The next-generation Classic 350 gets a new double-cradle frame.
New images revealing an undisguised 2020 Royal Enfield Classic have surfaced online giving away major changes made to the body. The new Classic 350 gets front and rear disc brakes on the right-hand side instead of the left, as seen on the current model. As a result, the chain sprocket has been moved over to the left side of the motorcycle, making way for a possible revised drivetrain. Though the engine looks more or less the same in the leaked images, one can expect the cruiser motorcycle to feature significantly revised internals. It seems that the new bike will not get a kick-start.
The 2020 Royal Enfield Classic 350 gets a double-cradle frame instead of a single-down tube. It seems to have abandoned the large tail-light for a smaller alternative. The seat now has rounded, softer edges while the rail seems to be raised. The test vehicle glimpsed silver bar-ends and chrome mirrors as well.
The new Classic 350 will get a repositioned brake lever, new exhaust routing, revised footpegs while some changes are made to the instrument console and switchgear as well. Recently, the motorcycle got dual-channel ABS and a rear disc brake.
Royal Enfield is yet to reveal details about the engine but it is believed that the 350cc and 500cc powertrains will continue doing duty on the Classic models. The motorcycle was seen with a new transmission casting as well, as BS6 norms deadline is barely 9 months away. Hence, it’s safe to assume that the new model will meet the emission requirements. As of now, the 346cc motor produces 20 PS of power and a peak torque of 28 Nm.
Royal Enfield Classic BS6
– Gets a double-cradle frame
– To be powered by a BS6 compliant engine
– Will get a repositioned brake lever, new exhaust routing, revised footpegs, etc.
Source – GaadiWaadi.com