It’s the lightest and most affordable J-series platform bike
Royal Enfield has finally launched the Hunter 350 for Rs 1,49,900 (ex-showroom Delhi). That makes it the lightest and most affordable J-series platform bike from the bikemaker. The bike is available in three variants: Retro, Metro and Metro Rebel. The Retro series will be available for Rs 1,49,900, the Metro for Rs 1,63,900 and the Rebel series for Rs 1,68,900, all prices ex-showroom Delhi.
|Variant||Royal Enfield Hunter 350 On-road Delhi Price|
|Factory Black||Rs 1,72,911|
|Factory Silver||Rs 1,72,911|
|Dapper Grey||Rs 1,90,157|
|Dapper Ash||Rs 1,88,157|
|Dapper White||Rs 1,88,157|
|Rebel Red||Rs 1,93,603|
|Rebel Black||Rs 1,93,603|
|Rebel Blue||Rs 1,93,603|
|Variant||Royal Enfield Bullet 350 On-road Delhi Price|
|KS: Silver/Onyx Black||Rs 1,70,840|
|KS: Black||Rs 1,78,111|
|ES: Jet Black/ Regal/ Red/ Royal Blue||Rs 1,78,111|
The base variant of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is hence only Rs 2,071 more expensive than the base variant of the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 (on-road Delhi).
In terms of appearance, the Hunter 350 gets a proper retro-roadster styling with a circular headlight, rearview mirrors, taillight and turn indicators. Check out more about the roadster in our image gallery.
As we mentioned previously, the Hunter 350 is powered by the familiar 349cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine as the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the Meteor 350. The power and torque outputs too, are the same at 20.2PS and 27Nm respectively. That said, Royal Enfield has made some changes to the ignition timing as well as the power delivery, to make it a bit sportier than its J-series platform siblings.
With a kerb weight of 181kg, the Hunter 350 is a massive 14kg lighter than the Royal Enfield Classic 350. Apart from that, its wheelbase is 20mm shorter and its seat height is 15mm lesser than the Classic 350.
What further boosts its sportiness are the sharper rake and trail angles, resulting in a lower inertia and quicker steering. You have 17-inch alloy wheels or spoked rims on both ends, wrapped in either tubeless or tube tyres, depending on the variant you opt for.
The roadster is suspended on a telescopic fork and dual shock absorbers. Braking duties are handled by a 300mm disc at the front and 270mm one at the rear. It comes with dual-channel ABS on the Metro variant, but on the base Retro variant, you’ll get single-channel ABS.
The prices for the Hunter 350 start at Rs 1,49,900 and go all the way up to Rs 1,68,900, both prices ex-showroom Delhi). With that, Royal Enfield has hit it out of the park, when it comes to pricing. For perspective, its direct rivals, the Honda CB350RS and the Jawa 42 2.1 are priced at Rs 2,03,179 and Rs 1,94,142 respectively (both prices ex-showroom Delhi). Once here, the Triumph-Bajaj motorcycle will rival the Hunter 350 as well.