Royal Enfield dealers have begun taking delivery of a new batch of OBD2 compliant Hunter 350 motorcycles ready for E20 fuel. These new motorcycles now have an “upto E20 petrol” sticker on the fuel tank that can be removed. Apart from the fact that the motorcycle is now BS6 Stage 2 compliant, there are no other noticeable updates to the Hunter 350.
Powering the Hunter 350 is a 349 cc single cylinder four-stroke engine that is air oil cooled and fuel injected. It puts out 20.11 bhp at 6,100 rpm and a peak torque output of 27 Nm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox with the clutch on the heavier side. However, the engine purrs beautifully and is surprisingly easy to drive.
This engine is the same one found on the Meteor 350 and Classic 350. However, all three motorcycles are in different states of tuning. The Hunter 350 feels more aggressive than the other two and has a lower cruising speed than the other two. The exhaust note is also harsh, unlike the Meteor and Classic where it does pop occasionally.
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Suspension duties on the Hunter 350 are handled by telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. The front suspension is tuned very well, while the rear suspension has plenty of rebound and the suspension feels a bit stiff. This did give the rider some bumps.
The brand is currently gearing up to launch four new motorcycles in the Indian market this year. All of these motorcycles belong to different market segments. Royal Enfield also launched the Super Meteor 650 earlier this year and it is currently their flagship product. Additionally, they updated the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. The brand is developing several new 650 cc motorcycles that will be launched in the coming years.
First published date: May 24, 2023 at 09:50 AM CST