We are well aware of the fact that Royal Enfield is working on the next-generation Classic. The two-wheeler manufacturer has been extensively road-testing the new versions of one of its most famous motorcycles and the company might launch it in the near future as well. Now, fresh images of the upcoming Classic have surfaced online, giving us more details about it.
We know that the next-gen Royal Enfield Classic will have a newly designed tail lamp and fresh footrests. Also, the discs have changed their positions and will be located on the right side now. Earlier they were placed on the left side.
The next-generation Classic's fresh images, posted by Rushlane, reveal quite a lot of information about the motorcycle. The company has done away with the kick start, while the rear brake lever has been redesigned. An analogue instrument cluster displays the speed in kph and mph, which we have seen on several other Royal Enfield bikes.
Currently, Royal Enfield Classic is available in a couple of compositions. There is the Classic 500 that gets a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke, twinspark, 499 cc engine with electronic fuel injection and develops 27.2 bhp and 41.3 Nm of torque. The Classic 350 gets a single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke, twinspark, 346 cc mill with a constant vacuum carburettor and produces 19.8 bhp and 28 Nm of torque. Both the motors come with a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox.
While we are expecting the next-gen Royal Enfield Classic to be available in both 500 and 350 variants, the engines will definitely be BSVI (BS6) compliant. There is some tweak in the transmission as well. The motors might be retuned. However, all the details will be clear only when the company comes out with an official announcement.
Presently, Royal Enfield Classic range comprises of Classic 500 Pegasus, Classic 500 Stealth Black, Classic 500 Squadron Blue, Classic 500 Desert Storm, Classic 500 Chrome, Classic 500, Classic 350 Gunmetal Grey, Classic 350 Redditch, Classic 350 and Classic 350 Signals.