- New Royal Enfield spied testing
- Likely to be the Hunter
- Gets Scrambler-like styling
An upcoming Royal Enfield motorcycle was recently spotted undergoing testing. It is likely to be called the Hunter, a name that the company had filed a patent for in December 2019.
Looking at the overall design of the test mule, the name Hunter suits the bike because of its scrambler-like styling. It boasts of a tall and compact stance with a high-set and short rear fender. Look closely and it also seems to have block-pattern tyres that are in line with its rugged styling. Lending it a modern appeal is the blacked-out treatment on its engine, chassis and alloy wheels. And the short and stubby exhaust canister blends nicely with its design. It gets a round headlamp, tail lamp and turn indicators.
On the feature front, while it might come equipped with a conventional lighting setup, it will perhaps feature an off-set semi-digital console, as was suggested by its previous spy shots. The pictures had revealed a round speedometer with a small LCD sitting underneath. As for the engine, it will mostly be the same 20.2bhp, 349cc single that we have seen on the new Meteor 350.
We can expect the Royal Enfield Hunter, if that’s what it’s called, to be launched by late 2021 or early 2022. It could be priced around 1.80 lakh and will compete against the likes of the Jawa Forty-Two Version 2.1 and the Honda CB350RS.