a majority of cosmetics of the Classic like round shape headlamp, rider seat, silencer, multi spoke wheels, front and rear mudguard, fuel tank, graphics and air filter box. A little changes were made in headlamp covering, tool box and engine shape.
Graphics are there on fuel tank, air filter box and power mill. Classic Royal Enfield logo is painted on fuel tank while abbreviations of Royal Enfield as 'RE' and twinspark 350cc is inscribed on engine. For the first time 'RE' is carved at engine.
This time round headlmap is provided with steel cover and a advanced halogen bulb is fitted for clear vision. With a little changes, tail lamp comes in traditional look.
The instrument panel of the bike is placed at the top of the headlight. Two dial-pods are there along with ignition key hole. The speedometer comes in the biggest shape while fuel gauge is shorter. Both the meters are in analogue format. Fuel tank of the new Classic blessed with post world war II era thigh pads at the both side of the tank. Traditional number plate is also another old Classic feature.
Engine and single seat spring is left open while front and rear tyres are covered with deep drawn mudguards.
The muffler of the bike is coming in flat shape while you can also add tilt silencer for off-road use. However, to get the stylish silencer, you would have to pay extra money.
Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc sports a refined Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, OHV, SI Engine, Air cooled, and twinspark power mill with the displacement of 346cc that develops a maximum power of 19.8 bhp at 5250 rpm while it churns out more torque that is 28Nm at 4000 rpm.
The engineers of the company fitted the gearbox and clutch outside and both are assembled into the crankcase. Apart from this, Unit Construction Engine (UCE) allows the big beast less moving parts, less maintenance problems and less transmission loss. The bike comes loaded with five speed gearbox with left side gear shift. The gear shifting pattern is 1-N-2-3-4-5. The bike can be started by self start and kick start.
Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc is not having EFI system but performance is fabulous. The bike is powered by a twinspark engine that works somewhat as EFI. The top speed of the motorcycle is 130 kmph that ensure better acceleration. The twinspark engine has seen great response and appreciation across world.
The younger sibling of Royal Enfiled Bullet Classic gives more fuel efficiency due to less engine capacity and weight. Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc can give up to 45 kmpl in city area. On the other hand, Royal Enfield bike lovers never have a bike for mileage or anything but passion.
Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc comes in three charming hues-red, black and silver. You need not to be confused with the colour options available in Classic 500cc and Classic 350cc because red and black are common colours in both the machines. While silver comes in only Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc and sky blue hue is sole entity of Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500cc. Fuel tank, Air Filter box, front and rear mudgurad and tool box are painted in body colour. The tilt muffler and power mill comes in silver shade. Rider and pillion seat is having black treatment.
Available colours Are :
Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc sports advanced front disc brake for better braking while the rear one is conventional drum type. The disc brake is of 280mm dia. The front disc brake is widest and have enough capacity to halt the motorcycle immediately. The disc brake helps you to differentiate between 1951's Classic and new Classic motorcycle.
For the utmost comfort, the company used adjustable gas filled fork at rear end while the front one is telescopic shock absorbers in Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc. You can adjust the rear shock absorbers for different surfaces. The riding experience on the Classic would be a memorable one with advanced disc brake and gas filled fork.
Wheels and Tyres
The Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc possesses approx same tyres as the Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500cc. The front tyre is of 3.25-19 and the rear tyre is 110X90-18. This time the vehicle has more rubber in tyres as compared to the predecessors. But the traditional spoke rim is used in the machine. The new Royal Enfield Classic 350cc boasts of 18 inch wheels that ensure better riding and handling. The avon speedmaster tyres are refined for higher speed and superb handling.
Wheel Base and Controlling
Once again the wheelbase is similar in the Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc. The wheelbase's specification is 1370mm. This much of wheelbase is smart enough to provide the bike required balance. For better control over the bike, front disc brake is there for the job. Disc brakes works even in bad weather especially in rainy season. Adjustable gas filled shocker is another comfort feature in the machine.
As far as comfort is concerned, Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc provides ultimate comfort whether it is seating, braking or riding. Handler bars, fuel tank, footpegs and seat is fitted with utmost attention to give perfect riding and comfort. For the rider, a bicycle like wide seat is fitted, borrowed from old Classic. Springs are left open for wide look. In the ads and display, only single seat is shown but you can also add pillion seat with your own. The passenger seat is having large grab rails fitted. This time Classic 350cc is blessed with gas filled shock absorbers for smooth riding experience.
Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc is the finest bike that Royal Enfield brought in India. It has latest features like disc brake, self start, gas filled shocker and a refined engine.
Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 350cc should have rear side disc brakes that is desirable in a higher cc motorcycle. Digital dashboard would be a welcome feature.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 models
Royal Enfield Classic 350 specifications
Royal Enfield Classic 350
Bullet Classic 350
Self start, Kick Start
Front 3.25 - 19, Rear 110/90 - 18
Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, OHV, SI Engine, Aircooled, Twinspark
19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm
28 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Weight Carrying Capacity
Front Hydraulic Disc Brake (Disc dia 280mm), Rear Foot Operated 153 mm Single Lead Internal Expanding.
Front Telescopic, Hydraulic Damping, Stroke 130 mm, Rear Swing Arm With Gas Shock Absorbers, Stroke 80mm