Launch of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 in the Philippines

Continuing its momentum in overseas markets, Royal Enfield has launched the all-new Royal Enfield Classic 350 in the Philippines. The retro-styled Classic 350 is based on Royal Enfield’s modern J-series engine, which is also shared with the RE Meteor 350, and features an all-new chassis. The new Classic 350 was introduced in four variants and seven color options in the Philippines, with prices starting at PHP 228,000 (approximately ₹3.34 lakh at current exchange rates). The new generation Classic 350 was launched in India last year and gets a facelift, with a new, more modern engine, new chassis, updated suspension, new wheels and new brakes.

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The RE Classic 350 has been Royal Enfield’s best selling model for over 10 years now.

The Classic’s heritage dates back to 1948 with the Royal Enfield Model G2, the first to feature swingarm rear suspension on a production motorcycle. The G2 model served as the design inspiration for the hugely popular Classic 500 and Classic 350 launched in 2008. The Classic 350, in fact, has become Royal Enfield’s best-selling model since then, accounting for 80% of brand sales. over the past decade. The Classic also emerged as the motorcycle that redefined the middleweight motorcycle space and spawned the rebirth of Royal Enfield. In the 12 years since the launch of the modern Royal Enfield Classis, it has built its own legacy, selling over 3 million (30 lakh) motorcycles. The latest generation Classic 350 has been developed as a global product and will be offered for sale worldwide.

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The 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is built on an all-new platform, with a new engine and chassis, with several upgrades.

Reflecting on the success of the Classic over the years and commenting on the launch, Vimal Sumbly, Sales Manager for APAC Markets, Royal Enfield, said: “The Classic has been a huge catalyst in the growth and expansion of the middleweights around the world, while playing an instrumental role in unlocking a thriving leisure riding subculture among young and experienced riders around the world. In the Philippines, we have over 2,000 proud Royal Enfield owners and an extremely loyal community. The all-new Classic 350 continues that legacy and is built to reflect the familiar timeless design language, with a completely modern and reimagined driving experience. Retaining the retro appeal in its entirety, the new Classic 350 aims to push the heritage with its new premium fit and finish, base chassis and engine, and exceptional ride and handling. By emphasizing the mid-duty motorcycle segment and focusing on creating a distinctive appeal with the motorcycle community, we are confident that the new Classic 350 will further fuel our growth and ambitions. in the Asia-Pacific market.

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The 349 cc single-cylinder engine develops 20.2 bhp at 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The compression ratio has been increased from 8.5:1 on the UCE 350 engine to 9.5:1 on the new 350cc SOHC engine. The cam gears have been replaced by a timing chain, as well as

The 349 cc single-cylinder engine develops 20.2 bhp at 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The compression ratio has been increased from 8.5:1 on the UCE 350 engine to 9.5:1 on the new 350cc SOHC engine. The cam gears have been replaced by a timing chain, along with the SOHC system, which results in less noise and more efficient valve timing. The chain primary transmission has been replaced by a gear primary transmission, which reduces transmission losses, and the primary balance shaft reduces vibration on the engine.

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The suspension now incorporates larger 41mm front forks, with more travel on the rear twin shocks to provide a better ride. The 19-inch and 18-inch front wheels are also thicker, shod in larger rubber, with a 100mm front section tire and a 120mm section

The suspension now incorporates larger 41mm front forks, with more travel on the rear twin shocks to provide a better ride. The 19-inch and 18-inch front wheels are also thicker, shod in larger rubber, with a 100mm section front tire and a 120mm section rear tire. The brakes now get larger discs (300mm front, 270mm rear) and better calipers compared to the outgoing model.

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In India, the new Royal Enfield Classic 350 is available in 5 variants with 11 new colors. For the Philippines, the Redditch variant is not offered for sale.

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Designed and developed by talented teams of designers and engineers based at Royal Enfield’s two state-of-the-art technology centers in India and the UK, particular care has been taken to ensure an exceptional driving experience on the all-new Classic 350. The all-new chassis is designed for superior comfort and handling. Designed to be stiffer, the chassis encourages more confidence at higher cornering speeds, and feels planted and stable on straight roads. Front and rear suspensions have been extensively developed for more comfortable saddle time. In the Philippines, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 is offered in four variants and 7 color options, starting with the Halcyon Series, Classic Signals Series, Dark Series and Classic Chrome.

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