The long-awaited next-generation Royal Enfield Bullet 350 has finally made its grand entrance! Hailing from the motorcycle hub of Chennai, this iconic bike manufacturer has pulled back the curtains to reveal the intriguing details of its 2023 model – variant options, prices, and specifications, all neatly bundled for eager enthusiasts.
Diving into the lineup, the 2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 unfurls its offerings in three enticing variants – the Military (available in Red and Black), Standard (dressed in Black and Maroon), and the intriguing Black Gold. If you’re contemplating an entry into the Bullet world, the starting point is the entry-level variant, enticingly priced at Rs 1,73,562 and the mid-level variant costs Rs 1,97, 436. Meanwhile, those seeking the zenith of Bullet experiences can opt for the top-end variant, which commands a price tag of Rs 2,15,801 (all prices are ex-showroom).
At the core of this new Bullet lies a 349cc, air-cooled J-series engine, celebrated for its seamless refinement across the entire rev range. This powerhouse is engineered to hush noise and quell vibrations, presenting a more serene riding experience. It generates an impressive peak power of 20.2bhp at 6,100rpm and an ample 27Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. This powertrain may sound familiar, as it’s the same one that propels the RE Meteor 350 and the Hunter 350. Adding to the allure, the new Bullet is equipped with a revamped 5-speed gearbox, elevating its transmission prowess. Read: Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 Launch Date & Details
Suspension and Safety
Enhanced riding comfort takes the spotlight, thanks to an updated suspension setup. It boasts conventional telescopic front forks and twin gas-charged rear shocks. Safety is a priority, with the entry-level variants equipped with single-channel ABS, while the mid-spec and upper-tier trims enjoy the security of dual-channel ABS. The bike gracefully cruises on wider rubber, featuring a 100-section front tire and a 120-section rear tyre.
Now, let’s delve into the unique characteristics of each variant of the new Royal Enfield Bullet 350. The Military variant, positioned as the entry-level option, flaunts a solid-color tank, black accents, graphics adorned with decals, a gleaming chrome engine, and the reliability of a single-channel ABS paired with a rear drum brake.
Stepping up the ladder, the Standard variant exudes sophistication, boasting chrome and gold 3D badging, chrome-finished engine and mirrors, signature gold pinstriping, body-colored elements and tank, the convenience of a rear disc brake, and the security of dual-channel ABS.
At the pinnacle of the lineup, the top variant graces the road with a tank adorned in a striking matte black and gloss color scheme. It dons Coppa and Gold 3D badging, Coppa pinstriping, an ensemble of blacked-out engine and components, a rear disc brake, and the same dual-channel ABS for added reassurance.
Design and Comfort
While the robust body construction, timeless retro styling, and commanding road presence endure, the 2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 brings a dash of novelty to the table. Expect a slightly tweaked handlebar and a more capacious seat to elevate your riding comfort. To keep pace with the modern era, the bike comes fitted with a digital-analog instrument cluster, blending tradition with technology seamlessly.