Are you a fan of classic bikes with a modern touch? If yes, then you must check out the latest addition to Royal Enfield’s lineup – The Hunter 350. The bike blends the classic style of the brand with some modern features that make it stand out in its segment.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about the Royal Enfield Hunter 350.
Royal Enfield’s latest addition adds extra firepower to the brand’s small to mid-segment dominance. The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is an entry-level roadster aimed at beginner riders and those seeking an affordable run-around town option. Its design is uncomplicated, comprising a compact chassis and minimal bodywork, yet it is aesthetically pleasing.
While the specs such as 20.2hp (14.9kW) and 27Nm of torque may not appeal to performance-focused riders, it doesn’t matter one bit as the Hunter caters to the light-hearted, accessible side of motorcycling.
With over 40,000 Hunter 350 owners in India, it has already become the highest volume contributor for Royal Enfield in the country.
Design and Styling
The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 comes with a neo-retro design that looks amazing on the roads. The round headlight, fuel tank, and seat resemble the classic RE bikes, while the alloys, exhaust, and rear fender give it a contemporary touch. The overall styling is edgy yet elegant, which makes it an instant head-turner.
Engine and Performance
The Hunter 350 is powered by a new J platform engine that produces 20.2 bhp at 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm at 4,000 rpm. It has a smooth power delivery and ample low-end torque that makes city riding effortless. The engine is paired with a five-speed gearbox that shifts smoothly without any fuss.
The bike has disc brakes on both wheels and dual-channel ABS as standard. This ensures better stopping power while maintaining rider safety in all weather conditions.
The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 offers an unmatched riding experience that combines comfort and thrill in equal parts. The seat is comfortable for long rides without causing any fatigue to the rider or pillion passenger. The handlebar height is perfect for riders of all heights and provides good maneuverability in traffic.
The suspension setup is tuned for Indian road conditions and absorbs bumps with ease, providing a comfortable ride even on rough terrains. With a ground clearance of 170 mm, the bike can tackle most obstacles without bottoming out.
Royal Enfield has equipped the Hunter 350 with some modern features that make it more convenient and practical. The bike comes with a semi-digital instrument cluster that displays all the necessary information like speed, fuel level, odometer, trip meter, and gear position indicator.
The LED lighting setup is bright and adds to the modern look of the bike. The bike also has a USB charging port for your electronic gadgets while on the go.
Price and Availability
The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is available in three variants – Standard, Custom, and Touring. The Standard variant is priced at INR 2.5 lakhs (ex-showroom), while the Custom and Touring variants cost INR 2.6 lakhs and INR 2.8 lakhs respectively.
The bike is available for booking online or through Royal Enfield dealerships across India.
2023 Royal Enfield Hunter 350 specs:
Type: Air-cooled, four-stroke, SOHC, single-cylinder
Bore x stroke: 78mm x 85.8mm
Compression ratio: 9:5:1
Fuel system: Electronic fuel injection
Claimed maximum power: 20.2hp (14.9kW) at 6100rpm
Claimed maximum torque: 27Nm at 4000rpm
Type: Five-speed, constant mesh
Final drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
CHASSIS AND RUNNING GEAR
Frame type: Twin downtube spine frame
Front suspension: 41mm telescopic fork, non-adjustable, 130mm travel
Rear suspension: Twin tube emulsion shock absorbers with six-step adjustable preload, 102mm travel
Front brake: 300mm single disc with twin-piston floating caliper, ABS equipped
Rear brake: 270mm disc with single-piston floating caliper, ABS equipped
Front tyre: 110/70-17 tubeless
Rear tyre: 140/70-17 tubeless
DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
Ground clearance: 150.5mm
Kerb weight: 181kg
Seat height: 790mm
Fuel capacity: 13L
Price: $6440 plus on-road costs (Dapper Variants); $6540 plus on-road costs (Rebel Variants)
Colours: Rebel Blue, Rebel Red, Rebel Black, Dapper Ash, Dapper White, Dapper Grey
Bike supplied by: Urban Moto Imports
Warranty: Three years/unlimited kilometres plus roadside assistance
Service interval: 500km, then every 5000km thereafter
If you are looking for a classic motorcycle with modern features that can serve as your daily commuter as well as weekend tourer, then the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 should be on your list. It’s a perfect blend of old-school charm and new-age technology that makes it stand out in its segment.
So what are you waiting for? Book your test ride today and experience the thrill of riding this beautiful machine!
One of the biggest draws of the Hunter 350 is its price, starting at $6440 plus on-road costs, which is lower than most competitors. Although it doesn’t excel in power and has a weight of 181kg, heavier than the Yamaha MT-03 which weighs 168kg when wet.
However, the Hunter does offer some bragging rights with a claimed fuel economy of 36.2km/lt (2.8L/100km). With a capacity of 13L, you can get over 460km on a tank depending on how much enthusiasm you have. This is great news for budget-conscious commuters.
What I admire most about the Hunter 350 is its simplicity. I’m a big fan of the bare-bones styling, and the easy-going yet active ergonomics add lots of pleasure to the package. It’s not suitable for long touring trips but worth considering if you want a simple urban machine. If you’re new to riding, the Hunter will provide an effortless learning experience that brings joy to your journey while instilling confidence.