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Royal Enfield Hunter 350: What we all know to date | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Anticipated to be launched in August, the Hunter 350 may very well be essentially the most inexpensive mannequin in Royal Enfield’s J-platform line-up.

There have been quite a few take a look at mule sightings of the upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter 350, steadily revealing new details about what’s shaping as much as be essentially the most inexpensive mannequin in Royal Enfield’s J-platform line-up. The Hunter 350 is predicted to be launched in August. 

Royal Enfield Hunter 350: Styled like a roadster

The Hunter 350 is about to be the most recent addition to Royal Enfield’s line-up to make use of the brand new J-platform engine, which first debuted on the Meteor 350 in 2020. The styling, although, will probably be in stark distinction to the historically styled Basic 350 and the acquainted cruiser silhouette that the Meteor 350 cuts. The Hunter will characteristic upright ergonomics with comparatively rear-set foot pegs, extra akin to a roadster, when in comparison with the Meteor and even the Basic. The contemporary fashion will place the Hunter as a direct rival to the likes of the Honda H’ness CB350 and CB350RS. 

Royal Enfield Hunter 350: identical fundamental underpinnings as Meteor 350

What stays the identical beneath the roadster styling is the fundamental chassis in addition to the laidback however likeable J-platform engine discovered on its siblings, the Basic 350 and Meteor 350. The 349cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine presently makes 20.2hp at 6,100rpm and a peak torque of 27Nm at 4,000rpm. If there are any efficiency modifications, they’re prone to be minor and the structure of the chassis is predicted to stay largely the identical, aside from the revised ergonomics. 

Royal Enfield Hunter 350: Most inexpensive modern-era Enfield?

Presently, the Bullet 350 powered by the ageing UCE mill is essentially the most inexpensive mannequin within the RE line-up. What stays to be seen is whether or not the newer and extra fashionable Hunter will undercut the previous guard of the Enfield vary, the Bullet, a minimum of till the latter receives the J-platform replace. 

Whereas the spy photographs present the Hunter take a look at mule sporting the Tripper navigation pod, it’s prone to be an non-obligatory further to maintain its price ticket on the accessible facet and in addition contemplating the chip scarcity presently plaguing the automotive trade.

As with the Meteor and the Basic line-up, the Hunter could have no scarcity of trim ranges on supply. When it’s formally launched, it should cater to a wide range of worth factors and tastes. 

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