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Royal Enfield is ramping up its presence in the Indian market with new launches in recent months. First, Meteor 350 arrived in November last year and new Himalayan arrived last week. Now, Royal Enfield Hunter has been spied ahead of launch later this year. From the spied images, it doesn’t look to be a production-spec model. The new spied images courtesy of our friends at Rushlane does give us an insight into the upcoming Hunter. The major talking point is the absence of a Tripper navigation system in the bike. The upcoming roadster cruiser would be called Hunter as the Chennai based manufacturer has patented the name. In all probability, the upcoming bike could be called Royal Enfield Hunter, unless the two-wheeler giant has a last moment surprise in store for us.
It will be sold alongside the upcoming new-gen Royal Enfield Classic 350. The company intends to target the younger demographics with the Hunter. Going by the spied images, the buyers can look forward to round headlamps housing LED DRLs, sleeker fuel tank, single-piece seat and LED taillight. Going by the prototype spotted, It would ride on a new set of alloy wheels. Plus, expect a totally blacked engine and exhaust pipe in the new retro cruiser. The prototype was spotted with chrome finished headlamp cowl but the production-ready would come with a black unit most probably.
Talking about the features, the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 would come with a new Digi-analogue instrument console with a rectangular Multi-Information Display. As of now, the spotted bike was missing the Tripper Navigation system which debuted with the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. The feature is found in the newly-launched 2021 Himalayan bike too. At the time of the launch, there is a chance of the feature coming in the Hunter motorcycle.
The Royal Enfield Hunter would be powered by a 349 cc air-cooled engine borrowed from Meteor 350. The bike would belt out power figures of 20.2 bhp and 27Nm of peak torque. The engine would come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Suspension duties would be taken care of by telescope forks at the front and twin-shock absorbers at the rear. Front and rear disc brakes would take care of braking duties. Dual-channel ABS would come as standard safety feature.
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