Royal Enfield is preparing to unveil its next generation Bullet 350 on September 1st, which will mark its introduction into the Indian market. This new iteration will serve as a replacement for the existing UCE Bullet model. Positioned between the Hunter 350 and Classic 350, the upcoming Bullet 350 is anticipated to be available in three different variants, according to leaked documents.
The 2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 will use Royal Enfield's J platform, which serves as the basis for the Classic Reborn, Meteor 350 and Hunter 350. The enhancements introduced by Royal Enfield with the J platform over its predecessor are substantial.
In terms of changes, the engine will undergo a revamp, using the same unit as the other 350cc motorcycles. However, Royal Enfield will fine-tune it to match the unique characteristics of the Bullet. This revamped engine will deliver a maximum power of 20 bhp and a maximum torque of 27 Nm. The gearbox in operation will still remain five-speed unit, and is significantly smoother than its predecessor.
The motorcycle's control setup will mirror the rotary-style switchgear of the Classic 350. However, the base variant might feature a simpler set of controls, similar to what is offered on the Hunter 350's base variant. Both a halogen headlamp and novel tail lamp will be incorporated.
Braking responsibilities encompass a front disc brakes, while the rear will have either disc brakes or drum brakes, contingent upon the selected variant. The front suspension will be based on telescopic forks, with twin gas shock absorbers in the rear. The updated instrument cluster will have an analog speedometer and an integrated digital display that provides service alerts, odometer data, an eco indicator, and a fuel gauge.
Currently, the price of the Bullet 350 ranges from INR 1.60 lakh to INR 1.69 lakh. Currently, the most economical option in Royal Enfield's portfolio is the Hunter 350. The next generation Bullet 350 is expected to commence at INR 1.70 lakh. These specific prices are exclusive of showroom costs.