Who hunts the Hunter? Motorcycle fanatics, apparently. We’ve been retaining our eyes on the upcoming Royal Enfield Hunter 350 for nicely over a yr as of July 7, 2022—and it looks like it’s virtually right here. Back in early 2021, a heavily-disguised check mule model was first noticed roaming Indian roads in Tamil Nadu.
Fast-forward to June, 2022, and Enfield remains to be barely making an attempt to shroud the bike in a teeny-tiny little bit of thriller, however not a lot. An eagle-eyed bikespotter tipped off bike and automotive publication GaadiWaadi, and we’ve received a glimpse at what seems to be a production-ready Hunter 350 out on the road.
You know what? It seems fairly a bit just like the leaked design paperwork that BikeWale received its palms on in June, 2022. Those retro-modern bare seems are all current and accounted for in these images, together with the addition of some touring equipment which have been fitted to the check bike as nicely.
The teardrop tank, upright seating place, spherical mirrors, single ByBre disc brakes with ABS, low-mounted exhaust pipe, spherical headlight, spherical taillight and rear flip alerts, and 17-inch alloy wheels are all plainly seen. Design paperwork leaked in earlier months confirmed all of these items intimately, they usually look just about precisely as depicted earlier.
This specific unit additionally sports activities a small, smoked flyscreen mounted above the headlight up entrance, a single laborious pannier on the suitable, and a small pillion backrest simply above the taillight cluster. It’s unclear what sorts of trim ranges Enfield may be intending to supply with the Hunter, however a minimum of one will in all probability get the Tripper Navigation choice along with the common speedo pod that must be mounted neatly up entrance.
There’s nonetheless a small quantity of disguise employed right here, with a little bit of wrapping on the tank and pannier, and a few form of sticker that appears like etched correction tape over the Royal Enfield identify badge on the engine case’s righthand facet. (To be sincere, that sticker in all probability attracts extra consideration to the badge than if Enfield had simply left it out undisguised.)
We nonetheless don’t have an actual launch date for the Hunter 350, however it’s extensively anticipated in late July/early August, 2022. Once official particulars are introduced, we’ll make sure you maintain you knowledgeable.