- Gets an asymmetrically-mounted instrument cluster
- Test mule did not feature Tripper navigation system
- Launch details yet to be announced
The latest spy images of the Royal Enfield Hunter reveal the instrument cluster of the motorcycle. The upcoming product from the Chennai-based two-wheeler brand uses an asymmetrically mounted, semi-digital instrument cluster that features an analogue speedometer. The keyhole is located on the right side of the instrument cluster. Surprisingly, the test mule did not feature the company’s Tripper navigation system.
This new model from Royal Enfield will rival the likes of the Honda CB350 and the Jawa 42 in the Indian market. The motorcycle will borrow its mirrors, alloy wheels, and front forks from the Meteor 350. Similar to the rest of Royal Enfield motorcycles, the upcoming Hunter will also use a round headlight at the front. Other features include a single-piece saddle and a single-sided exhaust setup. The hardware comprises telescopic forks at the front, twin-sided springs at the back, and disc brakes on both wheels.
Details about the mechanical specifications are unavailable yet, although the new model will most likely borrow the engine from the Meteor 350. The 349cc, single-cylinder engine on the Meteor 350 makes 20.2bhp and 27Nm of peak torque. We may see similar numbers on the Hunter too.
The launch details are not available yet. Royal Enfield is likely to launch the motorcycle in India by late 2021 or early 2022. We can expect the new product to arrive in Rs 1.60-1.80 lakh price range.