Royal Enfield recently launched the all-new Hunter 350 in India with a starting price of Rs 1.50 lakh, ex-showroom making it the most affordable motorcycle from the company. We even had a chance to sample the Hunter 350 for a short while to tell you everything about how it rides and if you should buy it. But in this article, let’s ogle at the pictures from our first ride review.
The Hunter 350 adopts a neo-retro design language, a styling that seems to be picking up in every segment. So, it takes inspiration from Royal Enfield’s own Fury which was sold in the ’60s and comes with minimal bodywork.
It gets a tear-drop fuel tank with characteristic knee recesses, circular headlamp, turn signals, mirrors and tail lamp. All of the lighting is conventional to keep costs in check.
The Hunter 350 is based on the same J-platform as the Classic and Meteor 350 and thus sports the same 349cc, single-cylinder motor. Now, the chassis is changed to make it more accessible and a revised exhaust setup for a racier note.
Output figures remain the same but thanks to its lower kerb weight, the Hunter 350 feels quicker off the line. The smaller, 17-inch wheel also feels more nimble compared to its siblings.
As for features, Royal Enfield is offering the Hunter 350 with dual-channel ABS and rear disc brake as standard on the Metro variant. Meanwhile, the Retro comes with a rear drum brake.
Moreover, the Retro variant of the Hunter rides on spoke wheels and comparatively skinnier tyres. It also gets different switchgear and a basic instrument cluster to keep costs in check. That said, the Hunter 350 Retro is offered in two colours while the Metro gets five colours.