- Royal Enfield has showcased a modified version of Classic 350 that can run on flex-fuel at Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024.
Last year, Royal Enfield confirmed to HT Auto that they are planning to debut their first flex-fuel powered motorcycle. Now, the brand has showcased its first motorcycle that can run on flex-fuel at Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024. It is called Classic Flex and is based on the Royal Enfield Classic 350. The motorcycle has been modified to support ethanol-blended fuel up to 85 per cent.
The Classic 350 that has been showcased at the Bharat Mobility Global Expo is finished in a special colour scheme of green and red. The motorcycle was in a bobber form so the pillion seat was removed. Apart from this, the Classic 350 was using spoked rims instead of alloy wheels.
Because the motorcycle is now flex-fuel ready, the engine can run on petrol with 85 per cent ethanol. For this, the manufacturer will make some mechanical changes to the motorcycle. As of now, Royal Enfield has not revealed a launch timeline for the Classic Flex.
Royal Enfield will make a few modifications to its J-platform engine so that it can run on ethanol-blended petrol. It is a 349 cc, air-oil cooled unit that produces 20.2 bhp at 6,100 rpm and a peak torque output of 27 Nm at 4,000 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The Classic 350 is priced between ₹1.93 lakh and ₹2.25 lakh whereas the CB350 costs between ₹2 lakh and ₹2.18 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. Once, the flex-fuel version of the Classic 350 launches, the prices will go up.
Considering that the Classic 350 shares its engine with the Hunter 350, Meteor 350 and Bullet 350, they are also expected to become flex-fuel compatible in the future.
First Published Date: 01 Feb 2024, 15:07 PM IST