BUSTED: Hunter 350 Leaked Days Before Launch

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 clear pics have emerged from some dealership suggesting that the launch of the bike is just round the corner…

So, allegedly there is still little over 2 weeks for the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 to make its long-awaited debut in the Indian market, yet, some images have revealed that multiple units of the upcoming roadster have started reaching dealerships already. 

The new Hunter 350 will be Royal Enfield’s most affordable motorcycle offering, slated to be slotted below the Classic 350.  And the images that have leaked online reveal some interesting details regarding the upcoming roadster. 

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Units Starts Reaching Dealerships Before Launch

In the leaked image, two Hunter 350 units are parked among other Royal Enfield motorcycles. One of the units is covered in plastic wrapping to protect the finish of the fuel tank, while the unit parked farther away in the picture doesn’t have the said wrapping. 

The unit missing the protective wrapping reveals a Silver finished fuel tank with Royal Enfield’s name painted in Red colour. There is an indent cast into the fuel tank where the knees of the rider will rest, clearly hinting that tank grips can be applied within this indentation to provide the rider with a better grasp of the tank. 

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Moving along the bike, we can pick out some more details about the new bike. The side panels will have a glossy Black finish and will be carrying the Hunter name surrounded by a Blue circle. The exhaust will be single-sided, slightly upswept and will be of shorter length, ending just before the rear shocks. 

Single-unit seat, flat handlebars, halogen lighting & indicator setup, split pillion grab-rails etc. are some more details we can pick out of these images. 

Other than the visual details, we also know a lot about the upcoming Hunter 350 dimension-wise – 

  • Overall Length – 2055 mm – Smaller than both the Classic 350 & Meteor 350.
  • Overall Width – 800 mm In-between the dimension of the Classic 350 & Meteor 350.
  • Overall Height – 1055 mm – Less than Classic 350 & Meteor 350.
  • Wheelbase – 1370 mm – Smaller than both Classic 350 & Meteor 350. 
  • Engine displacement – 349 cc – Same as the Classic 350 & Meteor 350, as the new J-series engine will be utilised. 
  • Power – 14.87 kW (19.9 HP) @ 6,100 RPM – Same as the Classic & Meteor. 
  • Gross Weight – 360 kg.

You can read more regarding the Hunter 350 spec leak and comparison to its siblings here.

Powering the Hunter 350 will be the staple 349 cc engine shared by Meteor 350 & Classic Reborn, which produces 20.2 HP at 6,100 RPM and 27 Nm of torque at 4,000 RPM, connected to a 5-speed constant mesh transmission. It is highly unlikely that Hunter 350 will receive any performance tweaks. 

The upcoming Hunter 350 is strongly rumoured to make its debut around August 8. It could be priced between Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 1.7 lakh (ex-sh). In terms of pricing, it will take on the likes of TVS Ronin, Bajaj Dominar 250 and Yamaha FZ25.