- Retains the styling from the current model
- Will be powered by a new J-platform engine
- Could get a price hike over the predecessor
The next-generation Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is inching closer to launch. Its test mule has been spotted again in India and the bike seems ready for production. Here’s what you should expect from the updated bike.
Royal Enfield hasn’t strayed away from the current model’s design for the updated Bullet 350. It gets the same old-school halogen headlight with metal bodywork consisting of the teardrop-shaped fuel tank and large front/rear fenders. The single-piece seat has been retained but the thick rubber tank grips have been eliminated.
The next generation Bullet 350 will benefit from Royal Enfield’s new J-series engine that the Classic 350, Meteor 350, and the Hunter 350 use. As for the feature front, we expect Royal Enfield to equip the updated model with the same setup as the currentbike along with a digital inset for the fuel level readout.
Its hardware setup will remain unaltered to a great extent. So, the upcoming Royal Enfield thumper rides on telescopic front forks, dual rear springs with a front disc/rear drum, or a front and rear disc brake setup. It’s equipped with spoked wheels wrapped in road-biased rubber.
Currently, the Bullet 350 retails at Rs 1,77,612 (on-road Delhi) onwards. With the new motor and other fine tweaks, the new model could get a small price bump. We expect Royal Enfield to make an official announcement very soon.