Another neo-retro motorcycle enters the fray and this time, it arrives with no surprise. Royal Enfield has been one of the most rapidly growing motorcycle brands, and its popularity in the neo-retro segment has been globally recognized.
In the Philippines, Hardcore Brothers Custom Motorcycles Inc. is the exclusive distributor of the Indian brand, and it has recently unveiled the latest addition to the local market, the Royal Enfield Hunter 350.
The RE Hunter 350 is the brand’s entry-level model – a roadster that blends a classic look with modern features, and it comes at an affordable price.
The Hunter 350 features a 349cc air-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine. It is designed in the traditional Royal Enfield style, without any high-tech or performance features, except for electronic fuel injection. It provides power outputs of 25.6Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm and 20hp at 6,100 rpm. This is ideal for commuters, allowing for a snappy ride at low rpm that is perfect for navigating the city and overtaking slower-moving traffic.
However, one of the most significant differences between these models and the Hunter 350 is the wheels. The Hunter 350 is fitted with tubeless tires that are a more traditional 17-inch size. The bike is also lighter; the lighter weight and tubeless tires are expected to make the Hunter 350 more agile and easier to handle through city traffic, while still providing enough power for experienced and inexperienced riders alike.
The Hunter 350 comes in six elegantly decorated colorways that are targeted toward a younger demographic. With its light weight and easy handling, the Hunter 350 is expected to attract new riders looking for an entry-level bike that combines style and functionality.
The Hunter 350’s price point is also one of its most attractive features. It has an inexpensive price tag of P231,000, which makes it accessible to a wider range of customers.