Legendary motorcycle manufacturers Royal Enfield is going back to its roots in Redditch, UK, as they launch three variants of their best-selling Classic 350 collectively called the Classic 350 Redditch Variants. Three new and exciting colour options-Redditch Red, Redditch Green and Redditch Blue-will be on offer. The town of Redditch in north-east Worcestershire has a rich history of motorcycling and the townspeople are still proud of their heritage, especially the 50s-era Royal Enfield motorcycles that were manufactured there. While the internal workings of the engine will stay the same, the new bike will have significant differences in exterior design.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch Variant Specs and Features
Royal Enfield launched the Classic 350 in 2008 based on its popular ‘J2’ model. The theme behind the three variations is four-fold: simplicity, harmony, proportion and finish. The variants will be powered by Royal Enfield’s 350cc unit construction engine (UCE), front & rear mudguards, a new and redesigned headlight casing, a teardrop fuel tank, oval tool box, exhaust fins, revamped speedometer dials, a single-seat spring saddle, snappy tail light assembly and the comeback of the headlamp cap. The President of Royal Enfield, Rudy Singh, was quoted here as stating that the Royal Enfield Redditch variants will sport the Royal Enfield Redditch monogram, first used in 1939 on the prototype of 125cc ‘Royal Baby’, which was a 2-stroke motorcycle much loved and later emulated.
History Behind The Royal Enfield Redditch Line
In the 1950’s, Royal Enfield motorcycles were manufactured in its pre-world war era factories in Redditch, which is an industrial town known for making needles. The new line is a tribute to the original series. All native motorcycles made in the UK after WW2 have an image which is classic in design and which has gained cult status in the years bygone. The Redditch plant stopped producing motorcycles in 1967, but its legacy remains untarnished even today.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch Launch and Price
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch is priced at 1,46,093 in Delhi. Bookings for the new motorcycle is to commence from January 7, 2017. The Royal Enfield Classic is the company’s flagship product and is the highest selling motorcycle they offer, at 55,000 motorcycles every month. We have reason to believe that the new variant will be a success as well.