The next-gen model of Royal Enfield Classic 350 has been spotted testing multiple times across various parts of India and it is in the news for quite some time now. As far as the official launch is concerned, the 350cc motorcycle is expected to launch in the Indian markets on August 31, 2021. Ahead of the launch, the matte black shade of the new-gen Classic 350 has been spotted undisguised through a walkaround video posted on YouTube by MRD Vlogs. Here is the latest spy video of the upcoming street cruiser motorcycle:
Video Source: MRD Vlogs
In terms of looks, the matte black version of the 2022 Classic 350 features a blacked-out engine and exhaust system, which looks more or less the same as the current-gen version of the motorcycle. To add contrast to the all-black colour scheme, Royal Enfield has offered the motorcycle with red-coloured rim tape, red stripes on the fuel tank, and red/white graphics on the side panels. Overall, the matte black version of the upcoming motorcycle looks quite stylish and is expected to become one of the best-selling shades once launched in India.
In terms of pricing, the motorcycle is expected to launch with an ex-showroom price tag of around INR 1.90 lakhs for the base model. As we reported earlier, the MY2022 will be available in a total of 6 shades.
Mechanically, the 2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 will come powered by the Meteor 350’s air-cooled 349cc engine, which is good for a maximum power of 20.2 HP along with a peak torque of 27 Nm. The engine will remain mated to a 5-speed transmission. Once launched, the new-gen Classic 350 would be competing with the likes of Jawa Classic 300, Mahindra Mojo 300, Honda Highness CB350, Benelli Imperiale 400, and the Bajaj Dominar 400.