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Hero Mavrick 440 Vs Royal Enfield Classic 350: Image Comparison

Modified On Jan 28, 2024 12:06 PM By Sahil for Royal Enfield Classic 350

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The Hero Mavrick 440 and Royal Enfield Classic 350 go head-to-head in the neo-retro bike segment. Here's how they differ from each other visually

[UPDATE: The Hero Mavrick 440 has been launched in India at an killer price tag, and you can read all about it in our launch story here]
Hero Mavrick 440 Vs Royal Enfield Classic 350: Image Comparison

The Hero Mavrick 440 is Hero MotoCorp’s answer to the highly popular Royal Enfield Classic 350 that dominates the sub-500cc retro segment. Here’s how they stack up against each other visually:

Design

The Mavrick features an all-LED lighting setup with a round projector headlight. It goes well with the muscular tank along with tank extensions, giving it a sporty neo-retro roadster look. The Mavrick 440 gets a 13.5-litre fuel tank capacity. The top variant gets brushed metal finish on the Y-shaped design element on the sides. The single-piece seat with a single piece grab rail looks plain but is pretty functional. The blacked out exhaust gets a few creases but it isn’t something that’ll grab attention. The long commuter-ish (but practical in keeping the muck away) licence plate holder completes the tail section.

The Royal Enfield Classic 350, on the other hand, doesn’t have a single LED element in its lighting. Its halogen headlight, with the small headlight visor, looks very retro, and the overall headlight design has remained more or less throughout the generations. The bike features a simple, elegant teardrop-shaped metal tank without any tank extensions. The Classic 350 has a smaller 13-litre fuel tank capacity. The side panels are also no-nonsense, with a combination of oval and triangular elements. The 350cc roadster features a split seat setup with a vintage-themed rider’s seat, along with a single-piece grabrail. In line with its retro appeal, the motorcycle gets a long peashooter exhaust. The full-length metal fender neatly integrates the number plate holder, taillight, and indicators.

Engine

The Hero Mavrick 440 comes equipped with a 440cc air-/oil-cooled SOHC single-cylinder engine shared from the Harley Davidson X440, that delivers a peak output of 27.3PS and 36Nm (2Nm less than the X440). It comes with a 6-speed transmission with a slip-and-assist clutch. The powertrain is blacked out across all the variants but the top-end one comes with a more premium machined finish on the fins.

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by a BS6.2-compliant 349cc air-cooled single-cylinder J-series engine that produces a peak output of 20.2PS and 27Nm, paired with a 5-speed gearbox. While certain variants come with a metal finish on the powertrain and exhaust, some get fully blacked-out ones for a subtler appeal.

Underpinnings

The Mavrick 440 features a trellis frame. The 440cc roadster gets a chunky 43mm telescopic fork and 7-step preload-adjustable twin rear shocks. It has a 320mm front and 240mm rear disc brake, with dual-channel ABS. It rolls on 17-inch wheels, either with blacked-out rims with spokes in the base variant, Y-shaped blacked out alloys in the mid-spec and more premium machine finish on the top-end variant. They all get radial tyres from MRF. The Mavrick 440 comes with a seat height of 803mm and has a ground clearance of 175mm. The alloy wheel variant has a weight of 187kg, whereas the spoked wheel variant weighs 191kg.

The Classic 350, on the other hand, is built on a twin downtube spine frame. The 350cc roadster comes equipped with a slimmer 41mm telescopic fork but the fork sleeves give it a proper butchness. It gets 6-step preload adjustable twin shocks at the rear finished either in chrome or black, depending on the variant. It is available in two braking configurations: the dual-channel ABS variant gets a 300mm front disc and 270mm rear disc, while the single-channel ABS variant gets a 300mm front disc and 153mm rear drum brake. The Classic 350 rides on a 19-inch front and 18-inch rear retro looking spoke wheels with tubed tyres or blacked-out alloy wheels with tubeless tyres for extra practicality. It features a seat height of 805mm, a ground clearance of 170mm, and a kerb weight of 195kg.

Instrument Console

The Hero Mavrick 440 is equipped with a negative LCD display with smartphone connectivity. This display includes turn-by-turn navigation, estimated time of arrival (ETA), call and SMS alerts, a digital clock, and a phone battery indicator. It also incorporates a low fuel indicator, distance to empty, along with other essential information and telltale lights. Notably, the Mavrick 440 offers eSIM-based connectivity through Connected 2.0 technology, providing real time location tracking, among other features. All in all, the console on the Mavrick is thoroughly modern.

On the other hand, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 now shares a new-generation (but old-school looking) switchgear from the Meteor 350, along with an all-new part-digital instrument console. The updated console features an analogue speedometer with basic telltale lights and a small trapezoidal LCD screen beneath it. The display presents information such as the fuel gauge, odometer, and trip meters. The Classic 350 also features an optional Tripper navigation pod with smartphone connectivity, the Tripper displays turn-by-turn navigation and call alerts. While the instrument cluster in the Classic is relatively more retro than the Mavrick, it does get a few modern elements for the sake of practicality. 

Verdict

The Hero Mavrick is for those who want a modern roadster with a few retro elements thrown in. It's got enough features to pass as a properly modern bike, but still sticks to the old-school appeal thanks to its large single-cylinder air-cooled motor. On the other hand, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 is all about having that vintage charm, sprinkled with just enough modernity to make life easier. If you’re looking for a retro bike that can munch miles at a relaxed pace, then the Classic will be the right bike for you. Hero will reveal the price of the Mavrick in February, and it is likely to start from under Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom). On the other hand, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 costs Rs 1,93,080 to Rs 2,24,755 (both ex-showroom Delhi) depending on the variant.

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