By Chase Hadden
The Meteor Classic
Cutting the fat from production costs helps everyone. At the end of the day, the consumer gets a cheaper motorcycle because the manufacture could save money too. Royal Enfield is taking this principle and carrying it over to the Classic 350 through building the bike off of the new Meteor platform.
The Meteor 350 has surely made a splash into the waters of sales success with the brand seeing the bikes fly off of the shelves faster than they can produce them. With the meteor having such success on the sales floor, why not take the opportunity to give the Classic 350 a much-needed update?
Someone over at RushLane managed to capture some footage of what looks like the new Classic 350 built around the Meteor platform. The engine appears to the same as the Meteor, so it’s safe to assume the frame will also most likely be carried over from the Meteor line as well.
The bike appears to have maintained it’s ‘classic roots’ with what appears to be a spring-mounted single-seat, and long chrome exhaust. Not only will the Meteor platform be bringing the Classic 350 a newer engine (fuel injected), but riders will also reap the benefits of updated riding geometries thanks to the redesigned frame and updated suspension components.
The motorcycle will have full LED lighting all around; although this test bike that has been captured on film gives us a rough idea of what the new Classic will look like, it’s smart to hedge your bets on the fact that we could still very well see many additional changes coming its way. Expect official information regarding this update to come from Royal Enfield at some point in the new year.
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