Royal Enfield Classic 350 posted 25,425 units in June 2022 compared to 17,377 units in the same period last year with an annual growth of 46.3%
As of June 2022, Royal Enfield’s classic 350 has continued to top the 350cc motorcycle sales charts in India. The latest generation of Classic 350 was introduced last year and it has been well received and in recent months its volumes have been very impressive. The Classic 350 posted a total of 25,425 units last month.
This, compared to the same period in 2021 with 17,377 units, a positive sales increase of 46.3% year-on-year, was noted. The Meteor 350, which has several commonalities with the Classic 350, finished in second place with 8,645 units compared to 8,770 units in the corresponding period in 2021 with negative sales growth of 1.4% year-on-year.
Both the Classic 350 and the Meteor 350 are based on a twin-cradle chassis with a revised 349cc OHC engine and they produce peak power of just over 20bhp and 27Nm of peak torque. The same combination will be used in the next Bullet 350. The next generation Bullet has already been tested several times on public roads.
|350 cc bikes (Annual)||Sales June 2022||Sales June 2021|
|1. Royal Enfield Classic 350 (46.3%)||25,425||17,377|
|2. Royal Enfield Meteor 350 (-1.4%)||8,645||8,770|
|3. Royal Enfield Bale 350 (10.8%)||5,893||5,317|
|4. Royal Enfield Electra 350 (39%)||4,363||3,137|
|5. Honda CB350 (14.4%)||2,120||1,853|
Furthermore, the imminent launch of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350, touted as the most affordable RE ever, with a price tag of around Rs. 1.6 lakh (ex-showroom), will also share the underpinnings with the Classic and the Meteor. The Bullet 350 recorded a national tally of 5,893 unit sales last month compared to 5,317 units during the same period in 2021.
This translated to a year-over-year sales increase of 10.8%, while the Electra finished fourth with a total of 4,363 units compared to 3,137 units during the same period last year. with a year-over-year volume increase of 39%. The Honda CB350 finished in fifth place with a tally of 2,120 units compared to 1,853 units in June 2021.
This led to a year-over-year volume increase of 14.4%. To further strengthen its presence in the 350-650cc space, RE is working on a host of new motorcycles including the Himalayan 450, a trio of 650cc motorcycles and so on.