It will be the most affordable Royal Enfield bike based on the J-Series platform
Royal Enfield is all set to launch its latest roadster, the Hunter 350, by the end of June 2022 as per our sources. Moreover, we have also come to know from our dealer friends that the bike will be available in two variants; one with disc brakes at both ends, and the other with a disc up front and a drum at the rear, similar to the Royal Enfield Classic 350.
With regards to the braking hardware on offer, while the lower-spec variant will get a single 300mm disc up front and a 153mm drum brake at the rear and single channel ABS, the higher-spec variant will get a 300mm front disc and 270mm rear disc with dual channel ABS. Apart from that, there will not be any other distinctions between the two. But considering it is RE, we might get to see multiple variant-specific colour schemes.
The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 will be powered by the same 349cc engine as the Meteor 350 and Classic 350 making an identical 20.4PS and 27Nm. And just like its siblings, it will come with a five-speed transmission.
Even in terms of features, both variants will pack the same equipment. It is expected to borrow the Meteor 350’s console with the Tripper Navigation pod as an accessory.
With the drum brake variant, the Hunter 350 will manage to be the most affordable bike by Royal Enfield based on the J-Series platform, with an expected ex-showroom price tag of around Rs 1.7 lakh. It will rival the likes of the Yezdi Roadster, Jawa Forty Two, Honda CB350RS, and also the upcoming Triumph-Bajaj 350 bike