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Royal Enfield Classic 350 : Pride vs Objectivity : PowerDrift

October 10, 2019


Ten years ago I was a teen, still trying to figure what my calling was, still trying to shape my identity and
that’s when I was exposed to two wheels! It was a small scooter handed down to me
from my mom and like many others for me too, it was a little embarrassing more so because I wanted something bigger, back then big meant Royal Enfield, because
nothing marks your graduation into the adult league than the swag of riding one. This is me today, hooked onto
motorcycles like never before and here’s the motorcycle that partially guilty for
it. This is the Royal Enfield and it continues to be one of the most
sought after motorcycles by young and old alike Especially those trying to carve
out their biker identity B ut before we go any further let’s take a quick trip
back in time to understand why this is special. In 1953,Madras Motors received
an order from the Indian Army for eight hundred 350cc bullets These motorcycles arrived from a
town called Redditch, they were sturdy and simple to maintain and for some even
a soul mate to live with in the aftermath of these raging wars and wars
at times create some able allies like the one we knew as Enfield India. In 1967,
the original Redditch Hewell Road factory was shut. but the Indian arm continued
to join hands with Eicher and safeguard this automotive interest. But all that is
history today more than 65 years later Royal Enfield is paying a tribute for this
legacy. Ladies and Gentlemen, Here’s the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and
this particular beauty is the Redditch Edition. It is flanked by Redditch monograms an
insignia that wears battle scars and heritage. With that in context, it’s time to thump it up Nothing brings back the old-school charm
of riding a classic motorcycle like the Classic 350 even when people don’t
understand motorcycles they will assume use of your biker at heart when you’re
riding this. The cast-iron thump might be missing but this is still an experience. However is 2017, so let’s objectively assess this
motorcycle with what the current generation motorcycles look like. Yes I
know for me a decade ago, motorcycling meant ease and simplicity, my thrills of
life was simple – to explore the length and breadth of this country. Three digits
did not make a lot of sense as it meant theft of the surrounding scenery. I did
not mind a few loose nuts and bolts. The wrench was teaching me more about my
machines. All I needed along my side was my kit and I was happy.
A Royal Enfield then was the go-to motorcycle. But time changes and so do the needs and
wants. With the current speed of motorcycles that the Classic goes up
against, well almost every other motorcycle is being upgraded to its next iteration.
The new technology came to light, manufacturers like Bajaj Honda and even
Mahindra chose to write the ride the tide. The community saw features like liquid
cooling, ABS, alloy wheels and fully digital instrument clusters.
Not only that they accept these changes but appreciated them too. The Classic
however, well it still carries the vibrations, weight can still be felt and
it misses out on a rear disc brake, leave aside ABS I mean, the batteries and electricals
have evolved over the years and yet there is that it’s an amp meter for its form
but no fuel indicator. These are needs today and not just wants and that is where, that is where the the needs is where the Classic 350 lacks today! Make no mistake
the Classic 350 is the most selling Royal Enfield till date, in fact it’s the most
selling motorcycle in the 200+ cc segment. IT averages at almost 20,000
units per month despite an atrocious waiting period. Now one way to look at it is that the Classic is responsible in making a lot
more people want to buy a motorcycle. I understand and appreciate that this is
an iconic tribute and many want it but frankly we would want the brand and
product to evolve into a lot more something that would make me stay in love with the simplicity of the experience. Now let me tell you this I still love the Classic
350 but a little more power, more refinement, more reliability on this
platform will not just help the brand but will also nurture and take care of
new riders. Allow me to explain it this way I’m a kadak chai fan and I know this
isn’t the world’s best chai but I still want it!

100 Comments

  • Reply PowerDrift June 28, 2017 at 8:34 am

    #NotificationSquad, you have been asking for it and here it is – the Royal Enfield Classic 350 Redditch Edition

  • Reply Christopher Dsouza November 10, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    What is that knocking sound from engine. Is it tapped sound or timing chain

  • Reply Rishi Prasad November 13, 2018 at 1:09 am

    hi .. how tall are you.. whats your height ??

