Royal Enfield is planning to introduce the all-new Hunter 350 at the upcoming NADA Auto Show 2023 in Nepal. The new Hunter 350, based on the company’s J-platform like the Classic 350 and the Meteor 350, will be available in two variants: the Retro and the Metro. The company has not revealed any news regarding its pricing yet, but it is expected to be the company’s most affordable offering.
Design and features
The Hunter 350 is also based on the same J-platform as the Classic 350 models; however, it is lighter and shorter, comparatively. The bike gets a wheelbase of 1370 mm, which is 20 mm less than the Classic 350 models, and it weighs 178–181 kg depending upon the variant, which is 10–13 kg less than the Classic 350. Moreover, the bike measures 2055 mm in length, 800 mm in width, and 1055 mm in height. In terms of design, the bike comes with a round-shaped headlamp, circular mirrors, a single-piece seat, split-grab rails, and a round-shaped tail lamp.
The bike comes equipped with a semi-digital instrument console and an optional tripper navigation system. The console’s analog part displays the bike’s speed, and the digital part shows information like distance travelled, time, fuel indicator, and gear position indicator. Other notable features are its LED units, 17-inch cast alloy wheels, and either a single-channel or a dual-channel ABS, depending on variants.
The Hunter 350 gets the same engine as the Classic 350 models. The bike will be powered by a 349-cc, single-cylinder, air-oil-cooled, two-valve J-series engine that is capable of generating a peak power of 20.2 hp at 6100 rpm and a peak torque of 27 Nm at 4000 rpm. For transmission, the engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. Furthermore, the company claims that the bike can speed up to 114 kmph and will provide a mileage of 36.2 kmpl.
|Engine||Single-cylinder, air-oil-cooled, 2-valve|
|Peak power||20.2 hp at 6100 pm|
|Peak torque||27 Nm at 4000 rpm|
|Top speed||114 kmph|
|Fuel tank capacity||13 L|
|Seat height||800 mm|
|Ground clearance||120 mm|
The bike’s suspension duties are handled by a 41-mm telescopic fork at the front and a 130-mm twin-tube emulsion shock absorber with 6-step adjustable preload. For braking, the base variant, the Retro, gets a 300 mm front disc brake and a 156 mm rear drum brake, which are coupled with single-channel ABS. And for the top variant, the Metro, it gets disc brakes on both ends, which are complemented by a dual-channel ABS.
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 price in Nepal
Alpha Automotive, the authorised distributor of Royal Enfield motorcycles in Nepal, has planned to unveil the new Hunter 350 at the upcoming NADA Auto Show 2023. The new Hunter will be offered in two variants—the Retro and the Mero—which will compete with the likes of the H’ness CB350 and the Jawa Forty-Two. The company hasn’t revealed any information regarding its pricing yet, but it might be the most affordable Royal Enfield bike. In India, the company has offered the bike at a base price of INR 1.49 lakh, so fans can expect it to come at a starting price of Rs 4.50 lakh.
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