The 2020 Royal Enfield Classic 350 has been spotted being tested once again in Chennai, lending a clearer hint at what the production version of the retro-styled classic motorcycle may finally look like. Spy images of the bike have since gone viral on the internet.
The new Royal Enfield Classic 350 test bike sports some upgrades from the earlier one spotted. The latest one has several accessories like a backrest, saddleback, and a windshield. However, the cylindrical chrome housing at the back of the new test vehicle has been replaced with a matte black unit.
While many Royal Enfield enthusiasts may believe that the company is putting the final touches to the new bike, it may not be the case. The Chennai-based company, in all probability, is unlikely to launch the new motorcycle before early next year.
The new generation Enfield Classic 350 was spotted testing for the first time in March. It has several major revisions from the existing model. The BS-VI compliant motor was the highlight of the new bike. Other changes included new LED taillights and a redesigned chassis.
The new Royal Enfield Classic 350 could finally see extensive changes in the production-specific bike. The two-wheeler is likely to be hauled by a completely new engine and the current single-cylinder 346cc motor could be replaced by an air-cooled 411cc unit borrowed from the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The single-cylinder engine of the Enfield Himalayan produces 24.5bhp and 32Nm peak torque, which is a major improvement over the 19bhp and 28Nm output of the current Classic 350. The 2020 Classic 350 is expected to offer more refined handling.
The new Classic 350, considering the upgrades to be carried out, is expected to command an ex-showroom price of INR1.7 lakh.
Royal Enfield, meanwhile, has also applied for a trademark for a new bike and related accessories under the brand name ‘Meteor’.