  • Reply aniket k November 13, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Why to recommend wrong bike? Extremely unreliable, everything shakes and vibrates so much bike starts to fall apart
    ..
    I am not saying not to keep retro designed just make that superb while keeping the design… candlelight Mercedes G63 AMG which is also a military car

  • Reply Rishi Vallem November 15, 2018 at 5:50 am

    Editing and cinematography😍Top notch. Amazing production value in every video.🔥🔥🔥

  • Reply Adven rt November 19, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    🙏Suggest between gunmetal abs or Stromerider sand ???

  • Reply patrick9p November 29, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    At the end, which theme is played after that kadak chay statement? Like… uooo…oo o… uuuuh uuuuuuoooo…I need that theme guys

  • Reply Vrajesh Patel December 2, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Awesome video
    This video makes me buy this machine and now I m the owner the classic 350

    It’s just awesome

  • Reply Himanshu Rana December 3, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    5:49 YOU GOT YOUR ANSWER AFTER 1YEAR! (the twins)

  • Reply Akhil M Nair December 5, 2018 at 8:13 am

    re is waste

  • Reply Arkaprabha De December 8, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    This is till date the best review I have ever seen

  • Reply Abhishek Kumar December 12, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Please can powerdrift make review vlog of bullet Electra 350 bs4 2018 ??

  • Reply KNOWLEDGE WORLD December 16, 2018 at 6:10 am

    RE designing is annoying me

  • Reply rahul kumar Kumar December 16, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Great!! an ultimate presentation about the beauty of the beast with "Kadak Chai" exemplar.

  • Reply SAM CHAUDHARY December 16, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Song name pls

  • Reply abhishek acharya December 16, 2018 at 8:48 am

    2:20 song name? Couldn't find anywhere….

  • Reply nithsmite December 17, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    2 years with this bike…. I am in love.. i was sceptical at first too.. but no major problems at all ..
    It's not meant for everyone… But everyone opted to go for it… That's where all the bad experiences/reviews come from…

  • Reply L4 INDIA December 17, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    TOO MUCH MUSIC AND DRAMA THROUGHOUT THE VIDEO SUPPRESSED THE REVIEW QUALITY 👎👎

  • Reply JAYANT OBEROI December 24, 2018 at 8:57 am

    2:25 for the love of God please tell me the name of the song

  • Reply Goutham B M December 24, 2018 at 10:05 am

    I don't get Why young riders are going for RE , yeah it is classic vintage emotion etc , But whats the Urgent this is the time to go for a performance bikes and experience Adrenaline rush when u once settle than u can buy these type of bikes and new REs only maintained exterior same , But engine has no Thump ,, if u go into vintage go hard ,, not just showoff with Brand ☺️

  • Reply Hemant Kumar Patro December 24, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Sher k saamney sab gadhey lagtey h. Enfield king h aur rahega.

  • Reply ARNAB HAZRA December 26, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    I love royal Enfield ❤️

  • Reply Shruthakeerthi H N December 30, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    Bro best bike forever for india

  • Reply Rohit Kaura January 2, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Dose enfield 350 classic has rear disk problem…. should I buy it or not. Pls guide

  • Reply P. Taylor January 6, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Beautiful video my friend. Top class.

  • Reply MadmaN XxX January 6, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Which song it is

  • Reply Anuj Sharma January 6, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    That kick start was badass🤘🏼

  • Reply Saajan January 13, 2019 at 10:28 am

    What song is this at 2:27

  • Reply sreenidhi bharadwaj January 14, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Undoubtly the best video on royal enfield

  • Reply nig ward January 24, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Thing is i am not a royal enfield fan but people say its heavy? It is but you fobt say mojo is heavy bullet weights 180kg
    And mojo weights 182 with full tank and i love mojo

  • Reply Dharam Prakash January 25, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    I was frustrated for some reasons..but your video completely changed my mood. Specially the kick start scene and the chaay dialogue. I am a RE biker and I love RE 🙂

  • Reply kiran kirankashyap January 26, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    I'm from Bangalore Superb bro camera operating is extraordinary

  • Reply Suman Nath January 27, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    muu main gutkhha dimag main gobar aur haat main bulta lol. bike of tapori people.

  • Reply Himal Chakraborty February 1, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I am a Classic Owner.. I loved the last lines of yours. The Kadak chai dialogue. It explains everything.

