Royal Enfield will launch the 350cc Hunter motorcycle in India tomorrow, August 7. It will rival the Honda CB350RS, Jawa 42 or the recently launched TVS Ronin.
Royal Enfield is all set to launch the Hunter 350 motorcycle in India tomorrow. The two-wheeler manufacturer will announce the price of the 350 cc bike on August 7. Royal Enfield has already provided a glimpse of the new motorcycle ahead of its official launch. Apart from the Hunter 350’s price, features, specifications and other details were revealed before Sunday’s event. According to the spec sheet, the new Hunter 350 will be the lightest Royal Enfield 350 motorcycle produced in recent times.
As per the specifications, the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 will be offered in two variants, Metro and Retro. The bike weighs 181 kg and has a top speed of 114 kmph. The motorcycle uses a fairly common engine with other Royal Enfield 350cc motorcycles, but there is a slight difference in the gearbox ratio, which is longer than the Classic and Meteor. The two-wheeler maker has tweaked it to lower the top speed and improve the overall torque-grabbing feel of this scrambler.
The suspension setup on the Hunter 350 is similar to that used on the Meteor 350. It has a seat height of 800 mm, ground clearance of 150 mm and a fuel tank capacity of 13 litres. The Metro version of the motorcycle rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with front and rear disc brakes. It gets dual-channel ABS, LED taillight, dual-tone paint theme among other features. The retro variant of the Hunter 350 gets a rear drum brake, single-channel ABS, wire-spoke wheels and a single-tone color scheme.
Both variants of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 motorcycle are powered by a 349cc single-cylinder, SOHC air/oil-cooled engine, mated to a five-speed gearbox. The engine is capable of churning out 20.2 bhp at 6,100rpm and 27 Nm of peak torque at 4,000rpm. Royal Enfield claims that the 350cc motorcycle delivers a mileage of 36.2 kmpl.
The Hunter 350 will rival the Honda CB350RS, Java 42 or the recently launched TVS Ronin. The price of the motorcycle is likely to start at approx ₹1.30 lakh (ex-showroom) and can go up ₹1.45 lakh (ex-showroom).
Date of first publication: 06 August 2022, 14:07 PM IST