Royal Enfield Hunter 350 real world fuel efficiency tested, explained

    The Hunter is the third bike to be based on the company’s J-platform, and also the lightest Royal Enfield currently on the market.

    Published On Sep 05, 2022 10:50:00 AM


    Royal Enfield Hunter 350 real world fuel efficiency tested, explained
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    The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is the third motorcycle to be underpinned by the company’s J-platform, and while some of its componentry is shared with its siblings, a lot is new as well. The 349cc J-platform engine has been carried over from the Meteor 350 and Classic 350, but much of the chassis is new, meaning that this is the lightest Royal Enfield currently on sale.

    What is the real world fuel efficiency of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350?

    The single-cylinder engine retains the same hardware as on the Meteor and Classic, but Royal Enfield says it has tweaked the fuel and ignition maps to better suit the character of the Hunter. In the congested urban confines of Mumbai, the Hunter managed 30.6kpl.

    Out on the highway, its tall gearing and relaxed motor allowed it to sit comfortably at cruising speeds, and in the process, it returned a highway fuel efficiency of 39.8kpl, which is the highest highway figure of all the J-platform Royal Enfields.

    Autocar India’s fuel efficiency testing

    Our fuel efficiency testing routine starts off by first brimming the tank and ensuring that the bike is running the manufacturer-recommended tyre pressures. The bike is then ridden on fixed city and highway routes, where we maintain pre-decided average speeds that best mimic real-world scenarios. The payload on the bikes is kept constant by balancing rider weights and ballast, ensuring consistency across different vehicles and riders. At the end of the test cycle, the fuel tank is once again filled to the brim, giving us an accurate figure of how much fuel has been consumed.


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