Retro-modern Royal Enfield Hunter 350 leaks ahead of unveiling

The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 follows on from the popular Meteor 350 and Classic 350 as the latest spin-off from the Indian firm's J-platform

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The all-new Royal Enfield Hunter 350 has been leaked ahead of its much anticipated debut as the latest model to spin-off from the firm’s J-platform.

The third in a trilogy of models to be powered by the firm’s 350cc single-cylinder engine, the Hunter follows on from the cruiser-style Meteor and the nostalgic Classic in Royal Enfield’s swelling low capacity range.

While Royal Enfield hasn’t strayed too far from its signature mould of designing its motorcycles with a knowing glance at bygone days, the roadster Hunter 350 is styled as the more contemporary and sportier choice of the trio, according to leaked photos acquired by Indian publication Bike Wale.

Bearing some resemblance to the Triumph Street Twin from some angles with its low-slung seat, the Hunter 350 will be lighter than the Meteor and Classic, which should help it deliver more spirited performance from the same 349cc 20.2bhp @6,100rpm engine.

Expected to be formally revealed in its native India next month, the Royal Hunter 350 is more than likely to make its way over to the UK, where the company is currently enjoying a significant upturn in sales.

Having laid the foundations for success of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 - the ninth best-selling motorcycle in the UK last year - the Meteor 350 looks on course to exceed that on the 2022 sales charts. 

Together with strong opening sales for the Classic 350, Royal Enfield ended May as the fifth best-selling manufacturer in the UK - ahead of Kawasaki and KTM - having only made a handful of lowly top ten appearances in the two years prior.