The all-new Royal Enfield Classic 350 is expected to launch in a few months. In the meantime, a new spy image has surfaced that reveals its instrument cluster and Tripper navigation screen.
Tripper navigation debuted on the Royal Enfield Meteor 350
Bluetooth-enabled system displays turn-by-turn navigation
New Classic 350 is based on Royal Enfield's J platform
2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350: new instruments
One of the biggest drawbacks about the current Royal Enfield Classic 350 are the old-school clocks that don't even feature a fuel gauge. That is expected to change with the introduction of the all-new Royal Enfield Classic 350.
The spy images reveal a neatly integrated digi-analogue instrument cluster that should display a lot more information than before. But the bigger talking point is the introduction of the Royal Enfield Tripper navigation screen, in place of the Amp meter on the current bike.
The Royal Enfield Tripper Navigation feature debuted on the new Meteor 350, followed by the 2021 Himalayan. The Tripper navigation has been developed in association with Google and works by pairing your smartphone via Bluetooth and running the Royal Enfield application. We've been using it on our long-term Meteor 350 and found it to be pretty handy to get to a location.
Given how popular the current Royal Enfield Classic 350 is with people who like to tour, especially in Ladakh, the Tripper navigation system will be a welcome addition.
2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350: styling, engine and chassis
The new Royal Enfield Classic 350 is expected to be based on the company's new J platform that underpins the Meteor 350. A number of test mules have spotted in the past, revealing the design and other details.
It retains most of the current model’s design, including the lengthy fenders, and retro-style tank and side panels. However, there are some subtle changes, such as the inclusion of a sleeker tail-light with a chrome bezel, and a redesigned rear seat with rounded edges.
Hopping onto the J platform also means the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 will feature a dual-cradle frame that we’ve already seen on the Royal Enfield Meteor 350.
The new Classic 350 will likely be powered by the same 349cc, fuel-injected engine that produces peak output figures of 20.2hp at 6,100rpm and 27Nm at 4,000rpm.
2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350: price and availability
The new Royal Enfield Classic 350 is expected to go on sale soon and prices are likely to hover around the Rs 1.65 lakh to Rs 1.75 lakh mark. Stay tuned for more.