Royal Enfield has launched more affordable versions of the Bullet 350 and Bullet 350 ES bikes in India. The new Bullet 350 models are priced at Rs 1.12 lakh, while the ones equipped with electric start cost Rs 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The standard Bullet 350 is priced at Rs 1.21 lakh while the standard electric start version wears a Rs 1.36 lakh price tag. This makes the new Bullet 350s Rs 9,000 cheaper than the standard models.
While the standard Bullet 350 can be had in its existing black colour, the new 350 will be available in three new colours – Bullet Silver, Sapphire Blue and Onyx Black. Meanwhile, the new Bullet 350 ES will be available in Jet Black, Regal Red and Royal Blue colour options, while the standard 350 ES will continue to be offered in its current Maroon and Silver variants.
Just yesterday, we brought you exclusive images of these motorcycles, while revealing other details as well. The main difference on these variants comes in the form of a blacked-out theme that replaces much of the chrome. On the new 350 ES, the engine block is now finished in black, as are the crank cases. On the new 350, there’s a bit of silver finish on the top of the engine, as well as on its crank cases.
Another change comes in the form of the new 350 getting a differently styled fuel-tank logo; it is now simpler – a decal instead of the 3D emblem on the standard 350. In the case of the new 350 ES, the fuel-tank logo seems to remain unchanged – it bears the same ‘Royal Enfield’ lettering on its fuel tank as seen in the standard 350 ES.
The new variants will be powered by the same 346cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 19.8hp and 28Nm of torque. If you’re eager to see more exciting power figures backed by increased refinement, you’ll have to wait a little longer – until the new generation single-cylinder models debut, sometime next year.
At this price point, other motorcycles of similar intent are the Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise/Street (Rs 1.04 lakh) and the Suzuki Intruder (Rs 1.01-1.08 lakh).