Royal Enfiled planning to introduced the upgraded classic 350 and classic 500 models soon. According to a RE leaked document, the new Classic models will get improvements in the areas of braking and dynamics.
The Classic 350 and 500 are expected to get the swingarm and rear disc brake from the Royal Enfield Thunderbird. The move from a tube-type swingarm to a box-type swingarm. It will give the rear more rigidity and handling dynamics. This move also makes it easier for Royal Enfield to retrofit ABS in the bikes with the government making ABS mandatory in bikes with engine capacities above 125cc, after April 2019.
Apart from the mechanical changes, Classic 350 will get a new paint shade called ‘gun grey’ and Classic 500 will get a new paint shade called ‘stealth black’.