The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 has been adjudged as the Indian Motorcycle of the Year 2023. Meanwhile, the TVS Ronin and Suzuki V-Strom SX have secured the first and second runner-up spots, respectively. The winners were selected from a range of 10 new motorcycles that were launched in 2022. The winners were selected by a group of journalists from a handful of publications.
RE Hunter 350 Specs
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is based on the J-platform that even underpins other Royal Enfield bikes like the Classic and Meteor. In fact, even its powertrain comes from the Meteor. This means that it has a 349-cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 20.2 hp and 27 Nm of peak power and torque just like the Meteor. Apart from that, it comes with the option of disc brakes on both wheels on the Metro variant or a disc-drum combination in the lower Retro variant. In its top trim, it gets alloy wheels, dual-channel ABS, LED Taillamps, round indicator, Meteor-styled handlebar and instrument cluster and a 13-litre fuel tank. The total weight of the top-spec Metro variant is 181 kg, while the Retro version weighs 177 kg.
The motorcycle is available in following colours: Factory Black, Factory Silver, Dapper White, Dapper Ash, Dapper Grey, Rebel Blue, Rebel Red and Rebel Black.
RE Hunter 350 Prices
RE Hunter 350 is an affordable alternative to the Meteor, which means that there are some features that are not available on this bike. Also, to keep the costs under check, the usage of plastic materials on the motorcycle is quite prominent. There is no main stand on the base version either. The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is its manufacturer’s most affordable motorcycle. Its prices start at Rs. 1,49,900 and go up to Rs. 1,71,900. The motorcycle is available in 3 variants, including Retro, Metro and Metro Rebel.