Royal Enfield has launched the Hunter 350 in India, a 350cc motorcycle that arrives with a retro design but modern mechanical set, to be a great option for daily use in the city.
The Hunter 350 was made, according to the company, with ergonomics in mind, with a revised lean angle (comparing to the Meteor 350) and a low center of gravity, in addition to a shorter wheelbase. This makes it a very agile and comfortable bike for urban use, as well as standing out with its so-called ‘retro-metro’ aesthetic, whatever that means.
Equipped with 17″ aluminum alloy wheels and wide street tires (140/70-17 at the rear), the Hunter 350 also features disc brakes on both axles (300mm at the front and 270mm at the rear), dual-channel ABS, retro analog switch hub and seat height of just 791mm.
Mechanics and technology
As it is based on the Meteor 350, the Hunter 350 arrives with the same engine that has a lot of torque at low rpm. It is a 349 cm³ single cylinder with air and oil cooling, with electronic fuel injection and SOHC (Simple Overhead Control) control system, capable of generating up to 20.2 HP maximum power at 6100 rpm and 27 Nm / 2.8 kgfm of torque at 4000 rpm.
According to the company, the new engine has low vibration, smooth gear shifting and air cooling, which allowed for simple construction, with fewer components, ensuring greater durability and significant reduction in maintenance.
In addition, it has a 5-speed gearbox and counterbalance shaft, which allows for a smoother and more comfortable ride, as it ensures engine balance by minimizing vibrations in all speed ranges.
Finally, the new Hunter 350 has a main panel with analog speedometer and LCD screen in the center for displaying all the other informations. In addition, there is a second digital panel for the so-called ‘Tripper Navigation’.
The ‘Tripper Navigation Display Unit’, is a digital panel separate from the main one, where turn-by-turn GPS navigation information is displayed, that is, an integration between Google Maps and the Royal Enfield App, which connects to the Smartphone via Bluetooth.
Colors and price
The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is on sale in India, with prices starting at INR 149,900 Ex-showroom Chennai (approximately US$ 1,884) for the ‘retro’ version, with spoked wheels, drum brake at the rear, single tone colors and tubular pillion support, and from INR 163,900 (US$ 2,060) the ‘metro’ version, with aluminum wheels, two-tone colors and aluminum pillion support.
The colors available for the ‘metro’ version are: Dapper White, Dapper Ash, Dapper Grey, Rebel Black, Rebel Blue and Rebel Red. The ‘retro’ option comes in Factory Black and Factory Silver colors.
Anyway, for more information, access https://www.royalenfield.com/in/en/.
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