Royal Enfield Hunter 350 production seems to have been already begun, both the base and regular variants have been spotted
The production-spec models of the upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter 350 have been spotted in full ahead of the roadster’s launch on 4th August. Interestingly, both the base model and the regular model have been spotted side-by-side.
The regular variant sports a dual-tone metallic shade similar to the recently-launched Scram 411 while the base variant gets a single-tone metallic finish.
The regular variant gets U-shaped alloy wheels with Ceat Zoom XL rear tyre and the base variant features spoke wheels with Ceat Zoom X3 rear tyre.
Another major difference between the 2 is in the seat. The regular model gets a ribbed pattern on the seat which is missing on the base variant. The indicator on the base variant is a tiny rectangular unit while its large and round shaped on the regular variant.
The regular variant gets a split grab rail but the base variant makes to do with a conventional grab bar that’s similar to that of the Scram 411 and Classic 350. While both the variants get disc brakes upfront, only the regular variant sports rear disc which is unusually large.
Other than these changes, both the variants almost look the same. The tank gets recess on both the sides for better knee support. The mudguards, side cowls, chassis, swing arm, and wheels are finished in gloss black. The engine and exhaust get a matte black finish.
The left side offset instrument cluster is mounted on the triple T unlike the TVS Ronin and it must be seen how easily readable it is. The upcoming Hunter 350 is set to become the cheapest Royal Enfield as per reports.
It is expected to offer loads on fun thanks to the torquey 350 cc engine on a small package. The front fork rake seems to be minimal aiding in sure-footed handling. The only downer is the mediocre set of tyres. Royal Enfield could have opted the Apollo Alpha S1 units.
When launched, the Hunter 350 will compete with the likes of the TVS Ronin, Honda CB350RS, Jawa 42, and, to a certain extent, even the Bajaj Avenger Street 160.