The launch of the next-gen Bullet 350 will mark the death of the 346cc UCE that rescued RE from the depths of its troubles.Published On Jul 30, 2023 07:00:00 AMAfter over a year of spy shots on public roads, Royal Enfield has finally offered us a launch date for the new Bullet 350. Its oldest and most renowned design will enter its next generation on August 30, and heres what you can expect.New RE Bullet 350: engineThe most significant change to the brand-new Bullet will be right at its heart, in the form of the brand-new 349cc J-platform engine. This motor is already released in the existing Classic 350, Hunter 350 and Meteor 350, and is most likely to be carried over as is– producing 20.2 hp, 27Nm and paired to a 5-speed gearbox.Aside from specifications and output figures, this new motor will likewise bring a big enhancement to total improvement, and the debilitating high-RPM vibrations that currently afflict the Bullet are most likely to be a thing of the past soon. Another spin-off will be the elimination of the kickstarter. The Bullet is currently used in a more economical kick-start-only variation, as well as more expensive versions equipped with an electric starter. The former will no longer be provided after the update.With the Bullet receiving the new engine, it will mark the death of the 346cc UCE engine that rescued Royal Enfield from the depths of its troubles, back in 2010. New RE Bullet 350: chassisJust as it was with the previous generation, the upgraded Bullet will share practically all its underpinnings with the current Classic 350. Expect a double downtube frame, along with a traditional telescopic fork and twin shock absorbers. Wheel and tyre sizes need to likewise be the same as the Classics– 100/90 -19 at the front and 120/80 -18 at the rear.Our experience with the present Classic 350 has revealed us its well balanced and comfortable flight, which you can get out of the brand-new Bullet, too. It will also almost certainly be a neater handle than the bike it replaces, however do not anticipate a sharp-handling motorcycle.As far as distinctions against the Classic, these will be restricted to areas like the tail-lamp, headlight and seat. Where the Classic features divided seats, the Bullet will get a single-piece seat, like it presently does. The hood over the Classics headlight will not make its way over to the Bullet, and the style of the tail-lamp will likely be various as well.So far, the Bullet has actually only been provided with a rear drum brake on all variations. However, the Classic and the more affordable Hunter 350 get rear disc brakes on their greater versions, and so possibly this could come to the Bullet as well. If it does, it would imply that the Bullet gets dual-channel ABS for the first time.New RE Bullet 350: features and priceIt will be interesting to observe the rates and placement of the upgraded Bullet. Prior to the Hunter was launched in 2015, the Bullet was the entry-point to the Royal Enfield line-up, offering the most economical cost and the a lot of standard feature-set. With the Hunter (beginning at Rs 1.5 lakh) now inhabiting the entry-level area, it is much more economical than today Bullet. The Classic, on the other hand, starts at Rs 1.93 lakh, leaving a big space in the middle. It remains to be seen precisely where in this space Royal Enfield will place the updated Bullet. Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights booked.
The launch of the next-gen Bullet 350 will mark the demise of the 346cc UCE that saved RE from the depths of its troubles.Published On Jul 30, 2023 07:00:00 AMAfter over a year of spy shots on public roads, Royal Enfield has actually finally provided us a launch date for the new Bullet 350. New RE Bullet 350: chassisJust as it was with the previous generation, the upgraded Bullet will share nearly all its foundations with the existing Classic 350. If it does, it would indicate that the Bullet gets dual-channel ABS for the first time.New RE Bullet 350: features and priceIt will be intriguing to observe the rates and positioning of the updated Bullet.