Hey, inmates! The superior fellas at Motorbike.com obtained their palms on the new Royal Enfield Hunter 350… and we didn’t. And we’re jealous.
When this bike released in India in 2022, we instructed you it was “A straight-up retro bike primarily based on the very same engine as the Meteor 350.”
That signifies we will get a lengthy-stroke air-cooled, fuel-injected SOHC thumper, producing 20 horsepower at the crank, at 6,100 rpm, with a 5-velocity gearbox. Not plenty of to thrill the jaded North American buyer, but this would be a significant bike for the Indian market. Royal Enfield also makes use of this motor in the new Classic 350. Abs will be conventional in some marketplaces, but possibly optional in the US and Canada. Similar for the Tripper GPS insert-on gauge, and LED change signals are also optional. Somewhat confusingly, an LED taillight is standard, but Royal Enfield went with an incandescent bulb for the switch indicators and headlight. A person you should demonstrate this for us?
While some stores in India are calling this an “urban scrambler,” it rolls on 17-inch wheels front and rear, instead of a 19-17 arrangement.
When that might not seem ADV-pleasant at very first, I assure you that touring providers will be flogging these by all kinds of Asian locations shortly, if they are not now. Royal Enfield has a a lot bigger chunk of the experience using market than quite a few North People might understand, while the Himalayan is obviously the 1st and best selection for that form of function.
Simply because we count on you’re curious about the machine like we are, there’s a temporary summary of what Evans Brasfield experienced to say about the bike in the captions down below. You can read Evans’ total assessment in this article—Ed.