Royal Enfield, India's oldest motorcycle manufacturer, has been working on a complete makeover of its product range. After launching the 650 twins, the company's most powerful bike duo; the Meteor, a brand new bike; and the new Classic 350, one of the best-selling Royal Enfields ever, the Chennai-based manufacturer is currently developing the Hunter 350. It is based on the Meteor and Classic 350 but with distinct styling.
Hunter 350 is designed for more city-oriented use. It is spotted in India testing many times. According to a YouTuber, the bike was recently seen testing at speeds above 120 kmph.
Here's some information on the upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter 350 and what you may expect.
Hunter 350 looks a lot like Meteor 350 in terms of design, according to spy images. The Hunter 350 has a unique seat height and design. The 350cc cruiser offers features including a braking system, alloy wheels, and suspension setup. Round headlights in a black enclosure are likely to add fork gaiters to give the front end a more powerful look.
You could get a new dual-tone paint scheme and a fuel tank with a slightly modified design. It may also get a single-piece seat, a new turn signal taillight, and an upward-sweeping exhaust canister to the motorbike. It are likely to get 17-inch wheels.
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 will be built on the Meteor 350's fresh new J platform. The new J platform has a twin cradle body, making the bike more robust, stiffer, and sturdy.
The Tripper Navigation system, first seen on the Meteor 350, will now be available on the Royal Enfield Hunter 350, despite the fact that it is a new bike. Aside from that, the spy picture shows a new motorbike with an asymmetrically positioned semi-digital instrument console and an analog speedometer.
The new Hunter 350 will have the same engine and transmission as the new Meteor, which is a 349cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. The engine produces 20.2 horsepower and 27 Nm of torque. Expect a telescopic entrance fork and dual shock absorbers at the back, as well as a connected engine with a 5-speed transmission and dual-channel ABS and twin discs as standard tool.
Price and competitors
Expected the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 debut in the first half of 2022. It will compete with the Honda CB350RS. It would most likely cost between Rs 1.70 lakh and Rs 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom).