Royal Enfield has for long brought Cruiser bikes that Indian’s adore and the company is a at its best for bringing in what the customer wants. And seemingly now it’s a street fighter type motorcycle which is a complete departure from the conventional offerings of the Royal Enfield. As spotted testing the new bike would probably be called Hunter 350 a name already trademarked by the company.
Royal Enfield is known for providing with their bikes a myriad of accessories and this time around thanks to Gaadi Waadi.com Hunter 350 was spotted with sidle saddle fuel carriages and wind deflector up front. Its probable that Royal Enfield wanted the accessories tested as well, or probably provided their test rider with extra fuel so he does not stop for petrol as those halts become the places where these test riders get spotted the most.
Earlier leaks of the bikes Showcase the changes the bike would bring in its design in detail. As according to media reports its possible that the bike might be made available in two variants one with a drum setup at the rear and other with discs up front as well as in the rear. Its possible that Royal Enfield as they do, might launch a bunch of different shades at different price points. The bike would be based on a new J series architecture which under pins the classic 350 as well as the Meteor 350. The bike would have a dual cradle Frame supported by a 41 mm telescopic forks with twin shock absorbers at the rear.
With a peaking interest of the Indian consumer in street fighter type road bikes the brand wants a piece of action for itself , and hence has brought an offering that is way beyond their customary styling.The bike would go against the likes of Yezdi roadster as well as CB 300 from Honda.
The bike presents a more stylish and upfront styling package than the conventional cruiser motorcycles from the Brand, it appears shortened and nimble a word rarely used for Royal Enfiled’s, the bike has a shorter wheelbase as well as a sport single piece seat. The design shows the bike to be utterly practical with an ability to function as a naked and nimble track machine. Ina earlier testing according to media reports the bike was seen testing at a 120KPh with considerable ease. The bike has center mounted pegs as well as low seat height to handle the grunt of the 350cc engine.
While being a fully modern design the bike also showcases minimal touches of the retro cruiser looks with dual pod instrument cluster as well as broad fenders at the rear. The instrument cluster seems to have been taken right out of a meteor 350
Being a budget bike the new creation would share internals with its Royal Enfield cousins the bike would share the JD1 platform and the new 350cc motor that churns out about a 20.2 bhp of power and 27 NM of peak torque. Its possible that Royal Enfield might tune the bike differently because of its street style characteristics.
The bike would have the same suspension dynamics as well as braking hardware as the older Royal Enfield bikes. Due to the heavy competition in this segment the bike would be paced competitively at around a expected 1.3 lakhs to 1.4 lakhs , compared to the Honda CB 350 as reported by Rushlane. As according to recent media reports the bike could be revealed somewhere around 1st week of August .
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