Royal Enfield Hunter 350: price expectation

Royal Enfield will launch the Hunter 350cc motorcycle in India tomorrow, August 7th. It will compete with Honda CB350RS, Jawa 42 or the recently launched TVS Ronin.

Royal Enfield will announce the price of the Hunter 350 motorcycle, which will be launched in India on August 7.

Royal Enfield is set to launch the Hunter 350 motorcycle in India tomorrow. The two-wheeler maker will announce pricing for the 350cc bike on August 7. Royal Enfield has already previewed the new bike ahead of the official launch. Except for the price, the features, specifications and other details of the Hunter 350 were also revealed ahead of Sunday’s event. According to the spec sheet, the new Hunter 350 will be the lightest Royal Enfield 350 motorcycle ever made in recent times.

According to the specifications, the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 will come in two variants called Metro and Retro. The bike weighs 181 kg and has a top speed of 114 km/h. The bike uses a fairly common engine with other Royal Enfield 350cc bikes, but there is a slight difference in the gear ratio which is longer than the Classic and Meteor. The two-wheeler maker tweaked it to reduce top speed and improve the overall torque-taking feel of this Scrambler.

The suspension setup of the Hunter 350 will be similar to that used in the Meteor 350. It will have a seat height of 800mm, ground clearance of 150mm and the fuel tank capacity is 13 litres. The Metro version of the bike sits on a pair of 17-inch alloy wheels with front and rear disc brakes. It also gets dual-channel ABS, LED taillight, two-tone paint scheme, among other features. The Retro variant of the Hunter 350 will feature a rear drum brake, single-channel ABS, wire-spoke wheels and a solid color scheme.

Both variants of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 motorcycle will be powered by a 349cc single-cylinder air/oil cooled SOHC engine which will be offered with a five-speed gearbox. The engine is capable of producing a maximum power of 20.2 hp at 6,100 rpm and a maximum torque of 27 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Royal Enfield claims the 350cc motorcycle will return a mileage of 36.2 kmpl.

The Hunter 350 will compete with the Honda CB350RS, Jawa 42 or the recently launched TVS Ronin when it launches. The price of the motorcycle is likely to start from around ₹1.30 lakh (ex-showroom) and can go up to ₹1.45 lakh (old showroom).

Date of first publication: Aug 06, 2022, 2:07 PM IST