2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Launch: Complete Details Of The New Bullet
Article by Drivio | 5th Sep 23
The new Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Is made available in three trims, Military, Standard and Black Gold.
- The Royal Enfield Bullet 350 gets never before makeover since decades
- The New Bullet 350 is priced between Rs 1.74-2.15 lakh (ex-showroom)
- It is pitted against the likes of Honda CB350 H'ness, Jawa 42, Benelli Imperiale 400 and others.
- For the first time it features the well-known and acclaimed J-Series engine
The iconic Royal Enfield Bullet 350 has received its first big makeover in all these years, which has made a huge step up in the legacy of the motorcycle spanning decades. Launched first in 1932, the Bullet 350 has undergone extensive mechanical changes, which now go in line with the other Royal Enfield motorcycles based on the J-Series platform. We take a look at all the changes which have been introduced in the new Royal Enfield Bullet 350:
New Bullet 350: Variants & Pricing
The new Royal Enfield Bullet 350 – Military, Standard and Black Gold. The base-spec Military variant comes in two shades – Military Black and Military Red, both of which come with black spoke wheels, 2D graphics on body panels and single-channel ABS with only front disc brake. This variant is priced at Rs 1,73,562 (ex-showroom, India).
The next variant in the lineup is Standard, which is offered in two shades – Standard Black and Standard Maroon. This variant gets added up with additional elements like chrome spoke wheels, 3D graphics on body panels, a hand-made pinstriping job on the fuel tank and dual-channel ABS with both front and rear disc brakes. This variant of the Bullet 350 is available for Rs 1,97,436 (ex-showroom, India).
The top-spec Black Gold variant is solely available with a matte black theme for all the body panels, engine and exhaust pipe, along with blacked-out spoke wheels, and is priced at Rs 2,15,801 (ex-showroom, India).
New Bullet 350: Changes In Design
There have been extensive changes to the design of the new Bullet 350 when compared to the previous-generation model, with much of them being in line with the Classic 350. However, Royal Enfield has managed to keep the iconic silhouette and original essence of the Bullet 350 intact in this new model.
The new Bullet 350 now shares its rounded headlamp and its cowl, fuel tank, side body panels, rounded tail tamp and turn indicators and exhaust pipe with the Classic 350. It even shares the new part-digital instrument console with a digital fuel gauge, USB charging port and new-generation switchgear with the Classic 350.
However, there are two prime changes, with the Bullet 350 getting a slightly squared-out rear fender and a new humped-up long single seat, which now claims to offer better cushioning than before. All three variants of the Bullet 350 come with electric start as standard, with no kick-start lever provided anymore.
New Royal Enfield Bullet 350: Engine
Royal Enfield has replaced the 346cc UCE powertrain of the previous-generation model with the new single-cylinder, air-cooled, 349cc J-Series engine, which also powers the Classic 350, Hunter 350 and Meteor 350. Paired with a 5-speed transmission, this engine claims 19.36 PS of maximum power and 28 Nm of maximum torque output.
New Royal Enfield Bullet 350: Mechanical changes
Royal Enfield has also made extensive changes to the overall mechanical setup of the Bullet 350 when compared to the previous-generation model. It now has the same revised twin downtube cradle frame, which underpins the Classic 350. The new Bullet 350 also shares its suspension combination – 41mm telescopic forks at the front and twin-tube emulsion coil springs with 6-step adjustable preload – with the Classic 350. Other bits shared with the Classic 350 are the tyres (100/90-19 front and 120/80-18 rear) and brakes (front disc and rear drum/disc).
New Royal Enfield Bullet 350: Competition
Apart from the other J-Series models like Classic 350, Hunter 350 and Meteor 350 from the stable of Royal Enfield itself, the new Bullet 350 will also rival the likes of Honda CB350 H'ness, Jawa, Jawa 42, Benelli Imperiale 400.