Tipping the scales at 181kg, the Hunter 350 is 14kg lighter than the Classic 350.
The spec sheet of the Hunter 350 has finally been revealed after being teased for a long time, and the differences between its platform siblings are many. For starters, the bike tips the scales at 181kg, which is 10kg and 14kg lighter than the Meteor 350 and Classic 350, respectively, despite having a similarly sized fuel tank – 13 litres.
New bodywork and bespoke components
Sharper geometry compared to its siblings
Metro variant gets dual-channel ABS as standard
The entire bike shares minimal components with its other platform siblings, except for the engine, which is untouched. The aforementioned weight savings have been possible through all-new wheels, a stubbier exhaust, new headlamp and tail-lamp as well as minimalistic bodywork. The handlebar, fenders, suspension componentry, airbox, steering yoke and the exhaust are all bespoke to the Hunter 350, with the wheels spindles being the only thing shared with its stable mates.
Fuelling and ignition timing have been tuned to suit its peppier character, says Royal Enfield, along with a revised geometry that is much sharper than its laidback siblings. It also has a shorter wheelbase, at 1,370mm, than the Classic (1,390mm) and Meteor (1,400mm).
The Hunter 350 gets 17-inch cast alloy rims at both ends shod with tubeless tyres, the sizes of which are 110/70-17 (front) and 140/70-17 (rear). Suspension duties are taken care of by a 41mm telescopic fork at the front with 130mm of travel while 6-step preload adjustable twin emulsion shock absorbers with 102mm of travel, takes care of things at the rear.
Braking duties are handled by a twin-pot caliper biting down on a 300mm disc at the front with a single-piston unit clamping down upon a 240mm disc at the rear. The Metro variant of the Hunter 350 gets dual-channel ABS as standard.
We will be riding the Hunter 350 shortly and our review will follow soon, so stay tuned to know how the Hunter 350 fares in the real world.