- The Classic 350 S is equipped with single-channel ABS.
- It gets a blacked-out treatment on the engine and wheels.
- The base variant is Rs 8,000 more affordable than the standard Classic 350.
Royal Enfield has launched the most affordable Classic 350 in the country - the Classic 350 S. Priced at Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom), it is around Rs 8,000 less expensive than the standard variant. As of now, the new variant is on sale in two states - Tamil Nadu and Kerala - and there’s no word from Royal Enfield on when it will launch the base-spec Classic 350 in other states.
To keep costs in check, the chrome components of the standard bike such as engine casing and wheels have been blacked out. Also, the base variant gets a minimalistic badge on the fuel tank, which is reminiscent of the seen on the Thunderbird 350X. However, the major change between the two variants is the braking hardware. While the standard variant comes with dual-channel ABS, the lower-spec model features a single-channel ABS unit. Apart from the cosmetic changes and the inclusion of ABS, no other changes have been made to the Classic 350 S.
With sales falling sharply, Royal Enfield seems to be focusing on making its products more accessible and thereby hoping to revive its slumping sales. Apart from the 650 Twins, most of its products have witnessed a decline in sales and that too by a huge margin. The Classic 350S, though, is a stop-gap measure in clearing stocks as the brand will be launching the next-generation Classic 350 by early 2020.