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All-new 2020 Royal Enfield Classic 350/500 spotted testing

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Royal Enfield Classic is one of the most popular motorcycles in the Indian market. Recently Royal Enfield announced that it had assigned a capital expenditure of INR 700 crore for FY 2019-2020. Royal Enfield plans to produce 9.5 lakh units in FY 2019-2020 and also develop new motorcycle platforms for international markets

For 2020, Royal Enfield is getting ready to upgrade their Classic 350 and 500 to cope up with the new strict BSVI emission norms. The bikes will not only get a BSVI compliant engine but it will also be getting a new chassis which is expected to improve its handling dynamics. The test mules were recently spotted near Royal Enfield’s Chennai production plant. The Royal Enfield Classic test bike was spotted loaded with accessories and also the rider wearing apparels from the Royal Enfield brand. The test bike was seen with a crash guard, a pillion seat backrest and saddle bags. The test rider was seen wearing a Royal Enfield branded helmet, riding jacket, riding pants, armoured gloves and boots.

On the cosmetic part, the new RE Classic is expected to receive only minor changes. According to the spy shots the exhaust, filter box, pillion grab rails, tail light housing, and the rear fender will see some design revisions. The chain sprocket has now been changed from the right side of the rear wheel to the left side with the brake rotor on the right-hand side. The kickstarter is missing on the bike indicative of it being fuel injected. The bike also sports a contoured single-piece seat.

The current Royal Enfield Classic includes:-

  • Classic 350

346cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, twin-spark motor producing 19.8 BHP of power @ 5250 RPM and 28 Nm of torque @ 4000 RPM coupled to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. The fuel is supplied by a 29mm diameter constant vacuum carburetor.

  • Classic 500

499cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, twin-spark motor producing 27.2 BHP of power @ 5250 RPM and 41.3 Nm of torque @ 4000 RPM mated to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. The fuel is delivered via an electronic fuel-injection system.

The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is priced at INR 1,35,245 Ex-Showroom, Mumbai and the Classic 500 is priced at INR 2,01,384 Ex-Showroom, Mumbai. The new updated Royal Enfield is expected to launch by the end of this year or early in 2020 with a higher price tag.

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