Royal Enfield Classic – A Romantic RideApril 16, 2018
No bike lover can remain unaffected by the thudding noise of an Enfield Classic. It is a romance of sort, wherein the sound of the bike sends vibrations of excitement and thrill along the minds and bodies of the bike lover. Just like a true romantic, he clings on to the memories of the magical moments of his riding this majestic beast. The ultimate dream machine of millions of people, the Royal Enfield Classic is an iconic bike in every sense of the word. Anyone who has fallen in love with this handsome hunk of biking world can only dream of the day on which he will become the proud owner of this super ride. This is a unique charm of this bike, which, in spite of the arrival of stylish and more powerful bikes, has remained as desirable as ever. Such is the unmatched charisma enjoyed by the Royal Enfield Classic bikes.
Here is an attempt to get a closer look at the bike and the reason for its unparalleled popularity.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by a mighty 346 cc, single cylinder, Bore x Stroke 70 mm SOHC engine, which churns out a maximum power of 20 PS at 5250 rpm. This powerful bike comes with a five-speed manual transmission that allows the rider to choose the perfect pace for the perfect ride.
Offered for a price of around 115,122/- (Ex- Showroom, Delhi), the Royal Enfield Classic offers a good mileage of 52 kmpl.
The bike is huge and muscular as it is 2180 mm in length and 790 mm in width. It comes with a height of 1080 mm, with the seat height of 800 mm. Offering a heelbase of 1370 mm and a ground clearance of 135 mm, the Royal Enfield Classic is a perfect bike for a person of tall build and life-size features. Though the Enfield Classic is quite heavier than most of the commuter bikes, its unladen weight of 187 kg makes it well balanced and suitable to ride even in slow speeds. It comes with a fuel tank capacity of 13 liters with two liters of reserve fuel capacity, making it a good choice for long rides as well.
The bike offers features like electric start, halogen headlamps, crystal turn indicators, analogue speedometer and fuel gauge, engine start and stop button, high beam pass switch and one-piece handle among others. The split style seat ensures great comfort for both the rider as well as the pillion.
For a true bike lover, there is no alternative to a Royal Enfield Classic. For the others, bikes like the Bajaj Avenger, Triumph Thunderbird Storm, Harley Davidson Street 750 and the Royal Enfield Thunderbird could be appealing.