INFO MOTO goes international as we ride the new Royal Enfield Hunter 350 through the wild streets of Bangkok, Thailand. See all the action in the full video below…
What we like:
- Surprising agility
- Classic Brit styling
- Perfect for new riders
Room for improvement:
- Speedo malfunctioned on test
- Cheap tyres as standard
- Cast wheels replace wire-spoked
2022 Royal Enfield Hunter 350 specs
Royal Enfield will release its new Hunter 350 to Australian showrooms in November/December, as it joins the Meteor 350 and Classic 350 in its ‘J-Series’ line-up.
The J-Series platform debuted on the Meteor 350 and subsequent Classic 350 bringing a new chassis and 15kW/27Nm 349cc single-cylinder engine, among other updates.
While Australian pricing has yet to be locked in, INFO MOTO understands that the Hunter 350 will represent the entry-point into the Royal Enfield brand, likely placing it below $7900 rideaway. For reference, the Classic 350 is available from $7990, while the Meteor 350 is slightly more expensive at $8190.
Distinguishing the Hunter 350 is a revised chassis and 17-inch cast wheels which enable the bike to handle much more confidently than its stablemates. Weight savings to 181 kilograms (wet) also aid the bike’s agility.
The Hunter 350 beats Triumph to the segment, with the English marque expected to launch a similar offering next year. Read more about that here.
Australia will see six colour schemes – Grey, White, Ash, Black, Blue and Red – without the fitment of Tripper navigation units likely due to the global computer chip shortage.
A significant genuine accessories catalogue sees optional extras like a tail tidy, various seats, mirrors and much more.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOUTS.