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.
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.
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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 1.80 lakhs , compared to the Honda CB 350 2. something lakhs as reported by Rushlane.