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2022 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 noticed with J-platform engine | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Upcoming new Bullet 350 sports activities components similar to Traditional 350; even ergonomics seem related.

The subsequent-generation Royal Enfield Bullet 350 has been noticed testing, powered by the 349cc J-platform engine at present seen within the Meteor 350 and Traditional 350. The Bullet is the one remaining mannequin in RE’s line-up that’s nonetheless powered by the older 346cc UCE engine, and an replace has been on the playing cards for a while now. These spy photographs of the up to date bike affirm the upcoming arrival of the J-platform Bullet, which ought to characteristic output figures which can be related, if not similar, to these of the Meteor’s and Traditional’s 20.4hp and 27Nm.

Along with bringing within the easy new motor, this replace can even see an improve to the Bullet’s underpinnings, with the brand new break up, double-cradle chassis that is additionally a attribute of RE’s J-platform. As was the case with the earlier technology, the Bullet shall be a really related bike to the Traditional 350, with this take a look at mule sporting many similar components. A lot of the bodywork is similar because the Traditional’s, and the switchgear appears to be carried over too. Even the ergonomics must be practically the identical, if not similar – the foot pegs seem like in precisely the identical location as on the Traditional, and the handlebar appears very related too. The one noteworthy distinction is the seat – the Bullet will get a stepped single-piece unit, in distinction to the Traditional’s break up design. The opposite signal that that is the Bullet and never the Traditional is the lacking hood over the headlight.

If historical past is something to go by, the Bullet will sit an excellent deal under the Traditional in RE’s line-up, however you’ll be able to count on a small step-up from its present value vary. It at present sits between Rs 1.48 lakh and Rs 1.63 lakh (ex-showroom), however the decrease a part of that vary is occupied by the extra reasonably priced kick-start-only variants, which the brand new J-platform machine won’t characteristic. All variations will characteristic an electrical starter as customary, so you’ll be able to count on costs across the Rs 1.7 lakh mark. The hearsay mill means that the upcoming Hunter 350 would be the most reasonably priced mannequin in Royal Enfield’s line-up, more likely to sit under the up to date Bullet, at across the Rs 1.5 lakh mark. 

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