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Royal Enfield Classic 350: Whom should buy?

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Royal Enfield is a legendary brand, and we are still in anera where buying a Royal Enfield Motorcycle is considered a royal thing. There are many things that attract a potential buyer towards its motorcycles, including the bold stance, brand value and off-road capabilities among others.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 is one of the most popular motorcycles from the brand’s portfolio. Originally launched in 2009, this model quickly gained popularity owing to its cool retro design, which was inherited from the Bullet but with a touch of sophistication and premiumness. Since then, the Classic 350 has been on a roll, reporting significant growth in sales every year.

If you are the one planning to get your hands on this bold and premium bike, there are a few things you need to know.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 Features:

Designwise, Royal Enfield Classic 350 looks quite appealing and a lot better than the standard Bullet. The design is a seamless fusion of the old school retro look and premiumness of the modern era. You can either go for the single solo rider seat option or a split seat design for two riders.

Mechanically, it packs a lot of power. It carries a 346cc single cylinder air-cooled engine which can generate a maximum power of 19.8 bhp and a peak torque of 28 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. For handling, you get a disk brake at the front and drum brake at the rear wheel.

As other modern bikes, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 also comes with electric start options. Riding it is safer and more convenient in comparison to the good old Standard 350 Bullet. Traffic manoeuvring is easy and even if you are a new rider, you will not have lots of trouble in mastering it.

Should you buy?

So the Royal Enfield Classic 350 has got great things – the retro look, a bold design, the premium touch and above all, a great ride quality, but does that mean it’s a perfect buy. The answer is, yes, if you prefer class over budget.

With a price tag of Rs 1,53,704 (On-road, Delhi), it’s definitely expensive than the mainstream bikes. Moreover, the mileage figure of around 40 kmpl is also quite less if you compare with the commuter bikes.

So if you are value conscious person, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 might not be a great choice. There are numerous options with a lower price tag and better features. Even in the cruiser segment, there are options like Bajaj Avenger or the upcoming Suzuki Intruder 150. But if things like the expensive price tag and lower mileage figures trouble you least, go for the Classic 350. It’s a classy and royal motorcycle that you will enjoy riding.