This was actually a surprising move from Royal Enfield; the popular Cruiser manufacturer introduced special edition models for their Classic series towards the beginning of the New Year. The Classic 350 is the best selling motorcycles from Royal Enfield lineup and is the only motorcycle which has helped RE gain those amazing sales numbers.
The Classic is popular amongst the crowd for its old school styling and the new Redditch Edition will further give its sales figure a further boost. Redditch is a small town in UK which is located about 15 miles away South of Birmingham. This is the same town where the Royal Enfield Motorcycles were made.
The history says it all the Royal Enfield Redditch monogram first was used on the tank of prototype 125cc ’Royal Baby’ 2-stroke motorcycle in 1939. While due to World War 2 the plan of its production for the general public was put on hold but the motorcycle was adopted by the British armed forces. In 2008 the RE monogram, still encapsulated within a winged emblem was used on the Classic 350 when it was launched. The Classic monogram is still used in the Classic motorcycles engines of the present Classic, Desert Storm, Battle Green and Squadron Blue motorcycles, the Bullet 350 and 500, the Thunderbird cruisers and obviously the Thunderbird Cruisers as well and lastly on the Continental GT cafe racer.
The Redditch edition model is available exclusive with the Classic 350 and only in three special colours which includes Blue, Green and Red. The Duel tone colour definitely looks good in the Classic 350. Apart from that the Classic Redditch edition also gets the original Redditch monogram as well. The Redditch Edition gets duel tone finish which definitely looks good on the motorcycle.
Besides this there are no other changes on the motorcycle. The Classic still retains its old school looks and styling.
Unfortunately the changes to this special edition motorcycle are limited to cosmetics there are no changes made to the powertrain. Thus the motorcycle still uses the same 346 cc air-cooled twin spark unit which is capable of producing 19.8 bhp of maximum power at 5,250 rpm and 28 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
The Cruiser still uses 280 mm disc brakes towards the front and 153 mm drum brakes towards the rear for stopping. ABS is still missing.
The Bookings for the Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch series has already commenced from January 7, 2017 onward. The Royal Enfield Redditch Edition prices starts at INR 146,093 (on-road, Delhi).