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muezler

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on: May 29, 2021, 08:25:20 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDG6FE6-zzo

I have to say, that "Shotgun" model looks very intriguing.
Hope that new models will hit international sales somwhere 2022.


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Reply #1 on: June 18, 2021, 10:31:35 pm
I'm seeing strong indications that the new "J" engine ( Meteor OHC 350) version of the Classic 350 will be released very soon.

https://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/2021-royal-enfield-classic-350-spotted-at-dealer-yard-ready-for-launch/42250/
https://www.timesnownews.com/auto/bike-news/article/new-royal-enfield-classic-350-india-launch-soon/772038

I'd like to predict that it will be before the next Diwali, which is just a few months away.

The UCE Classic 350 has, quite some time ago, overtaken the legacy Bullet 350, as Royal Enfield's biggest seller, even though the Bullet is about 20% cheaper.  In fact, very close to 1 out of every 2 Royal Enfields sold, worldwide, is a Classic 350.  This fact alone, in my opinion, makes this upcoming product release very important for Royal Enfield.  Based on how the Indian market reacted to the introduction of EFI a dozen years ago, I anticipate some grumblings and rumblings as RE makes the switch.

Will they retire the UCE in favor of the more advanced "J"?  Or will they offer both, perhaps charging a premium for one over the other?  If I ran the circus, I'd offer the "J" version initially at parity, costwise, then start raising the price of the UCE version, slowly at first, then precipitously.  If RE's engineers have earned their salaries, the OHC version, despite being improved, is also cheaper to produce than the venerable pushrod engine.


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Reply #2 on: June 19, 2021, 07:02:02 pm
Looks like the "standard" has arrived, finally. Likely a "GT" will follow? Mostly tank, bars & fenders engineering, hopefully with "proper" foot peg placement! Can you tell yet if the new Classic frame is actually different than the Meteor?
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