Royal Enfield Hunter Spotted On Test
At least 2 350cc motorcycles are being readied by the manufacturer at present.
One unit of the Royal Enfield Hunter was spotted on test recently in Tamil Nadu and it looks like the motorcycle is ready to hit showrooms anytime soon.
While all the attention has been towards the automaker’s recent product, the Meteor 350 and the upcoming 650cc models, Enfield has continued to silently work on its new lower capacity models as well.
Spied by MotorBeamer Vishal Kishore on Chennai-Salem highway, the bike would arguably be the one which looks nothing like Royal Enfields we know when it goes on sale, even amongst the firm’s newest counterparts.
The motorcycle has a Triumph Street Twin vibe to it, what with the circular headlight, teardrop tank, long seat, stubby rear-end and even the way the exhaust pipe looks and is placed looking like the premium British bike manufacturer’s product.
Sporting alloy wheels, the Hunter has a single disc front and rear and has telescopic suspension upfront, while twin shocks do duty at the rear. The tail light is a circular unit flanked by indicators.
While it is fairly evident that the Royal Enfield Hunter spotted on test has the Meteor 350’s engine, it looks like the bike will also share the former’s twin pod instrument cluster including the one for the Tripper Navigation.
Recently, Royal Enfield was caught testing a smaller Interceptor. While some thought of it as the premium version of the Hunter, we would bet against it, for both bikes look very different.
Also, the motorcycle manufacturer is working on a replacement for the Classic 350 that will also share a lot of components with the Meteor 350 and the Hunter so as to keep development costs down.