  • Reply Moto Foodie February 4, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Vibration is fine but the brakes. Such a disaster.

  • Reply kodali saiteja February 7, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Best review, I have ever seen. The way you portrayed everything is simply amazing.

  • Reply pratyush tiwari February 9, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Pride vs objectivity. You got to choose one if u gonna buy this.

  • Reply Đj BØÝ RìTTíK February 12, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Electra is best

  • Reply Siva kumar February 13, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Is this Hollywood movie trailer? man u nailed it

  • Reply mokshith andrew February 16, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Why you people don't make a video on royal Enfield stealth black 500 please we need a video on it

  • Reply Vishal Yadav February 17, 2019 at 8:45 am

    I own the exact red beauty😍

  • Reply Sagnik Banerjee February 17, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Please do review the royal enfield classic 350signals edition…I own that motorcycle and want a dominar style review of the bike…Pd please do look forward for that video for its the first dual channel abs,more refined and have fuel indicator too…!! I would love to see that review pd..Its a request from one of your old subscriber…:))

  • Reply Ravit Pal February 22, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    The music was so irrelevant to the video

  • Reply ANAND PALAKSHACHAR February 23, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Its Like Apple watch vs Rolex , Apple watch technologically more advanced , more accurate and more features but still watch enthusiasts choose Rolex over apple even though its less accurate and no features other than date and costs ten times more than apple.

  • Reply Saurabh Awasthi March 2, 2019 at 5:53 am

    I watch your videos not for the vehicles but for your 2117 cinematography.

  • Reply Lagnajit Sahoo March 7, 2019 at 7:02 am

    The cinematography is very much appreciating

  • Reply Manikanta holla March 10, 2019 at 12:58 am

    2:25 song name? Seriously i couldn't find that song….. pls tell the name….

  • Reply Sandeep Ravtale March 12, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Chahe jo be kaho lekin bullet to bas bullet he bhai 👍👌

  • Reply Anmol Mattoo March 15, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Nice video bro…

  • Reply Arup Bose March 15, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Kadak chai my ass. Mehnat ke paison se jang lagi khatara lekar kaunsa gadha khus hota hai pata nahi. Bade aaye macho banne bullet pe baith kar

  • Reply Kalyan Nayak March 24, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    That's why powerdrift is the best YT channel in its class .

  • Reply Karthik J March 26, 2019 at 6:59 am

    2019 – it has ABS and that amp meter is no where to be seen .. lol . Truth is Enfield was just not able to catch up with tech fast enough.

  • Reply Chandra Sekhar March 30, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Nice video

  • Reply tawfeeq khan April 8, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    I want to buy a sub 2 Lakh bike, but I am confused between JAWA 42 , Classic 350 ABS , & Dominor 2019
    Few points that might help u answering the question:-
    Need a bike with good presence on road
    I am not a racer, I usually ride in a range of 50-90 Kmph
    Confused:- I like JAWA 42 but it has comparatively less service centers
    Dominor looks more like a sporty bike than a comfort oriented or maybe a tourer
    Classic 350 ABS has a nice name, but does it really justify the price ??

    Questions-
    1- Which one would you recommend out of the 3 ?

    2- Speaking of Classic or Retro bikes
    Is Classic 350 ABS really worth the price, as I am considering to buy that.
    Is the bike really worth its fame?? Is it a reliable bike OR shall i go with JAWA 42 between the two ??
    Looking forward to an honest unbiased reply 😀

  • Reply Syntax Error April 9, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Videography is awesome

  • Reply Tech And Gaming April 13, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Mention the Helmet Please

  • Reply Like Gameplay April 22, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Please tall me which song use in middle of the video..??? I just love the song
    & #POWERDRIFT_TEAM yours all reviews are just awesome ❤️

  • Reply Atheeth M S April 30, 2019 at 3:50 am

    The last point was lit💥💥

  • Reply Sidhivi Raj May 3, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    What is the name of the song

  • Reply Dhanesh Waikar May 21, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    By giving tea example you showed the real meaning of love about bullet.

  • Reply Aryaman Vasu May 23, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks to shazam app i found the name of the song used in the cinematography

  • Reply Raj Lucka June 16, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    What's the location at the end?

