Royal Enfield has started delivering a new batch of its Hunter 350 motorcycles compliant with onboard diagnostic II (OBD2) regulations and these motorcycles can run on E20 fuel. It should be noted that E20 refers to Ethanol20, meaning fuel which has 20 per cent ethanol blended into it.
The latest Royal Enfield Hunters will get an ‘upto E20 petrol’ sticker on their fuel tank. The E20 sticker is removable. The motorcycles now sold will also comply with the latest BS6 stage 2 norms.
The BS 6.2 emission norms came into effect on April 1, 2023, and manufacturers are on a spree to update their motorcycle range. The government allowed sales of the old bikes until inventory lasts. Following that, the manufacturers would mandatorily have to make the bikes BS 6.2 or OBD-2 (equipped with the second-generation Onboard Diagnostics Device) compliant.