Royal Enfield Hunter 350: Same Price, Other Options
From supersports to ADVs, there are quite a few interesting alternatives to the latest roadster from Royal Enfield
Royal Enfield finally launched the hotly-anticipated Hunter 350 last week and its prices start from Rs 1,49,900 and go up to Rs 1,68,900 (ex-showroom Delhi). But if the Hunter doesn’t strike your fancy, here are six alternatives that you could get for about the same price:
Yamaha R15S - Rs 1,60,900
If you like your bikes sharp and sporty, it’s hard to overlook the Yamaha R15S in the entry-level supersport segment. For Rs 11,000 more than the base variant of the Hunter 350, you get a gorgeous faired motorcycle, LED headlight, a liquid-cooled engine with a slipper clutch and a digital instrument console with more features like a quick shifter and traction control. Head over to the nearest Yamaha showroom if that gets you excited.
Hero XPulse 200 4V- Rs 1,35,978
How about a go-anywhere motorcycle; one that could handle your commuting duties and double up as your weapon to attack the trails on weekends? If rugged motorcycles are your thing, the Hero XPulse 200 4V makes a compelling case for itself. For at least Rs 13,922 less, you can bring home the XPulse 200 4V; arguably the best entry-level off-roader in India.
TVS Apache RTR 200 4V- Rs 1,39,690 to Rs 1,44,740
If the R15S is too committed for you, the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V might be something that’d interest you. It not only costs less, but also makes more power; all of it without the committed riding posture of the R15S. The Apache RTR 2004V strikes a good balance between sportiness and comfort and if that’s something you’re looking for in your next bike, the Apache is something you could consider.
Jawa 42- Rs 1,72,415 to Rs 1,81,357
For Rs 22,515 more than the base variant of the Hunter 350, you can get yourself the most-affordable Jawa. With its round headlight, curvy body panels and bar-end mirrors, the Jawa 42 might have the retro charm, but its sporty handling and powerful liquid-cooled engine, is also engaging enough to not let things get ‘boring’.
TVS Ronin- RS 1,49,000 to Rs 1,68,750
The Royal Enfield Hunter 350’s cut-throat pricing means it misses out on modern features like an LED headlight, riding modes, bluetooth connectivity and more. For a similar price, you get a digital console, voice assist, USB charging, USD fork and more on the feature-packed TVS Ronin, while still maintaining the retro-look.
Yamaha Aerox 155- Rs 1,39,300
With its sporty, sharp design along with edgy body panels, the Aerox 155 is undoubtedly the best entry-level sporty scooter in India. Yamaha also recently launched the Monster Energy MotoGP Editions of four of its models including the Aerox 155 recently, which take the scooter’s visual appeal up a notch. So if you’re looking to skip motorcycles altogether, you could get yourself the Yamaha Aerox 155, which costs Rs 10,600 less than the base variant of the Hunter 350.