The 349cc J-platform engine might be in the identical state of tune as on the Basic 350 and Meteor 350.
After all of the spy pictures and leaks, the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is lastly gearing as much as launch in India, and the latest signal confirming that is that the bike has been homologated in India. Within the course of, a few of the Hunter’s specs have additionally been revealed.
As per the homologation doc, the Hunter’s energy output will stand at 14.87kW or 20.2hp, which is precisely the identical quantity that this 349cc motor produces within the Basic 350 and Meteor 350. So there’s unlikely to be any important change in state of tune, and you’ll anticipate the torque determine to even be across the 27Nm mark, as on its siblings.
The opposite figures seen on the doc pertain to the scale and weight of the Hunter, and we will see that the Hunter might be shorter in size and peak than each the Basic and the Meteor. The wheelbase may also be shorter, at 1,370mm, in comparison with the Basic’s 1,390mm and the Meteor’s 1,400mm, and studying between the traces, the Hunter’s kerb weight will stand at simply 180kg, making it a great 10kg to 15kg lighter than its siblings.
All these elements level towards the truth that the Hunter might be a extra manageable motorbike than its siblings, they usually align with the rumours that the Hunter will develop into the entry-level providing in Royal Enfield’s line-up. Its extra slender construct also needs to translate into barely zippier efficiency.
One fascinating issue to notice right here is that the Hunter has been homologated as “variant No. 2” of the “primary mannequin”, which is listed because the Meteor 350 – the primary bike to be constructed on RE’s new J-platform. From what we will inform of this format, it appears doubtless that the brand new Basic 350 was homologated at “variant No. 1” of the Meteor 350.
With the homologation process having been accomplished in early July, an official launch must be simply across the nook, and you’ll anticipate it to happen in early August.