Royal Enfield sent us an invitation to an event in August, which we believe will be the launch of the Hunter 350.
The production-ready version of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 was recently leaked online, and its official launch is now expected to take place in early August. Royal Enfield has invited us to an event in the first week of August, which we believe will be for the Hunter 350 launch and ride.
This highly anticipated motorcycle has been testing on our roads for some time, and it will be the third bike to be built on RE’s new J-platform, which debuted with the Meteor 350 in 2020. The Hunter cuts a slightly more modern figure than the Meteor cruiser and the old-school Classic 350, falling under the neo-retro roadster umbrella. While it has styling cues that appear to be inspired by Triumph Street Twins, it will be powered by the same 349cc single-cylinder engine as its sibling, so the Honda CB350RS will be its main competitor.
When it arrives, the Hunter is expected to be the most affordable J-platform model on the market, with a price tag of around Rs 1.5 lakh. It’ll be interesting to see if the Bullet 350, which is still based on RE’s older 346cc UCE platform, can compete. If it does, the Hunter will be the cheapest RE on the market in India.