Enfield, the global leader in the mid-sized (250cc-750cc) motorcycle segment, has
launched the new Hunter 350, a ‘two-wheeled double-espresso’ of motorcycling. The
new Hunter 350 will be priced at Rs 1,49,900/- (ex-showroom, Chennai, India)
and at TBH 1,29,900/- (incl VAT, Bangkok, Thailand).
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is a perfect blend of retro-metro style, a company
press release stated. The Hunter 350 is
distinctly unique within the Royal Enfield line-up. Built on the award-winning
350cc J-series platform, combined with a highly flickable Harris Performance
chassis, the Hunter delivers agility without fragility on city streets and
sheer, grin-inducing pleasure on the open road, the statement added.
comes in two distinct editions - Retro
Hunter and Metro Hunter - both finished with on-trend, blacked-out engines
and components. The Retro Hunter
runs on 17” spoked wheels and has a 300mm front disc brake combined with a 6”
rear drum brake, single channel ABS, an uncluttered retro-styled
digital-analogue instrument cluster that displays just the right amount of
essential information and a choice of two classical, single-colour tanks.
Metro Hunter has a more contemporary
look with dual-colour liveries, cast alloy wheels, wide tubeless tyres, and
rounded rear lights. There are five colourways across two editions on the Metro
Hunter. A selection of three chic tank colour and graphics options on one
edition, and the top of the range edition, finished with a choice of three of
the most distinctive and disruptive petrol tank designs ever to adorn a Royal
Enfield. It is also compatible with Royal Enfield's acclaimed Tripper TBT
navigation which is available to order as a Genuine Motorcycle Accessory.
Metro editions are equipped with alloy wheels and wider 110/70 x 17” front and
140/70 x 17” rear tubeless tyres for superior handling and muscular good looks,
300mm front and 270mm rear disc brakes, dual channel ABS, and a handy
centrestand. An LED tail lamp and premium digital-analogue instrument cluster
that displays odometer, tripmeter, gear indicator, fuel graph bar with low fuel
warning, clock and a service reminder complete this stylish package. All Hunter
editions feature uncluttered handlebar controls, their rotary power and
lighting switches giving a gentle nod to the past, and are fitted with a USB
to its technical specifications, the Hunter gets a 349cc, two-valve, single
cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC, air-cooled engine with an electronic fuel injection. The
engine is the same one that was recently launched on the Meteor and Classic 350.
While it gets a 75mm bore, with a 85.8mm stroke and a compression ratio of 9.5:1.
The engine produces 20.2 bhp peak power @6100 rpm and a peak torque of 27Nm@
4000 rpm. It gets a maximum speed of 114kmph@7000 rpm. Fuel efficiency is
touted at 36.2 kmpl.
engine is mated to a 5 speed gear box with wet miultiplate clutch. The primary
drive ratio is 2.313, while the first is 2.615, the 2nd is 1.706, the 3rd Gear
ratio is 1.3, the 4th Gear ratio is 1.04, the 5th Gear ratio is 0.875, the 6th
Gear ratio - Final drive ratio is 2.8.
technical specifications include a payload of (kg) 179 and a GVW of (kg) 360.
The bike has a fuel capacity of 13 litres. The seat height is 800mm with around
clearance of 150.5mm at static sag. The RE
Hunter boasts of a wheelbase of 1370mm. In front and rear it gets alloy wheels.
The front tyre has a dimension of 110/70-17'' 54P (tubless tyre), while the
rear is 140/70 - 17'' 66P (Tubeless Type).
gets a Twin Downtube Spine Frame with the suspension in front comprising Telescopic,
41mm forks with 130 mm travel, while the rear is Twin tube Emulsion shock absorbers
with 6-step adjustable preload. The rear wheel travel is 102mm. As for brakes,
it gets 300 mm fixed disc with twin piston -floating caliper in front and 270
mm disc, single piston -floating caliper at rear. Besides, the Hunter gets dual
channel ABS .
Lal, Managing Director of Eicher Motors Ltd. said, “At Royal Enfield we are
closely engaged with our consumers and community. Their desires and aspirations
shape the motorcycles we make and we are always looking to create newer
experiences and newer formats of pure motorcycling for them. There were always
a set of passionate motorcyclists that loved our brand, but did not find the right
kind of attitude within our portfolio. The Hunter 350 is for them. It is a
motorcycle that combines the strengths of seemingly different species, and
brings it together in a super stylish and fun package that is an all new
flavour of pure motorcycling with the unmistakable Royal Enfield character.”
on the launch of the Hunter 350, Royal Enfield CEO, B Govindarajan, said, “The
Hunter 350 is an outcome of several years of insight gathering and consumer
studies from across the world. It is a motorcycle that feels right at home in
big metropolises and is exciting for the experienced rider, and easy and accessible
for a new rider. Its shorter wheelbase, more compact geometry and lighter
weight makes it very nimble and manoeuvrable within the urban context. We are
very confident that this new reimagined roadster will usher in a whole new set
of global consumers into our world of pure motorcycling.”
Wells, Royal Enfield’s Chief of Design, said, “It just seemed the most natural
thing in the world for Royal Enfield to develop a fun, lighter and more agile
350 roadster. It’s fresh but is still fully Royal Enfield. Every time I look at
it, the Hunter gives me a carefree feeling – of being young, jumping on my bike
and whizzing off to meet up with mates.”
Hunter was conceived and developed by the talented designers and engineers at
Royal Enfield’s two state-of-the-art technology centres, in India and the UK,
and renowned chassis experts, Harris Performance.
Hunter is powered by the modern, globally acclaimed 349cc air-oil cooled single
cylinder J-series engine,. Fuel-injected, it produces 20.2 bhp at 6100 rpm and
27Nm of torque at 4000rpm resulting in strong, low-end grunt, super smooth
linear power delivery with an engine calibration to give a lively throttle
response and a distinctive exhaust note to suit the character of the Hunter.
With a primary balancer shaft to cut down vibrations, it feels both responsive
and refined while its gear shifting is crisp and smooth thanks to an optimised
Hunter is supported by an ecosystem of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories. These
can be added when ordering the bike, on Royal Enfield’s user-friendly App and
MiY (Make It Yours) personalisation platform or at a later date. The Suburban
range features protective and functional attachments, such as engine and sump
guards, pannier mounts and luggage, custom seat and touring mirrors. Options in
the Urban range include a signature bench seat, black LED indicators, a tinted
flyscreen and a minimalist ‘tail tidy’ rear end. All have a premium finish and
are a hassle-free fit straight onto your motorcycle. For further
self-expression, a selection of superior riding gear, including gorgeous
helmets in complementary colours, t-shirts and smart personal accessories are
at a global audience, the Hunter is available for bookings in India in India with
immediate effect, and for test rides and retails starting August 10 2022.
Furthermore, the Hunter will be launched across key markets in the Asia Pacific
before the end of this year, with Europe and the Americas following in during
the first quarter of the next year. Customers can discover, book a test ride,
book and customise their Hunter 350 via the Royal Enfield App, on the company
website at royalenfield.com or at their nearest Royal Enfield dealership.
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