The new Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is reaching showrooms by the end of June, while the Super Meteor 650 is also slated to launch.
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is one of the most awaited year. The sportier version has been spotted several times on the road. The new motorbike will finally be launched in the second fortnight of June. It is expected to come with the same engine as the Meteor 350. Additionally, the Royal Enfield will come with the distinctive retro aesthetic of the Hunter 350 RE. Here’s what we know about the upcoming bike:
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Specs
According to recent leaks and reports, the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 will be powered by a 349cc engine (similar to the Meteor 350 and Classic 350) that churns out 20.4PS of power and 20.7Nm of torque. It will be mated to a five-speed transmission. The new bike will also get the Meteor console (with an optional tripper navigation pod). The Hunter 350 comes with girder front forks and dual shock absorbers at the rear. Additionally, the customers will get disc brakes at both the ends (with dual-channel ABS). In terms of specs, the only difference between the Meteor and the Hungry will be the size of the wheels. An earlier video has already revealed the impressive exhaust note of the upcoming motorcycle.
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 looks like a Triumph street twin. It gets the retro aesthetic of the classic RE. It featured a round headlight, a round taillight, a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, round rearview mirrors and alloy wheels. The company has added 17-inch alloy wheels, mid-set footpegs and a flat handlebar. Basically, the Hunter uses the same motor as the Meteor 350, but has a roadster body style. It is likely to be priced around Rs 1.7 lakh (ex-showroom). It will compete with Yezdi Roadster, Jawa Forty-Two 2.1 and Honda CB350RS.
RE Super Meteor 350 in the pipeline
RE is also planning the Super Meteor 650 which could follow the Hunter 350. The 650cc Meteor will be a cruiser bike that will be more focused on ride comfort in the segment of Harley Davidson. The motorcycle will share its motor with the Interceptor 650. The parallel-twin motor churns out 47.6 PS of maximum power and 52 Nm of peak torque. This engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with assist and slipper clutch. With such new products in the market, Royal Enfield is poised for the next phase of dominance in other segments of our market.