Royal Enfield, the Chennai based subsidiary of Eicher Motors, had launched a new Classic 350 variant christened Classic Signals 350 on Tuesday. Priced at Rs 1,61,728 (ex-showroom Chennai), the Classic Signals 350 variant boasts off an array of features that other Classic 350 models cannot boast off.
Having said that, Royal Enfield has not touched on the powertrain of Classic Signals 350. The new variant is powered by the same 346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops 19.8bhp at 5,250rpm and 28Nm at 4,000 rpm mated to a five-speed transmission. So, is it just a cosmetic job?
We have listed the top seven things you need to know about Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350.
1. Royal Enfield claims Classic Signals 350 is a tribute to the 65 years of association with the Indian Armed Forces (since 1952). It is offered in two colour options- Airborne Blue (inspired by Indian Air Force) and Stormrider Sand (inspired by Indian Army).
2. The Classic Signals 350 is the first Royal Enfield motorcycle to get dual-channel ABS (Anti-lock Brake System). ABS is complemented with a rear disc brake in the as opposed to 153mm drum unit on the standard version.
3. Each unit of Classic Signals 350 will get a unique serial number stencilled on the fuel tank representing the production number.
4. The motorcycle also gets dark tan leather rider seat while the engine, crankcase, headlamp bezel, wheel rims and exhaust are finished in black.
5. Royal Enfield will also offer (optional) a dedicated collection of gear and over 40 motorcycle accessories that include panniers and steel engine guards. Classic Signals themed apparels ranging from shirts, t-shirts, caps, lapel pins, bags and helmets will also be available soon.
6. Royal Enfield has not claimed the Classic Signals 350 is a limited edition model and hence bookings are open across the dealership. It is not sold via online flash sale like the Classic 500 Pegasus edition.
7. Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350 is around Rs 15,000 premium over the regular Classic 350.