RE Standard 350 vs Electra vs Classic 350 comparison review

Royal Enfield Bullet Standard 350 vs Bullet Electra vs Bullet Classic 350

Well talking about the only Royal bikes in India, Royal Enfield has three offerings from the company. The Bullet Standard 350, Bullet Electra and the Bullet Classic 350 which have been ruling the Indian roads since decades.

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                           If you look at these bikes you will find significant aesthetic differences between all the three, on the Standard 350 fuel tank, you will find Royal Enfield emblem like an ornament with gold finishing. Whereas on the Bullet Electra the tank emblem is plastic chrome mascots but on the Bullet Classic 350 simple stickers have been used. The rear mudguard of the Standard 350 has square shape inner lining which looks completely different than the other bikes. Bullet Electra both front and rear mudguards are completely in chrome finishes which looks pretty classy and old school. Even the shape of Bullet Electra mudguard is quite sharp as compared to the dull mudguards out Classic 350 and the Standard 350’s. One major difference is the fork covers, the Bullet Electra 350 does not have any cover whereas the other two bikes have metal cover tubing's which sometimes keep on rubbing with the fork and make irritating noise while driving on undulations. 
                     

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   Talking about the engine of all the bikes, all the bikes share the same engine and frame as well, if you look closely you will see that the Classic 350 has 19 inch front and 18 inch rear wheel as compared to both 19 inch front and rear of the Electra and Standard 350 models. Another difference in the Classic 350, tires are broader as compared to that of Electra and Standard which give the Classic 350 a bulkier look. 

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                  If you compare the battery and headlamp luminance the Classic 350 has it all better as it is equipped with a 14Ah battery compared to that of 8Ah and 5 Ah of Electra and Standard 350 respectively. The Classic also has a 60/55W headlamp compared to 35/35W of other two bikes. The Standard 350 does not require high power batteries because the bike is not equipped with an electric starter, it only has conventional kick start available. Electra and the Classic 350 are heavier by 7 kg than the Standard 350 model.
           Another most liked feature on the Classic 350 is that the rear seat of the bike can be easily removed for showing-off, whereas the other two bikes have single piece seat for both rider and pillion. 

Another key difference between the three is that the Standard 350 has a drum brake at the front, front disc is not even an option given by RE to the customers. Other two bikes are equipped with 280 mm dual piston brakes. Visually the Classic 350 rider seat looks very arresting with its old school shape and springs below the seat to provide extra smooth ride, but that's not the case in reality. Electra and Standard 350 seats are more comfortable and very well bolstered for long journeys.
But talking about the RE quality issues, the electrical wiring of all the three bikes keep on getting short-circuit issue with even newly purchased motorcycle, right from ignition switch, Amp meter and fuses keep on blowing.  Another common issue with the bike which one can face is the spokes loosening and vehicle wobbling felt. Also the rear brake liners on any of the three bikes don't last for more than 12k km which is very less life. 


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Our Choice: Electra 350


Standard 350

Electra 350

Classic 350



Bullet Standard 350
Electra 350
Classic 350
Type
Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark
Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark
Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Twinspark
Displacement
346cc
346cc
346cc
Bore x stroke
70mm x 90mm
70mm x 90mm
70mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio
8.5 : 1
8.5 : 1
8.5 : 1
Maximum Power
19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm
19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm
19.8 bhp @ 5250 rpm
Maximum Torque
28 Nm @ 4000 rpm
28 Nm @ 4000 rpm
28 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System
Transistorised Coil Ignition
Transistorised Coil Ignition
Transistorised Coil Ignition
Clutch
Wet ,multi-plate
Wet, multi-plate
Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox
5 Speed Constant Mesh
5 Speed Constant Mesh
5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication
Wet sump
Wet sump
Wet sump
Engine Oil
15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply
UCAL 29mm, Constant Vacuum Carburettor
UCAL 29mm, Constant Vacuum Carburettor
UCAL 29mm, Constant Vacuum Carburettor
Air Cleaner
Paper Element
Paper Element
Paper Element
Engine Start
Kick
Electric/Kick
Electric/Kick
CHASSIS & SUSPENSION



Type
Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Single downtube, using engine as stressed member
Front suspension
Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Telescopic, 35mm forks, 130mm travel
Rear suspension
Twin shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
Twin gas charged shock absorbers with 5-step adjustable preload, 80mm travel
DIMENSIONS



Wheelbase
1370 mm
1370 mm
1370 mm
Ground Clearance
135 mm
135 mm
135 mm
Length
2140 mm
2140 mym
2180 mm
Width
800 mm
810 mm
790 mm
Height
1030 mm
1120 mm
1080 mm
Kerb Weight
180 Kg (with 90% Fuel and Oil)
187 Kg (with 90% Fuel and Oil)
187 Kg (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity
13.5 Ltr
13.5 Ltr
13.5 Ltr
BRAKES & TYRES



Tyres Fr.
3.25 x 19
3.25 x 19
90/90 - 19
Tyres Rr.
3.25 x 19
3.25 x 19
110/90 - 18
Brakes Front
7" Twin lead internal expanding drum brake
280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
280mm Disc, 2-Piston caliper
Brakes Rear
153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding
153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding
153mm Drum, Single Lead Internal Expanding
ELECTRICALS



Tail Lamp
21 W / 5 W
21 W / 5 W
21 W / 5 W
Turn Signal Lamp
-
-
-
Electrical System
12 volt - DC
12 volt - DC
12 volt - DC
Battery
12 volt, 5 Ah
12 volt, 8 Ah
12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp
35 W / 35 W, HALOGEN
35 W / 35 W, HALOGEN
60 W / 55 W, HALOGEN


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