Royal Enfield Classic 350 - Ownership Review

The best selling RE is finally in our garage. This is our fifth bike starting from the very old Hero Honda CD100 SS, Hero Honda Glamour, Honda Shine, Vespa VX 125 out of which Hero Honda CD100 SS has been sold due to its old age and non maintenance.

My father was comfortable with his HH Glamour... but the bullet craze started haunting him. He decided to get a Royal Enfield. We looked into all the RE models and finally decided to get a Classic 350. The next step was to decide the color. My suggestion was to go with Chestnut Brown, but his idea was to get a White one. After seeing both the colors side by side he changed his decision and booked Chestnut Brown.

After around a months time we got the bike delivered to us. The bike weighs a hefty 192Kg (Kerb weight with Fuel). Initially my father felt it difficult to ride the bike, but in due course of time he became comfortable. 

While you ride the bike, you really don't feel the weight. You can ride it with ease even in cumbersome city traffic.
Pros & Cons:

Looks - The retro look is the main USP of this bike. As the name says this bike is really a classic. It is not a modern bike, you don't get alloy wheels, the torque and power figures are low for such a high capacity engine and the worst part is you don't get a fuel gauge and not even a low fuel warning indicator instead you get an amp meter which is practically of no use.

The engine is not a very refined unit. You get loads of vibrations in low rpm's which annoys(my father), but most of the owners love that(like me :-P). I don't like it to be driven harsh and in my opinion its meant for mid range cruising. 

Overall we are satisfied with this cute little(?) beast.


Classic 350 is powered by a 346cc, Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark engine. The power output is 19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm and the max torque 28 Nm comes in at 4000 rpm. 



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