Two-wheeler manufacturer Royal Enfield (Royal Enfield), famous for making performance bikes, is working on introducing its cheapest motorcycle in the line-up. Its name will be Hunter 350 (Hunter 350) and according to the new teaser it will be launched on 7th August. It is already clear from the leaked spy shots that there will be multiple variants of the Hunter 350. According to some reports, the variants of the new Royal Enfield Hunter 350 will be named Retro (Retro), Metro (Metro) and Metro Rebel (Metro Rebel).
Look and Design
The base variant will get spoke wheels with tube-type tyres, single-channel ABS, rear drum brake and halogen turn indicators. While the higher variants will get LED turn indicators, alloy wheels and dual-channel ABS. There is also a possibility that the LED turn indicators are offered as an official accessory by the manufacturer. Apart from the features, there will also be a difference in the paint scheme.
Royal Enfield is likely to offer the Tripper navigation system as an accessory with the Hunter 350. The switchgear and instrument cluster will be borrowed from the Scram 311 and the Meteor 350. The Hunter 350 will be based on the J-platform which is already being used in the Classic Reborn and Meteor 350.
Engine & Power
The engine will also be the same 349 cc, single-cylinder, long-stroke unit with air-oil cooling. This engine generates maximum power of 20.2 bhp and peak torque of 27 Nm. It will be mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The manufacturer may tweak the engine tuning to suit the specifications of the new motorcycle. The engine and exhaust have been introduced in black colour. While the engine may remain the same, the exhaust system is all-new.
The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 will measure 2,055 mm in length, 800 mm in width and 1,055 mm in height. The wheelbase of the new motorcycle is 1,370 mm which is shorter than the Classic 350 as well as the Meteor 350. The motorcycle is expected to get a good handler as it weighs less than other motorcycles based on the J-platform.