Royal Enfield has introduced two new colour variants for its Classic series. The bikes now come equipped with rear disc brakes. Gunmetal Grey has been added to the Classic 350 while the Classic 500 gets the Stealth Black colour. Both the colour options are finished in matte. The Gunmetal Grey Classic 350 costs Rs. 1.60 lakh, while the Stealth Black Classic 500 is priced Rs. 2.05 lakh (on-road, Chennai).
The Royal Enfield Classic range is inspired by the J2 and other British motorcycles from the 1950s post-war era. The classic 350 retains the chrome exhaust like the current line-up, while the Classic 500 gets an all-black exhaust.
The Classic 350 is powered by a 346cc, single-cylinder, carbureted, air-cooled Unit Construction Engine (UCE). It makes 19.8 BHP @ 5,250 rpm and a peak torque of 28 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. The Classic 500 uses a 499cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with electronic fuel injection. It produces 27.2 BHP @ 5,250 rpm and a maximum torque of 41.3 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. Both bikes use a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox.
Both the Classic 350 and 500 get 35 mm telescopic front forks and twin-shock absorbers at the rear. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes at both ends.