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Royal Enfield Hunter 350 noticed at dealership, will get 2 variants | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

That is the primary time that the upcoming bike has been noticed undisguised, in its last paint scheme.

With anticipation constructing forward of its launch subsequent month, the eagerly awaited Royal Enfield Hunter 350 has been noticed undisguised for the primary time.

The Hunter 350 has been noticed testing quite a few instances over the previous couple of years, and extra just lately, some footage have leaked of the production-spec bike as nicely. However that is the primary time that the ultimate model of the bike has been noticed undisguised out in the actual world. And there are some attention-grabbing revelations. 

Royal Enfield Hunter 350: styling, options

On the styling entrance, the Hunter sports activities a relatively clear, up to date look, and it is nearly minimalist by RE requirements. The brief, stubby exhaust end-can is not like something we see on RE’s present fashions, and all the 349cc J-platform engine, gearbox and exhaust part is blacked out on this explicit instance.

Issues appear equally uncluttered within the instrument cluster area, with no windshield or shroud in sight. The instrument cluster itself appears to be similar to the Meteor and Scram’s unit, and notably, it does not appear to be accompanied by a Tripper navigation pod. The switchgear and grips additionally appear to be borrowed from the Meteor, which implies they need to really feel good and work nicely, even when the unconventional structure may take some getting used to. 

The teardrop-shaped fuel-tank appears relatively slim, with distinguished knee cut-outs carved into it. This explicit bike will get a dual-tone blue and white color scheme for the tank, however the fenders and facet panels are completed in gloss black. Simply subsequent to this bike, although, we see one other Hunter 350 with a single-tone silver paint scheme for its gas tank in addition to totally different flip indicators, in order with most up-to-date REs, you’ll be able to count on numerous totally different color choices and kinds.

Furthermore, this silver bike is supplied with wire-spoke wheels and a rear drum brake, whereas the topic bike will get alloy wheels and a rear disc brake, so you’ll be able to count on a variety of variants for the upcoming Hunter 350. But it surely does appear to be all variations will get solely single-channel ABS, with even the rear disc brake-equipped bike not that includes a wheel velocity sensor on the rear.

General, there’s various darkish parts on the bike within the foreground, as a result of along with the engine and bodywork already spoken about, the wheels and suspension are additionally completed in black. Persevering with in direction of the again, we see a properly contoured single-piece seat flanked by a pair of glossy seize rails on the rear. The lights comply with a theme of roundness on this bike, with the headlight, tail-lamp and all indicators that includes a round form, although the entrance indicators on the silver bike are rectangular.

There are a selection of things right here to help the declare that the Hunter will sit close to the entry-level mark in RE’s line-up as soon as it launches. Single-channel ABS, the absence of the Tripper and the shortage of any chrome throughout the bike all level in direction of the truth that will probably be extra accessible than its siblings, the Meteor 350 and Basic 350. It may not be capable to undercut the Bullet 350 for the time being, however with the iconic Bullet additionally set to obtain a giant improve (and an accompanying worth hike), the Hunter may develop into the entry level to the Royal Enfield model.

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