Royal Enfield Classic 350 Signals Edition: What's Changed
It's the very first Royal Enfield in India to feature dual-channel ABS, with more models to follow by April 2019. Here’s what’s new and what has remained the same on this machine
RE has launched the Classic 350 Signals Edition in India at a price tag of Rs 1.62 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). Much like the Classic 500 Pegasus, the Classic 350 Signal is a heritage motorcycle, but this time it's a tribute to the Indian armed forces. The bike has been inspired by the Enfields which have been used in service in the 1950’s and ridden by both men and women. Keeping in tune with the heritage theme, the Signals 350 will be offered in two colours: Airborne Blue and Stormrider Sand. Aside from the colours, here’s what has changed in the Classic 350.
Design and features -
The silhouette of the RE Classic 350 remains pretty much the same apart from some added accessories displayed at the launch, which aren’t part of the standard fitment (more on that later). Additionally, each bike will sport a unique production number stencilled on the tank, making it exclusive to its owner. Royal Enfield has also gone with an all-blacked out look for the mechanicals, including the engine, exhaust and wheel rims. The seat also looks upmarket in its dark tan brown colour, further adding to the exclusivity. The Classic 350 Signals Edition gets the same two-pod analogue instrument console as its standard brethren, with the smaller pod indicating not just the ammeter but also low fuel warning and ABS.
Royal Enfield will also offer more than 40 genuine motorcycle accessories with the Signals 350, including heavy duty waterproof military panniers, engine guards, touring seats, a tall windscreen, cast aluminium wheels, rustproof rear luggage racks and more! Adding to the experience is an array of gear that complements the bike, including shirts, T-shirts, caps, lapel pins, bags and helmets. Other than the visual updates, the bike remains pretty much the same.
It uses the same 346cc, single-cylinder mill that produces 20PS of power at 5250rpm and 28Nm of torque at 4000rpm. Power is transferred to the rear wheel from a 5-speed gearbox using chain drive.
The Classic 350 Signals Edition is the first Royal Enfield to get dual channel ABS in India. Besides this, everything else remains unchanged.
Price and competition -
Priced at Rs 1.62 lakh, the Classic 350 Signals Edition commands a premium of around Rs 23,000 over the standard model that costs Rs 1.39 lakh. The 850 Royal Enfield dealerships across India have started accepting bookings for a token amount of Rs 5,000. At this price point, it will go up against the Bajaj Dominar 400 ABS (Rs 1.62 lakh).