The test mule of the next-gen Royal Enfield Classic 350 has been spotted again on the move, giving a clear view of the motorcycle’s front, side, and rear design. The brand has finally offered a host of cosmetic and mechanical changes to the most-appreciated Royal Enfield motorcycle. The 2020 model of the Classic 350 has been spotted testing with a pillion rider for the first time.
Getting only certain colour additions from the past few years, the next-gen Royal Enfield Classic 350 now features welcoming changes. Both the front and rear disc brakes equipped on the motorcycle are now positioned on the right-hand side instead of the left which further shifts the chain from the left to the right side.
According to the reports, the shift has been a result of the revised engine ergonomics as well as the updated powertrain. The brand has left the option of a kick-starter for the next-gen Royal Enfield Classic 350 while from the outside, the engine looks almost identical to the currently available model.
The leaked images show the Royal Enfield Classic 350 with a revised transmission casing while the brand is likely to introduce fuel injection to make the engine compliant with the BS6 emission norms which will be in effect from April 1, 2020. The new exhaust system on the test mule most probably means that the brand has already updated the engine according to the upcoming emission norms.
The next-gen Royal Enfield Classic 350 gets an updated Thunderbird inspired dual cradle frame that will be replacing the already existing single-down tube frame. The rear and front fenders of the motorcycle continues to have a retro-inspired design though the brand has ditched the larger tail housing with a sleeker unit. Like the current-gen model, the 2020 model will also come equipped with a dual-channel ABS unit for additional safety along with front and rear disc brakes.
The rear seat has been redesigned while the motorcycle has been equipped with an LED taillight with chrome surrounds. To improve the ergonomics, the brand has also raised the grab rails. Royal Enfield is expected to use rubber mounts on the updated 350 for reducing the vibrations. The motorcycle is expected to be launched in the market by the end of the year or in early 2020.