I have Karizma R 2011 model and I want to replace my bike. Some of my friends are advising me to buy RE Classic 350. Please suggest which should I buy?
Karizma is best as compared to Royal Enfeild because in terms of maintenance. Average spare parts are costly and the most important thing the strokes of new edition bullet i.e after 2001 are bad as compared to old bullets. The showroom executive gives false suggestions that they will make the strokes as that of old but it's not true
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is a better option if you wish to go for a new bike. The Karizma R version 2 has evolved a bit from your Karizma but does not stand up against any of the bikes on the top charts today. It has no direct competition with the RE Classic 350 but when comparing both, the winner would be the Royal Enfield for sure. With its 346 cc, 1-cylinder engine, the RE produces 19.8 BHP @ 5250 rpm and 28 NM @ 4200 rpm. The massive amount of torque is good for every terrain and outruns all the bikes in the price segment. It comes with a disc brake, electric start and loads of more comfort enhancing features, making the Classic 350 clear winner when compared to Karizma R version 2.0. Also, the Classic 350 comes with a price tag of INR 1.18 lakh, making it a value for money product.