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Royal Enfield Hunter 350 cool roadster

August 11, 2022

Things are moving fast at Royal Enfield with the expansion of the range. Earlier in 2022 the new Scram appeared and now the Indian producer presents a light roadster: the Hunter 350. With a classic tinted look and a choice of numerous colorways, it is very much a show bike.

Premiere at Intermot

The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 will have its public world premiere this fall at Intermot in Cologne, when the price will also be announced. The Hunter 350 is expected to be affordable, as is true of all Royal Enfield models.

Hunter suitable for A2 licence

With a power output of 20.2 hp from the single-cylinder 349 cc engine, you can also ride it with an A2 license. Fuel consumption is bound to be low, which is good news for those looking for a frugal two-wheeler without too much fuss.

‘Good for a big smile’

Simplism is clearly the message with this roadster. Royal Enfield speaks of a nimble motorcycle with an engine that delivers precisely its pulling power (27 Nm) at lower revs: ‘Good for a big smile’. This makes it convenient in the city. On winding back roads, it will also be quite enjoyable. Its low seat height of 790 mm also makes it suitable for smaller riders.

Partially digital instrumentation

The design may be retro, but the Hunter 350 is up to date with technology. Just look at the 17-inch alloy wheels and the LED taillight. The cockpit contains a partly analog and partly digital instrument cluster with gear indicator, fuel gauge, clock and maintenance warning. It also has a USB port and the instrumentation is compatible with Royal Enfield’s Tripper TBT navigation.

For whom.

The ceo of Royal Enfield, B Govindarajan: “To create the Hunter 350, we spent years gathering insights and consumer studies from around the world. It is a motorcycle that is instantly at home in major metropolises and exciting for the experienced rider, but also easy and accessible for a beginner. Its short wheelbase, compact geometry and light weight make it extremely agile and easy to maneuver in city traffic. We are confident that this new, reimagined roadster will bring a whole host of new consumers into our world of pure motorcycling.”