Royal Enfield Hunter 350 vs Honda CB350RS Comparison

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Recently royal enfield has launched Hunter 350. It is the lightest and one of the cheapest bikes by the royal enfield company. On the other hand, Honda has also launched there first cafe racer style type bike the Honda CB350RS.

As both bikes fall into the same segment let’s compare both them in terms of performance, styling, price, and features

Engine Specification And Performance

Engine Specification And Performance

Hunter 350 gets the same 349cc single-cylinder engine that is the power behind those classics as well as Meteor 350s. It produces 20hp and 27Nm which is sufficient for an engine of this size and it comes with a 5-speed transmission.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350Honda CB350RS
Engine 349cc,Single cylinder, 4 stroke, Air-cooled,SOHC Engine348.36 cc, Air Cooled, 4 Valve engine
Max Power20.4 PS @ 6100 rpm20.78 bhp @ 5,500
Max Torque27 Nm @ 4000 rpm30 Nm @ 3,000 rpm

Dimensions

Dimensions

The brand new Hunter 350 can seat you as any other J-platform model because the pegs are a little rear-set and there’s a slight incline towards the handlebar. However, overall, it can be described as having a comfy riding position, with a touch of sportiness.  The weight of the bike is 181Kg which makes it the lightest bike from royal enfield. It is 2 Kg heavier than the Honda CB350RS

In terms of dimensions, the Honda CB350RS measures 2,171mm in total length, 804mm overall width and 1,097mm in height overall. The kerb weight of this bike is 179kg and the capacity of its fuel tank is 15-litres. Furthermore, the ground clearance for the bicycle is just 168 mm

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Royal Enfield Hunter 350Honda CB350RS
Dimensions (LxWxH)2055 mm x 800 mm x 1055 mm2171mm x 804mm x 1097mm
Weight181Kg179Kg
Ground Clearance150mm168mm
Seat Height790mm800mm
Fuel Tank13L15L

Handling And Brakes

Handling And Brakes

On Hunter 350 the suspension functions are carried out by a 41mm Telescopic fork at the front, and preload-adjustable twin shocks in the rear. The configuration is a bit weird as the rear shockers are on the stiffer side which will make it a little unpleasurable on the damaged roads. Hunter 350 comes with dual disc setup 300mm in front and 270mm.

The Honda CB350RS is built around the frame of a half-duplex cradle that rides on telescopic front forks at the front and twin hydraulic suspension in the rear. To stop, it has a 310mm disc in the front and an 240mm disc in the rear.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350Honda CB350RS
Front Suspensions41mm telescopic forktelescopic forks
Rear SuspensionsPreload-adjustable twin shocksTwin-Hydraulic
TyresCeat Zoom XLMRF Zapper
Front Tyre110/70 -17100/90 - 19
Rear Tyre140/70 - 17150/70 - 17
Front Brake300mm Disc310mm
Rear Brake270mm Disc240mm
Brake SystemDual Channel ABSDual Channel ABS

Price Comparison

The royal Enfield hunter 350 is priced at INR 1.63-1.69 Lacs ex-showroom whereas the Honda CB350RS is priced at INR 2.3 Lacs ex-showroom. In terms of pricing hunter 350 surely wins the game.

 

 

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