As per Royal Enfield’s plan to expand its current domestic as well as international portfolio, the brand has a plethora of bikes in its pipeline for the home country. The RE Hunter 350, Meteor 650, and Shotgun 650 have already been seen in a number of spy photos and videos. The manufacturer has now started testing the new Royal Enfield Bullet 350 as well, which has been caught on camera for the first time.
As far as the launch of the bike is concerned, there is no official word yet, but we can anticipate the bike entering the Indian two-wheeler market by the first half of 2023. Speaking of the spied test mule, we got some design indications from it. The forthcoming bike will be underpinned by the J-series platform, which was introduced with the RE Meteor 350. The most notable feature is a double-cradle frame that holds the engine as a stressed element, as opposed to the existing model’s single downtube frame.
As suggested by the spy shots, the next-generation Bullet will have a redesigned circular headlight with a chrome surround, a new single-piece seat, and a revised taillamp. In addition, it gets chrome-plated circular rearview mirrors. The front and rear fenders have been updated as well. Its longer handlebar, which appears to be more reclined towards the rider, appears to have a resemblance to the Classic Reborn.
Furthermore, it would be intriguing to see whether Royal Enfield includes a kick start option with the new Bullet 350, since many purists like the sensation of a kick start. As for the powertrain, the 2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 is most likely to be powered by a 349cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, which is coupled with a 5-speed gearbox and churns out 20.2bhp and 27Nm of torque. More details will be out in the upcoming months.