Royal Enfield has started delivering its newly launched Hunter 350 motorcycle to Indian customers. Hunter 350, the company’s most affordable offering, made its debut in Thailand earlier this month. In its class, the Classic 400 competes with motorcycles like the TVS Ronin and the TVS Ronin. There are three variants available – Hunter 350 Retro costs Rs 1,49,900, Metro costs Rs 1,63,900, and Metro Rebel costs Rs 1,68,900 (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).
Pre-booked motorcycles are now being delivered to customers. Hunter 350 will, however, be available to customers who booked later in the process.
This new Hunter 350 is based on the J-platform engine that debuted on the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 a while back. New-gen Classic 350 motorcycles were also equipped with the same engine. Hunter continues to produce 20.4 PS of power and 27 Nm of peak torque. Similarly to the Meteor 350 cruiser, the engine is mated to the same 5-speed transmission.
Aside from being one of the most affordable models in the range, the Hunter 350 is equipped with features such as Tripper turn-by-turn navigation, dual-channel ABS, and a digital-analogue meter console.
The Hunter is designed to appeal to a wide range of customers, including entry-level buyers. Consequently, its seat height has been lowered to 790 mm, and its ground clearance has been increased to 150.5 mm. In terms of other dimensions, Hunter 350’s wheelbase stands at 1370 mm, while the bike tips the scales at 181 kg. Braking duties are handled by a front 300 mm disc brake with a twin-piston floating caliper, and a rear 270 mm disc with a single piston floating caliper.