Royal Enfield will be launching the new Hunter 350 in the country next month. The motorcycle is expected to be the brand’s next big offering and just might be it’s most affordable too. The Hunter 350 will open a new segment for the brand as the specifications of the upcoming offering were leaked recently. Today, the entire motorcycle has been leaked in a production-ready disguise and we like the new design with the stubby exhaust, alloy wheels and silver paint scheme, and minimalist body panel approach. However, what is a disappointment is the fact that it continues with a twin shock setup at the back and does not get a mono-shock. To make the motorcycle truly sportier, RE should have taken that approach.
We know that the upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter 350 will pack about 14.87 kW or 20.2PS of power. That’s the same output as the Classic 350 and the Meteor 350. Do note that the Hunter will be based on the same J-platform that underpins the manufacturer’s new 350cc range. It comes hardly as a surprise that the Hunter will pack the same performance figures. The peak torque output stands at the same 27 Nm. The document further reveals that the Hunter is 1370mm in length, 20mm shorter than the Classic 350 and 30mm shorter than the Meteor 350. The bike is also lighter at 180 kg, making it 10 kg and 15 kg lighter respectively. The leaked document further reveals that the Hunter is “Variant no. 2” of the “basic model,” while the Classic 350 is listed as “Variant No. 1” of the Meteor 350.
This does make the RE Hunter 350 a more interesting motorcycle from a performance standpoint. The bike is expected to be more agile and sprightly over its siblings. A single pod instrument cluster like the Scram 411 is on offer. This platform looks like it could easily churn out a scrambler variant as well to take on the likes of Yezdi and TVS Ronin. This too will compete with the likes of the TVS Ronin already. More details on the RE Hunter 350 will be available next month.