Upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter 350: What Do We Know About It Yet?
Here are all the details we have of the upcoming RE Hunter 350, based on the hot-selling Meteor 350
Royal Enfield has plans of launching a number of new products in India in the coming months. Many of these have been spotted on tests a number of times as well. One of the most anticipated of the lot is the Royale Enfield Hunter 350, which is known to be based on the recently launched Meteor 350. The spy photographs of the near-production ready Hunter 350 do give away some of the key details of the nameplate.
Going by the spy shots, the RE Hunter 350 will have a retro-styling, much in keeping with the brand’s overall persona. The key highlights of the design could be round headlamps and indicators, single piece handlebar, single seat with fair amounts of cushioning, sporty-looking exhaust and a circular tail lamp. The tail end would seem quite unconventional for a Royal Enfield motorcycle.
Features And Equipment
Much like the Meteor 350 and the recently launched Himalayan 2021, the Royal Enfield Hunter will also come with the Tripper Navigation. The Tripper pod will sit alongside the semi-digital instrumentation bezel, which seems to have an analog speedo and a centralized digital screen, in the spy shots.
Other than these, there will also be disc brakes on both wheels, possible dual-channel ABS, and stylish alloy wheels shod with tubeless tyres. Though the bike is expected to come with Halogen headlamp units instead of the modern LED lamps, it would have LED Daytime Running Lamps, confirm sources. The suspension will consist of telescopic forks at the front and dual shocks at the rear.
The RE Hunter is expected to borrow its powerplant from the Meteor 350. The 349cc, SOHC, air/oil-cooled single-cylinder engine will produce 20.4hp and 27Nm on the Hunter as well, and is expected to offer the same refinement levels as on the Meteor. The next generation Classic 350 is also hoped to be powered by this very same engine. The Hunter will come with a 5-speed transmission, like the Meteor.
Expected Launch Date And Price
The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is expected to be launched in India towards the end of this year, at an anticipated price range of 1.75 lakh – 1.9lakh INR (ex-showroom). The bike will face the major share of its competition from the likes of Jawa 42 v 2.1, Honda CB350RS, and Benelli Imperiale 400.
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