Article By Ministry of Bikes
Posted on 09 Jan 2017
India receive Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 Redditch Series
Royal Enfield have decided it was time to provide India with an updated Classic 350 which is now available in three brand-new colours; Redditch Red, Redditch Blue, and Redditch Green. The new models are said to be inspired by the old models from the 1950’s which were built in the Redditch Factory.
Rudratej Singh, who is the President of Royal Enfield, has stated that:
“The Classic is one of the most loved motorcycles from Royal Enfield. Looking back into our decades old legacy, we have given the Classic a makeover taking cues from the motorcycles produced at Redditch, Royal Enfield’s birthplace in the UK. In 2017, we are bringing the Classic 350 in – Redditch Red, Redditch Green, and Redditch Blue – that reimagine shades from our 1950’s motorcycles that first came out of the Royal Enfield plant in Redditch”.
The updated models carry a much more retro look. However, the new model keeps it’s 350-cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which produces 19 bhp, 28 Nm of torque and is paired with a 5-speed gearbox.
It is clear that the manufacturer decided it would be best to update the current Classic 350 model for India, as it is said to be Royal Enfield’s largest selling model, providing almost half of the organisations average monthly sales.
Unfortunately for us, the new model will not be available in the UK, so it looks like we’re going to have to stick with the Classic 500. The new bike is priced at Rs 1,46,093 in India, which is equivalent to around £1,739 in the UK.