Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is introduced in India at Rs 1.50 lakh

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The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 has finally been launched in India by Royal Enfield in one of the most eagerly anticipated moments of the year. Retro variants start at Rs 1.50 lakh, while Metro variants range between Rs 1.64 and 1.69 lakh depending on the color option. Due to its low price, it is the most affordable J-platform motorcycle, while its siblings, the Classic 350 and Meteor 350 start at Rs 1.90 lakh and 2.01 lakh respectively. There is a marginal difference in pricing between the Hunter and the Bullet 350 (costing between Rs 1.48 and 1.63 lakh), but the Bullet will also receive an update very soon, which will increase its price.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350
  • The 349cc single-cylinder engine has new fuel and ignition maps, but the output remains the same
  • It is available in two variants: Retro and Metro
  • Compared to the Classic 350, this motorcycle is 17kg lighter.

This motorcycle has been designed to be more accessible than its siblings in more ways than one, not just in terms of price.

Weight and dimensions of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350

With a 1,370mm wheelbase, it is noticeably more compact than RE’s other 350cc models. The Classic and Meteor have 1,390mm and 1,400mm wheelbases, respectively. Retro, at 178kg (181kg for Metro), is a good deal lighter than Meteor, despite carrying a comparable amount of fuel. Classic weighs 195kg, while Meteor weighs 191kg.

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This bike’s seat height is also very manageable at 800mm, so it should be a good choice for beginners. Even though the Hunter is built on the same J-platform as its siblings, it has many all-new components that aren’t shared with any other RE. In terms of the chassis, very little is shared between models, such as the wheels, suspension, handlebars, and exhaust system. Hunter’s weight has been reduced by all of these new bespoke components.

Variants of Royal Enfield Hunter 350

Royal Enfield Hunter 350

It is due to a number of key differences between the two Hunter models that the two bikes have different weights. Retro wheels have wire spokes, while Metro wheels have alloy units. This is the biggest visual difference between the two bikes. Both wheels are wrapped in different rubber (they differ in model, size, and whether they have tubes), and it is the Metro that has the chunkier tyres with 100/70-17 and 110/70-17 Ceat Zoom XL hoops. There are two sizes of tyres on the Retro: 110/80-17 and 120/80-17.

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There is also a big difference in braking between the two variants, with the Metro getting dual-channel ABS and a 270mm rear disc brake, while the Retro comes with a rear drum brake. Also, the Retro receives a more basic instrument cluster, while the Metro receives a more stylish LED tail-light, while the Retro receives a more rudimentary halogen one, and the Metro has a more sleek, stylized grab rails, while the Retro has a more basic rudimentary one.

The engine of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350

When it comes to Hunter’s similarities with its siblings, the 349cc J-platform engine has remained mechanically unchanged from its predecessor. As a result of tweaking the ignition and fuel maps, RE claims that the throttle response has become sharper and punchier, and better suits the bike’s character. Although the output remains the same, the torque remains at 27Nm at 4,000rpm and the horsepower remains at 20.2hp at 6,100rpm.

Design of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350

RE’s Hunter also appears a little different from its traditional designs, as it has a more youthful, modern appearance. While there are more than a few similarities between the Hunter and the Triumph Street Twin, it also comes along as a rather handsome neo-retro roadster. The Hunter gives off more than a passing impression of the Triumph Street Twin, and it comes across as a rather attractive neo-retro roadster. It comes in six colour options, with the lowest priced version priced at Rs 1,63,900 and the most expensive version priced at Rs 1,68,900.

Accessories of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350

Royal Enfield Hunter 350

In line with most recent REs, the Hunter comes with a wide range of genuine accessories, including LED indicators, flyscreens, touring seats, mirrors, crash protection, a sump guard, and a side box.

Rivals of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350

It is directly competed by the Honda CB350RS (Rs 2.03 to 2.04 lakh), Jawa Forty Two (Rs 1.67 to 1.81 lakh), and Yezdi Roadster (Rs 2.01 to 2.09 lakh). In spite of the fact that it’s not exactly a direct competitor, the TVS Ronin (Rs 1.49 to 1.69 lakh) may also be on the radar of a Hunter buyer.

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