Royal Enfield is gearing up to launch the new-generation Classic 350 motorcycle. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 has been the bread and butter of the company since its introduction in the Indian market and now the popular motorcycle is due a thorough update. Speculations are that the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic will receive changes to its engine but also the chassis and body work. Now images of the instruments cluster have appeared on the internet leading us to believe that even the electronics department will see an upgrade.
Royal Enfield Tripper
The Royal Enfield’s Tripper Navigation system based on the Google Maps made its debut with the Meteor 350 motorcycle launched last year. Now the brand also offers the dedicated navigation pod on the 2021 Royal Enfield Himalayan, but in all honesty the navigation pod does look out of place on the ADV’s instruments panel, Royal Enfield has done a great job integrating the Tripper with the new instruments cluster on the upcoming Classic 350. The Tripper navigation system replaces the analoque Ampmeter on the dashboard and integrates well with the overall look.
New Instruments Cluster
Apart from Tripper navigation system, the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 also comes with a new speedometer. While the speedometer is an analogue unit to reverberate with the modern-classic styling of the motorcycle, the brand employs a new digital display below the speedometer which is likely to show information such as the odometer, trip meters, clock, fuel level etc. The speedometer cluster as well as the Tripper turn-by-turn navigation system come with chrome bezels around them to match the modern-classic styling of the motorcycle.
The new Royal Enfield Classic 350 is likely to chuck the old push-rod valve distribution system for a modern chain-cam driven valvetrain as seen on the Meteor 350. The new J-series powerplant from the Meteor 350 is likely to make its way on the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic. The 349cc single-sylinder long-stroke unit with internal oil-cooling and electronic fuel injection makes 20.8 Bhp of power and 27 Nm of torque compared to the current 346cc air-cooled single-cylinder long-stroke engine which makes 19.1 Bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque. The new transmission is also refined compared to the old unit and the brand will also be employing a new chassis making the motorcycle lighter, steady at high speeds and stable in corners.