Breaking: Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Image Gallery
The latest roadster up close via detailed images
[UPDATE: Royal Enfield has launched the Hunter 350. Full details in our launch story]
Just a few days before its launch, the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 has been completely revealed. Even the detailed specifications, as well as the accessories list for the bike, have been revealed. Take a closer look at the roadster via images.
In terms of appearance, the Hunter 350 gets a proper retro-roadster styling with a circular headlight, rearview mirrors, taillight and turn indicators. Adding to that is the tear-drop-shaped fuel tank with knee recesses which looks old-school yet quite sporty.
The bike gets a sharper rake angle compared to the Classic 350, mid-set foot pegs and a mid-rise handlebar for an upright seating position. Even the seat is wide and well cushioned, quite unlike other Royal Enfield bikes.
The Hunter 350 is powered by a 349cc, single-cylinder, air-oil-cooled engine borrowed from the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 and the Classic 350. Even the power and torque outputs are the same at 20.2PS and 27Nm respectively.
That said, the motor will get revised ignition timing and other small tweaks for sportier power delivery.
In terms of underpinnings, the Hunter 350 gets the same split dual-cradle frame, featuring a telescopic fork and dual shock absorber suspension setup as the Meteor 350.
For braking, the roadster gets a 300mm disc with a dual-piston floating caliper up front and a 270mm rotor with a single-piston floating caliper at the rear with dual channel ABS.
The Hunter 350 is the most compact and lightest Royal Enfield bike, tipping the scales at 181kg kerb, 14kg less than the Classic 350.
It features a semi-digital instrument cluster, same as the one found on the Royal Enfield Scram 411, along with the Tripper pod as an accessory for navigation.
It is all set to launch on August 7, with an expected price tag of Rs 1.7 lakh (ex-showroom) and will rival the likes of Honda CB350RS, Jawa 42 2.1 and the upcoming Triumph-Bajaj motorcycle.