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Manufacturing prepared Royal Enfield Hunter 350 leaked; India launch quickly | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The bike is anticipated to be provided in not less than two variants, and can most probably develop into essentially the most inexpensive mannequin to sit down on RE’s new J-platform.

Royal Enfield’s product pipeline is among the many hottest speaking factors within the Indian motorbike market proper now, and probably the most attention-grabbing merchandise in that pipeline is the Hunter 350. This bike has been noticed testing a variety of occasions, and now, the production-ready model appears to have been leaked on-line.

The spy photographs thus far have given us fairly a good suggestion of what to anticipate from the upcoming Hunter. And the most recent leaked images verify a lot of that data. After all, it will likely be powered by the 349cc J-platform motor that at present does responsibility within the Traditional 350 and Meteor 350. In these bikes, output figures stand at 20hp and 27Nm, and you’ll anticipate comparable numbers from the Hunter as nicely.

Its differentiating issue shall be that it’s a extra upright, modern road bare motorbike, in comparison with the cruiser stance of the Meteor and the old-fashioned vibe of the Traditional 350. We anticipate the Hunter to return in not less than two variants – the most up-to-date sighting of the bike confirmed it sporting wire-spoke wheels and lacking fork gaiters, whereas this leaked manufacturing model sports activities alloy wheels and fork gaiters.

We additionally see the bike fitted with a Tripper navigation pod, nevertheless it’s fairly probably that this shall be a paid further, since RE has already taken it off the usual fitment listing on the Meteor and Himalayan, owing to the semiconductor scarcity. Outstanding design parts embrace a teardrop-shaped gasoline tank with knee cut-outs, a scooped single-piece seat, and a spherical theme for the lights throughout the motorbike, in addition to the mirrors.

Going by the extent of {hardware} and gear right here, the Hunter will probably be fairly inexpensive. It’s virtually definitely going to sit down under the Meteor 350 and Traditional 350 to develop into essentially the most inexpensive J-platform mannequin, however whether or not it could undercut the Bullet 350 (which continues to be based mostly on RE’s older UCE platform) is one thing we’ll have to attend and see. The wait shouldn’t be too lengthy, although, with the bike set to launch earlier than August.

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