Here is a video showing a classic drag race between the 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the old version of the same bike. Before we move on, we must warn you that these things should not be attempted on highways or roads with traffic. If you want to try something like this, please find yourself a closed strip of the road with no traffic. Now, there is some difference between the two versions of the Classic 350. The 2021 model comes with the engine of the Meteor. That makes a lot of difference as you would see on the video. So, without any further ado, let us get into this drag race.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 – Drag Race New and Old
Prior to beginning the race, the YouTuber wants to make sure that the results must be as fair as possible. For this, he announces that both the riders will race on both bikes to compensate for driving mannerisms and weight. In this way, the results will be consistent in terms of accuracy. The race begins with the YouTuber on the old Enfield Classic 350 and his friend on the 2021 model. The newer model was rapid fast until 120 kmph which is the electronically controlled speed limit of the bike. The older version hits 140 kmph! When the riders were switched, the result remained the same. The newer version is substantially quick and smooth compared to the older one.
Royal Enfield Classic 350 – Old vs New
The 2021 Classic 350 comes with a 349 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine making 20.2 PS and 27 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. This engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission. It has a double-tube spine frame inspired by Meteor 350 with a 41mm telescopic front fork and 130 mm of travel at the front and 90 mm at the rear. The front disc is 300 mm and the rear is 270 mm. The front wheels are 19-inch and the rear ones are 18-inch. The price of the Classic 350 is Rs 1.84 lakh, ex-showroom. Do let us know how do you like the drag race between the 2021 Enfield Classic 350 and the older version.