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Royal Enfield Hunter 350: 5 issues to know | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Hunter 350 neo-retro roadster is Royal Enfield’s latest bike, and the third to be constructed on the J-platform.

Royal Enfield has lastly taken the wraps off its latest mannequin, the Hunter 350, and stem from their tools ranges and underpinnings, and due to this fact, their pricing. The entry-level Retro variant comes with wire-spoke rims shod with thinner tubed tires, a drum brake on the rear, a halogen tail lamp, a extra rudimentary tubular rear seize rail  and single-channel ABS. It additionally misses out on a centre stand which the higher-spec Metro variant comes customary with. 

The upper-spec Metro variant is supplied with forged alloy rims, shod with fatter tubeless tires, will get extra smooth and stylised twin seize handles on the rear, an LED tail lamp, and a rear disc brake which permits ABS at each ends. With the addition of the centre stand and a dual-channel ABS unit, the Metro variant weighs barely extra, tipping the scales at 181kgs vs the Retro’s 178kg. 

RE Hunter 350: Pricing and rivals

Costs for the Hunter 350 start at Rs. 1.50 lakh for the entry-level Retro variant, whereas the premium Metro model instructions a price ticket of as much as Rs. 1.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Essentially the most direct competitors to the Hunter comes from the opposite neo-retro roadsters at this value level, which embody the Honda CB350RS (Rs 2.03 to 2.04 lakh), the Jawa Forty Two (Rs 1.67 to 1.81 lakh), and the Yezdi Roadster (Rs 2.01 to 2.09 lakh). Though it isn’t precisely a direct competitor, the TVS Ronin (Rs 1.49 to 1.69 lakh) might additionally characteristic on a Hunter purchaser’s radar. You may see how all these bikes stack up on paper in our spec comparability right here. As for a experience impression, keep tuned for our evaluate of the Hunter 350 dropping on August 10 at 10am.

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