Royal Enfield Classic 350 S - The Most Affordable Classic You Can Buy
The base variant of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 is only available in Tamil Nadu and Kerala for now
- The Classic 350 S is equipped with single-channel ABS.
- It gets a blacked-out treatment on the engine and wheels.
- The base variant is Rs 8,000 more affordable than the standard Classic 350.
After launching an affordable variant of the Bullet 350 and the Bullet 350 ES, Royal Enfield has launched a more affordable variant of the Classic 350. The new Royal Enfield Classic 350 S is priced at Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price, the base variant is around Rs 8,000 more affordable than the standard variant. Now before you get excited there’s a catch! The new variant is on sale only in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. While there’s no confirmation from Royal Enfield on when it will launch the base-spec Classic 350 in other states, we are hopeful it will be made available in other markets soon enough.
To keep costs in check, the chrome components of the standard bike such as engine casing and wheels have been blacked out. Also, the base variant gets a minimalistic badge on the fuel tank, which is reminiscent of the seen on the Thunderbird 350X. However, the major change between the two variants is the braking hardware. While the standard variant comes with dual-channel ABS, the lower-spec model features a single-channel ABS unit. Apart from the cosmetic changes and the inclusion of ABS, no other changes have been made to the Classic 350 S.
With sales falling sharply, Royal Enfield seems to be focusing on making its products more accessible and thereby hoping to revive its slumping sales. Apart from the 650 Twins, most of its products have witnessed a decline in sales and that too by a huge margin. The Classic 350S, though, is a stop-gap measure in clearing stocks as the brand will be launching the next-generation Classic 350 by early 2020.