After launching the all-new Hunter 350, Royal Enfield might launch the much-awaited update for the most iconic model in its glorious history, the Bullet 350. Various spy shots of the updated Royal Enfield Bullet 350 have already been seen in the past weeks, and now, we have got a few updates regarding the motorcycle.
Firstly, the design of the new Royal Enfield Bullet 350 has received some subtle tweaks, without compromising the traditional essence of the motorcycle. It continues to retain a rounded headlamp and fuel tank and triangular side panels with rounded edges. It also continues to get a slightly squared rear wheel arch, which is a major distinction between the Bullet 350 and Classic 350. Another major design element of the Bullet 350, the long and humped single-piece seat, is also retained, though with a new design and padding. At the back, the Bullet 350 now gets a rounded tail lamp and revised tubular grab rail, much like the new Classic 350.
The instrument console also seems to be shared with the new Classic 350, with which the Bullet 350 finally gets a fuel gauge, which is present on the LCD screen along with an odometer and trip meter. However, while the Bullet 350 might miss out on the Tripper navigation unit, it might retain the analogue battery level indicator from the current model. Other highlights which are visible in the spy visuals are a revised design for the handlebar, and a new blacked-out exhaust pipe.
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 engine
The new Royal Enfield Bullet 350 will ditch the current 346cc powertrain for the new single-cylinder, air-cooled, 349cc J-Series engine, which has already made its presence in the Meteor, Classic and Hunter. With a power output of 20.2 PS and a peak torque output of 27 Nm, this new engine feels much more refined and vibration-free compared to the current old-gen engine of the Bullet 350.
The new Royal Enfield Bullet 350 might retain the current suspension unit, comprising telescopic forks at the front and hydraulic coil springs at the rear. The brakes too are expected to be the same, with the Bullet 350 not getting a rear disc brake. With a front disc and rear drum brake setup, the Bullet 350 might continue to feature only a single-channel ABS. The tyres, however, are expected to grow in width but will be narrower than the tyres of Classic 350.
Royal Enfield is said to launch the new Bullet 350 in three different colour options – black, green and silver. As it has been always, there will be an exclusive colour option featuring the iconic golden-coloured hand-crafted pin-striping job on the fuel tank. The new Bullet 350 will be positioned between the Hunter 350 and Classic 350, with an estimated starting price of Rs 1.60 lakh.