  • Reply Mr. Badass June 23, 2019 at 9:53 am

    That vibration, loud engine noise and thumping of this bike are actually the soul of this bike that make it so desirable.

  • Reply Aliman June 28, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Great video!

  • Reply Abhishek Sinha July 1, 2019 at 1:02 am

    what to say this bike lacks many things which is headache to ride with.

  • Reply s G July 5, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Mai last 10 years se Bajaj ct100 chala Raha hu. Ab new motor cycle lela chahata hu Kay royal Enfield classic 350 ok rahegi sir.

  • Reply nagaraj Nagaraj July 9, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Waste and worst bike

  • Reply Israfil Khan July 9, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Boaring

  • Reply RMM VLOGS July 14, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    So there is nicotene in re!!

  • Reply Kumar Aman July 15, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Your expression to start the bike with kick is outstanding

  • Reply Gambhirchand Yumnam July 18, 2019 at 3:02 am

    It was like watching a movie scene..love it

  • Reply Amal Johns July 18, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Superb video.. Hats off to the cinematography and the edits.. classy 👌👌🥰🥰

  • Reply love the way u lie July 21, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Shit bike

  • Reply Midhun Benny July 22, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Which is the song used in this video xD

  • Reply Shaz Rokz July 22, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Yes we need upgrade but MLG 1901 should be the same….. the only Motor cycle that still produces. Hats off 👍

  • Reply Dniam August 3, 2019 at 7:58 am

    DAMN that's some insane cinematography

  • Reply shubham sharma August 4, 2019 at 4:54 am

    nice editing

  • Reply Sreekanth Vs August 6, 2019 at 6:16 am

    whose here 2019

  • Reply Digvijay Shekhawat August 12, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Hats off for the level of cinematography 🙌🏻

  • Reply Santosh Das August 12, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Can anyone tell me. Is this bike good for daily commute??
    Aur mileage kitna deti h??

  • Reply avsanime August 15, 2019 at 3:32 am

    bhokal ke alawa royal Enfield ke pass kya hai? i still have my grandfather's old scooter and i use it occasionally, it's just the leagcy they are selling and nothing else, no offense but 95% time we ride in bumper to bumper traffic where such bikes are of no use.

  • Reply Gowrisankar Tarun August 16, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    RE classic or Jawa which one is best

  • Reply Boopathi Boopathimurugan August 20, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    RE is still get this emotions from 90s via classic 💯💯💯😍
    Fully digital classic won't give love apart from the machine 🥺🥰

  • Reply Sick television August 26, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Wat a beauty 😍😍😍😍😍

  • Reply Akhil babu August 27, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Thank you

  • Reply MoTo LoVeR August 28, 2019 at 5:30 am

    2:25 song name ? please😫

  • Reply Rahul vr August 30, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    My bike bullet red colour

  • Reply Rahul vr August 30, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Nice bike

  • Reply Rahul vr August 30, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Royal Enfield new Himalayan best

  • Reply Roshan Behera September 4, 2019 at 6:39 am

    ur locations are awesome

  • Reply Rohit shirgire September 10, 2019 at 2:43 am

    Nice video ever bro….

  • Reply Rohit shirgire September 10, 2019 at 2:44 am

    तुम तो छा गये।।✌️✌️✌️🙏🙏😎

  • Reply RD RIDERS September 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Brother!it is classic and classic reminds us of old technologies instead of modern cluster digital instrumental gadget and more🙂

  • Reply Anmol Gaming Channel September 18, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    All i want ci engine

  • Reply The chocolate hero September 20, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Really Powerdrift . amazing video.

  • Reply Sushil Chauhan September 27, 2019 at 7:21 am

    COOOOOOOLLLLLL VIDEO GUYS

  • Reply power stroke September 29, 2019 at 5:18 am

    Awesome review

  • Reply Sandeep Yadav September 29, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Owned Classic 350 Signals edition with Dual Channel ABS and Disc brakes… Enjoying the ride …

  • Reply Arun Jarvis October 1, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    One of the best reviews anyone else would have made. Nice background music which adds energy to the review.

  • Reply Prabhakar Mani October 9, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    more than the bike…. cinematography is fantastic

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