Royal Enfield is set to launch the next generation model of its legendary model, the Royal Enfield Bullet 350 on 30th August and 1st September 2023. The new Bullet 350 is the only 350 cc Royal Enfield model left to be updated with the new 350cc J-series engine which made its debut with the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, also does duties on the Classic 350 and the new Hunter 350.
Now, Royal Enfield has sent out an official invitation to the launch of the new model, which will take place on August 30, 2023. In addition to the new engine, chassis and suspension, the new Bullet 350 is expected to come with wider tyres, better brakes and with optional dual-channel ABS. The new Bullet 350 is also likely to get some cosmetic updates, including an updated instrument console, new headlights and taillights, as well as new turn indicators.
The main mechanical difference will be the new 350cc J-series engine, which debuted with the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in November 2020 and later extended to the new generation Classic 350 as well as the new Hunter 350. The single-cylinder SOHC engine delivers 20.2 bhp at 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
Even with the changes, the new Bullet 350 is likely to retain its design and character, carrying forward the hand-painted pinstripes on the bodywork, called the ‘Madras Stripes’, but it will justify all other mechanical and cosmetic updates to justify the all-new model. The new Bullet will likely be a bit more expensive than the previous model, but it will still be one of Royal Enfield's more affordable motorcycles, with an expected price tag of around Rs. 1.75 lakh (ex-showroom).