2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350: Variants Explained
The next-gen Classic 350 is available in both single-channel and dual-channel ABS, with five colour scheme schemes at different prices. We explain the nitty-gritties
The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is finally here! And just like the UCE Classic 350, Royal Enfield has ensured the 2021 iteration also comes in diverse colour schemes with the choice of either single or dual-channel ABS, and even spoke or alloy wheels. We break it down:
Royal Enfield offers two colour options: Redditch Grey and Redditch Sage Green. The two motorcycles are the only ones to get single-channel ABS in the range, and are both priced at Rs 1,84,374, which is Rs 4,592 more expensive than the base colour variants of the UCE Classic 350 with single-channel ABS.
The two motorcycles feature a coloured fuel tank with simple Royal Enfield stickers, an all-black bodywork with Classic 350 stickers on the side panels. The powertrain gets brushed metal and chrome finish with a black finish for the spoke wheels and seat covers. Instead of the 270mm rear disc, the bikes under the Redditch series get a 153mm drum.
Apart from the Redditch Series, the rest of the range: Halcyon, Signals, Dark, and Chrome Series are all equipped with dual-channel ABS. The Halcyon Series is all about old-school retro charm, and hence it comes in three nostalgic options: Green, Black, and Grey. All the three motorcycles feature a unique retro-themed livery on the fuel tank, and dedicated Classic 350 logo on the side panels. They’re all equipped with spoke wheels with tubed tyres to go with the vintage theme. Royal Enfield has priced the trio at Rs 1,93,123, which is Rs 8,749 more expensive than the single-channel ABS variant.
As the name suggests, the Signals Series come in armed forces-themed Marsh Grey and Desert Sand colour schemes complete with military-style livery, numbers on the fuel tank, matte finish on the bodywork, and blacked-out spoke wheels with tubed tyres. These two models retail at Rs 2,04,367. Both Signals and Halcyon Series feature suede seat covers.
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For a more contemporary feel, the Dark Series features two colourways: Stealth Black and Gunmetal Grey. The two motorcycles get a blacked-out powertrain, and roll on 10-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in tubeless tyres. The Stealth Black comes with red rim stickers and a blacked out seat cover whereas the Gunmetal Grey features bluish rim stickers and suede seat covers. Additionally, the Stealth Black variant also comes with an offset red racing stripe on the tank. At Rs 2,11,465, these two motorcycles are dearer than the Halcyon Series by Rs 18,342. That’s quite a premium to pay for different colour schemes and alloy wheels with tubeless tyres.
The range-topping Chrome Series are all about bling, and Royal Enfield offers a choice of either Red or Bronze colour schemes. The two bikes get chrome treatment on the fuel tank (with 3D Royal Enfield logo), front and rear fenders, along with a metal finish on the powertrain and brushed metal exhaust system. The Chrome variant comes with the optional Tripper Navigation system, which costs an extra Rs 5,000. The optional turn-by-turn navigation is exclusive only to the Chrome Series for now. The Chrome range costs Rs 2,15,118, all prices ex-showroom, Delhi.
Royal Enfield has attempted to cater to the tastes of different riders with all these variants and colour schemes. The base model certainly seems to be worth the small premium over its UCE counterpart considering the amount of ride experience-enhancing upgrades you get in the 2021 bike. Let us know what you think in the comments below.