The 2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 we told you about back in September is confirmed as a US model. The vertical-single motor, peashooter muffler, twin shocks, solo seat, valanced headlight, and solo seat give the motorcycle an undeniably retro feel, even as it delivers modern accouterments such as EFI and ABS-assisted disc brakes. The Classic 350 is the second modern 350 from Royal Enfield, with the Meteor debuting last year.The studio photos of the Classic 350 give you an idea of what you’ll be seeing at your local Royal Enfield dealer, while the action photos show accessory examples featuring Royal Enfield Genuine Motorcycle Accessories. Eventually, there will be nine colors available, split into three lines—Halcyon ($4499), Dark ($4599), Signals ($4599), and Chrome ($4699).
“Throughout our history, we have been consistent in our pursuit to build timeless, beautiful motorcycles that are great fun to ride,” Managing Director of Eicher Motors Ltd. Siddhartha Lal notes, “and the new Classic 350 does just that. The all-new Classic 350 combines this quintessential, retro design with a modern and refined ride experience. We are confident that the all-new Classic 350 will once again redefine the midsize motorcycle space, globally.”The initial shipment arriving in the United States is comprised of the mid-priced Dark and Signals lines. The Indian-military-inspired Signals line stands out thanks to period-appropriate wire-spoked wheels, while other Classic 350s have 10-spoke aluminum wheels.2022 Royal Enfield Classic 350 SpecsENGINE
Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark + Chip Doherty with Neale Bayly
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
The Motos & Friends Podcast is brought to you by the Yamaha YZF-R7. The R7 is a brilliant supersport machine that is also comfortable. Now there’s an idea! Check it out at YamahaMotorsports.com, or you can see it for yourself at your local Yamaha dealer.
This week, in the first segment Senior Editor Nic de Sena talks to us about the new Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark. This somewhat entry-level machine still comes with all the great Ducati hallmarks of excellent low down torque and impeccable handling. If you like to hear about fun motorcycles, then you’ll enjoy this one.
In the second segment, Editor-at-Large Neale Bayly brings us another of his interviews, this time it’s with Chip Doherty.
Chip’s amazing resume includes motorcycle racer, restorer and collector. Back in the early 2000s he used his engineering background to start motorcycle clothing manufacturer Motophoria.
After selling that company in 2007, Chip’s resume gained him entry to NASA where for 7 years he was responsible for launching the space shuttle! Since moving on from NASA, Chip expanded his collection of classic British bikes. Eventually Neale persuaded him to ride to Peru and help Neale’s Wellspring Foundation raise money for the orphanage there.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!