Royal Enfield bikes have remained Indian bike lovers’ first choice since their launch in the country. The brand has also made plenty of efforts throughout the years to maintain its aura in an increasingly competitive industry. In this way, it has a slew of bikes in the pipeline for the Indian as well as international markets. Currently, the homegrown bikemaker is working on the 2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350.
Recently, a new set of spy photos of the upcoming Bullet 350cc surfaced online thanks to the "Bullet Guru" Youtube channel. Not only are there spy photos, but there is also a detailed walkaround video of the yet-to-launch bike. Watching the video, we found that Royal Enfield is going to preserve the retro appeal of the bike with the continuity of the round headlamp housing, round taillight housing, round rear-view mirrors, round indicators, and dual pilot lights.
The test mule gets a wideset retro-styled handlebar and seems to offer the rider a comfortable riding stance. The seat is a single-piece stepped unit, similar to the current-generation model, and the footpegs appear to be positioned neutrally. These qualities, when combined, provide the rider with a riding triangle that is suitable for both everyday commuting and highway cruising. The New-Gen Bullet 350 is intended to share the majority of its components with the Meteor 350.
Moreover, the new J-Platform that underpins the Meteor 350 is also anticipated to support the Bullet 350. The 2023 Bullet 350 will replace the outdated UCE (Unified Construction Engine) with the new 349cc J-Series engine featured in the Meteor 350. The precise power and torque ratings are unknown yet.
The New-Gen model may operate identically to the Meteor 350 or maybe somewhat detuned to suit the Classic 350 in Royal Enfield's product portfolio. Besides this, the forthcoming bike will ride on wire-spoked wheels for retro appeal.