- Spotted testing in production-ready guise
- Could be powered by a 200cc liquid-cooled motor
- Gets USD forks and monoshock setup
A few days ago, Bajaj-Triumph’s upcoming Hunter 350-rival was spotted testing in the UK. Now, new spy shots of the test mule have been leaked in its production-ready guise. And considering Royal Enfield just launched the Hunter 350 in India, we feel that these spy shots have been leaked on purpose.
It dons a proper retro attire with a dash of modern technology. The round headlight gets LED treatment, as do the turn indicators. The tank, side panels and the overall bodywork seems quite neat and the bike appears to be in its final stages of testing.
Even though the displacement figures aren’t revealed yet, we think the Royal Enfield Hunter 350-rival from Bajaj-Triumph could house a 200-250cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor. Yes, the test mule appears to be equipped with oil-cooler fins but that’s mostly for aesthetics. While the previous test mule had a double-barrel exhaust canister, the latest one has a single unit. Not to mention, it won’t be a surprise if the bike borrows the motor from the KTM 250s, thanks to the Bajaj-KTM ties.
It gets sophisticated underpinnings too. At the front, the Bajaj-Triumph bike features USD forks and at the rear is a monoshock. Meanwhile, braking duties are handled by a single disc at both ends with ABS. Cementing its road-biased usage are the alloys wrapped in Metzeler rubber.
The said segment is witnessing rapid growth with the launch of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350, TVS Ronin, Jawa 42 and now the upcoming Bajaj-Triumph retro motorcycle. We expect the bikemakers to unveil the production model at EICMA followed by an official launch in India and global markets by next January-February.