While the performance will be similar to the Meteor (but not the same - changes to fuelling & ignition timing apparently boost midrange), the styling may be more to Tonupdave's liking compared to the Meteor.
The Classic is a big deal for RE - apparently 65% of total sales are Classics & it was the success of this model (more than 3 million sold) that set the stage for the company's resurgence.
New 350 Classic website
No details of when we will get this - probably next year I would guess. Indian pricing seems similar to the Meteor.
Looks good to me - particularly taken with the bronze "Chrome" model from the pictures & look forward to seeing them in the showroom. Styling has been "cleaned up" a bit compared to my UCE model. Launch & promo videos up on YT for those who are interested.