Here are the top rivals that compete with the Royal Enfield Classic 350
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is without a doubt the best-selling modern-classic motorcycle in India. It is the bread and butter model for Royal Enfield and continues to enjoy strong volumes even as a new one is under development. In fact, the Chennai-based bikemaker is all set to introduce the new-generation Classic 350 around the festive season this year, and the model is expected to see new styling, a new engine and a host of new features while retaining the modern-classic elements. While the launch is still a few weeks away, we take a look at all the rivals the new Royal Enfield Classic 350 will compete against.
1. Jawa Classic
The Jawa or classic version of the bike keeps things true to the original, and, in a way, stops time. The smooth lines, chrome work and the distinctive headlamp do give the Jawa the perfect old-school charm that many of its fans continue to like. Then there are the twin exhausts completing the look. Meanwhile, power comes from the 293 cc single-cylinder engine that develops 27 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque, while paired with a 5-speed gearbox. Suspension duties are carried out by telescopic front forks and dual shocks, while braking performance comes from discs at either end with the rear drum brake set-up optional on the base version. The Jawa is priced from ₹ 1.78 lakh (ex-showroom).
2. Benelli Imperiale 400
The Benelli Imperiale 400 brings some old-school charm and is a nice package overall. The bike sports the likeable modern-classic design with the round headlight, tear-drop fuel tank, 41 mm telescopic front forks and preload-adjustable dual shocks at the rear. The bike rides on spoked wheels with a 19-inch front and 18-inch rear combination and gets disc brakes on both wheels, with dual-channel ABS. The Benelli Imperiale 400 is powered by a 374 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which makes 20.71 bhp and 29 Nm of peak torque. It is priced at ₹ 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
3. Honda CB350 H’ness
Competing head-on with the Royal Enfield Classic 350, the Honda CB350 H’ness is completely developed and made in India. The motorcycle borrows cues from the iconic Hondas of the era gone by, while the 349 cc motor is locally developed and packs 20.8 bhp and 30 Nm, paired with a 5-speed gearbox, with a slipper clutch. The H’ness is decently loaded on the feature front with dual-channel ABS, Bluetooth connectivity, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), Honda Smartphone Voice Control System and a LED headlight. The Honda CB350 H’ness is priced from ₹ 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).