The Hunter 350, which features a neo-retro style and adds a fresh flavour to the Royal Enfield lineup while maintaining the brand’s DNA, is visually appealing. The Hunter 350 comes in two variations, each with a unique design. Both variations come in various colours and liveries, bringing the total number of possible permutations to 23.
The bike has a dual-tone finish similar to the Scram 411 and the Continental GT 650. Additionally, it has a matte finish. The motorcycle appears to be finished in black, including the alloy wheels, except for the fuel tank, which is painted in two different tones. The Hunter 350 is entirely devoid of chrome, unlike most classic-styled Royal Enfield motorcycles.
While the Retro has rectangular turn indications and a halogen tail lamp, the Hunter Metro has an LED tail lamp and circular turn indicators. Only halogen headlamps are standard on both models, while LED turn indicators are an option.
The motorcycle features a single-piece seat, and the Metro has split grip rails at the back rather than the Hunter Retro’s traditional-looking tubular grab rail. All of the motorcycle’s exterior is black, but for the coloured panels.
Additionally, two themes and 26 different accessories are available for people who want to customise their motorcycles, including crash guards, passenger backrests, baggage, seats, and even bar-end mirrors.
There are many options thanks to the blend of six different colours found on the Dapper and Rebel trims and the single-tone colour selections with wire-spoked wheels found on the base Retro variant.
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 comes in eight colours:
- Rebel Blue
- Rebel Red
- Rebel Black
- Dapper Grey
- Dapper Ash
- Dapper White
- Factory Black
- Factory Silver
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 offers two variant
- Retro (Rebel and Dabble)
The Hunter 350 feels stable, quick, and light as soon as you start moving. The engine is the same 349 cc, J-platform unit found in both the Classic 350 and the Meteor 350, but Royal Enfield claims it now has a somewhat crisper throttle response thanks to remapping, new fueling, and ignition.
The single-cylinder, the two-valve engine, continues to produce the same power: 20.2 bhp at 6,100 rpm and a maximum torque of 27 Nm at 4,000 rpm. But it sounds vibrant and young due to the raspy note from the stubby exhaust.
It is calm between 70 and 80 kilometres per hour, but it can easily reach 110 to 115 kilometres per hour without experiencing any engine strain. Beyond 90 kph, there is a slight buzz in the seat and footpegs, but nothing disturbing or disappointing.
The Hunter weighs 181 kg at the kerb, 14kg less than the Classic 350. Additionally, it is the smallest and lightest model in the Royal Enfield lineup. The Tripper navigation pod is an additional one that is not required but is available in addition to the single-pod instrument console’s small digital screen with the essential readouts.
Additionally, there is a convenient USB charging station for use when travelling. It feels compact, light, and easy to ride thanks to the 790 mm seat height, smaller 17-inch wheels, sharper steering geometry, and lightweight (a full 14 kg lighter than the Classic 350).
The retro style improved build quality, a semi-digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and a tripper navigation system, dual-channel ABS, electronic fuel injection, alloy wheels, and tubeless tyres are a few of the Hunter 350’s standout features.
The electric start, step-up single-unit seat, USB charging, pillion footrest, pillion grabrail, and engine kill switch are the comfort features of the royal Enfield Hunter 350.
The Royal Enfield hunter 350’s front and rear tyres are both tubeless, 17-inch alloy wheels with the front tyre measuring 110/70 and the rear 140/70.
A 41mm telescopic fork with 130mm of travel at the front and 6-step preload-adjustable twin emulsion shock absorbers with 102mm of travel at the back handle suspension chores.
Dual Channel ABS is standard on the Hunter 350. As opposed to the rear brake, which has a 270 mm disc and a single floating piston, the front brake has a 300 mm disc with a twin-piston floating calliper.