Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Revealed By MD Sid Lal Ahead Of Launch

Royal Enfield will unveil its brand new motorcycle, the Hunter 350, later this week. While the bike was previously spotted at a dealership, Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Royal Enfield & Eicher Motors Ltd., shared a sneak peek of the Hunter 350 from Bangkok ahead of its official launch on August 7, 2022. The model shown was in a two-tone finish similar to Royal Enfield’s newer models, such as the Continental GT 650 or the Scram 411, and had a matte finish.

Aside from the dual color finish on the fuel tank, the rest of the bike is completely black, with a noticeable absence of chrome throughout the bodywork. The Hunter 350 has an offset round instrument panel with a smaller tripper navigation pod on the right, which will likely remain reserved for the higher end variants. The motorcycle is synonymous with all Royal Enfields and has a round headlight as well as round taillights and turn signals. The Hunter 350 has a one-piece saddle and split rear grips, which gives it a unique look in Royal Enfield’s lineup. The Hunter 350 also has a teardrop fuel tank with a center fuel filler valve. The fuel tank also has ‘Royal’ written on one side and ‘Enfield’ on the other in a large font, giving the livery a youthful look. The switchgear appears to have been adopted from the larger Royal Enfields, and so does the 350cc engine. The variant in the video is the top spec and also has darkened alloy wheels.

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The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 will be launched with the same engine as the other 350 models in RE’s lineup, the Classic 350 and the Meteor 350. The engine will likely deliver the same 20.2 horsepower and 27 Nm of torque as in the other models, but will likely feel snappier in this shorter and lighter bike. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

When it launches, the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 will be up against the likes of the Honda CB 350 RS, Jawa 42 and TVS Ronin. Expect prices to start around Rs. 1.70 lakh (ex showroom) and it will probably be placed under the Classic 350 and Meteor 350.

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