Reaches a speedo-indicated 120 kmph limit
The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is here, and it’s already impressing many with its excellent pricing and ease of riding, which will attract more new buyers to the Royal Enfield brand. Like the other new-gen 350cc offerings, the Hunter 350 also gets the new J-Series 349cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. However, considering that it is the lightest among the three, many were anticipating how it performs on the road. A YouTube video from ‘Strell shows the high-speed mannerisms of the new Royal Enfield Hunter 350.
In the video, the rider has tested the achievable, speed-indicated top speed of the Hunter 350. The person rode the motorcycle on what seemed to be a wide four-lane highway. The model on test was the top-spec Metro variant with the dual-tone Rebel Blue colour option. The rider was able to reach a speedometer-indicated top speed of 120 kmph, which is decent enough for a bike of its size.
In the video, we can see that the new Royal Enfield Hunter 350 remains stable and unnerving even at speeds above 80 kmph. Even during the triple-digit speeds, the motorcycle looks composed, which says a lot about the high-speed mannerisms of the Hunter 350. The motorcycle reaches a top speed of 45 kmph in the first gear and 75 kmph in the second gear, which also suggests that the motorcycle has enough power in the lower RPM range.
As said earlier, the new Royal Enfield Hunter 350 gets the same J-Series 349cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, which debuted in the Meteor 350 and later on came in the Classic 350. However, the new Hunter 350 is around 14 kgs lighter than the Classic 350 and 10 kgs lighter than the Meteor 350. This lighter kerb weight gives the Hunter 350 a higher power-to-weight ratio, which is more than the Classic 350 and Meteor 350.
Royal Enfield launched the new Hunter 350 in two variants – Retro and Metro. Priced at Rs 1.50 lakh, the Retro variant comes with spoke wheels, rear drum brake, previous-gen switchgear, more-basic part-digital instrument console, single-channel ABS, halogen tail lamp, tubular pillion grab rail and rectangular turn indicators. The Metro variant gets a few added elements like rounded indicators, LED tail lamp, split pillion grab rails, rear disc brake, dual-channel ABS, new-gen switchgear, more comprehensive part-digital instrument console and wider tyres. The Metro variant is priced at Rs 1.64 lakh for the single-tone and Rs 1.69 lakh for the dual-tone colour options.