Royal Enfield is working on a slew of new motorcycles. They have already launched the Meteor 350 and the motorcycle is a success. The current waiting period for Meteor 350 is already around 6 months. The manufacturer is gearing up for the launch of the new generation of Classic 350. However, today we will be talking about another motorcycle that has been spied recently. It is being called the Hunter 350 and was spotted on the test.
While the media is calling it the Hunter, the production name of the Hunter will be something different. Royal Enfield has also filed a trademark for Sherpa and Shotgun alongside Hunter. So, the production name is currently not known.
What we can make out from the pictures is that the new motorcycle will be a roadster or a Scrambler. There are high chances that it will be a roadster because Royal Enfield is already working on another motorcycle which will be a scrambler.
The motorcycle looks quite compact and looks like it is mainly designed for city use. Up-front we get a halogen headlamp with orange turn indicators. At the rear, the tail light will be using a LED unit while the turn indicators will be halogen. The manufacturer is strictly following a circular theme. So, the headlight, turn indicators and tail light is circular in shape.
From the old spy shots, we know that Hunter would not get the tripper navigation. It would get an analogue speedometer along with a small digital screen that should work as an odometer and fuel gauge. The seat is a single-piece unit and the pillion gets grab handles too.
The engine is finished in matte black colour and gets chrome strips on the air winglets. This is the same engine that we saw on the Meteor 350. It is a 349 cc, air-oil cooled unit that is capable of producing 20.2 hp of max power and a peak torque output of 27 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Unlike the previous Royal Enfields, this engine is smooth, refined but still retains the torquey nature.
Another thing we can make out from the images is an up-swept exhaust to complete that roadster look. There are fork gaiters installed on the front suspension. The motorcycle is using disc brakes in the front and at the rear. The front and rear mudguards are quite short and look nice. Overall, the motorcycle definitely looks modern as compared to other motorcycles of Royal Enfield that have a retro charm to them.
Another test mule of a Royal Enfiled motorcycle was also spotted on the test. It looked like a road-going version of the Himalayan. It will be called Scram 411 and the clay model of the motorcycle has also been leaked online. It will have smaller wheel sizes and the skeleton frame will be replaced with tank shrouds. It will also miss out on fairing and the windscreen also. The engine will stay unchanged. So, it will come with the same 411 cc engine of the Himalayan. We expect it to sit below the Himalayan.