Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs Honda CB350RS Vs Jawa 42 Vs TVS Ronin

Royal Enfield has finally launched the much-awaited Hunter 350 motorcycle in India. Moreover, Royal Enfield launched the Hunter 350 motorcycle with an aggressive price tag of Rs 1.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs Honda CB350RS Vs Jawa 42 Vs TVS Ronin

Going by the design, it is clear that the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 motorcycle is a motorcycle that is clearly targeted at a young audience. However, this is quite a tricky segment as it has to compete with a variety of motorcycles as well.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs Honda CB350RS Vs Jawa 42 Vs TVS Ronin

Speaking of which, the main rivals of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 motorcycle consists of Honda CB350RS, Jawa 42, and TVS Ronin. All of these motorcycles have a very similar design trait that harks back to the memory lane with features such as circular headlamp, tear-drop-shaped fuel tank, and round rearview mirrors.

Specs Hunter 350 Ronin Jawa 42 CB350RS
Engine cc 349 cc 225.9 cc 293 cc 348.36 cc
Engine Type Air-Oil Cooled, Fi Air-Oil Cooled, Fi Liquid Cooled Air Cooled
Power 21 PS 6100 RPM 20.4 PS 7750 RPM 28 PS 21 PS 5500 RPM
Torque 27 Nm 4000 RPM 19.93 Nm 3750 RPM 27.05 Nm 30 Nm 3000 RPM
Transmission 5-speed 5-speed 6-speed 5-speed
Wheelbase mm 1370 1357 1369 1441
Ground Clearance 150.5 181 165 168
Seat Ht Rider 800 795 765 800
Kerb Wt kgs 177-181 160 172 179
Fuel Tank Litres 13 14 14 15
Front Tyre 110/70-17 110/70-17 90/90-18 100/90-19
Rear Tyre 140/70-17 130/70-17 120/80-17 150/70-17
Front Disc 300 mm 300 mm 280 mm 310 mm
Rear Disc 270 mm 240 mm Drum 240 mm
ABS Single / Dual Single / Dual Single / Dual Dual Channel
Front Suspension Telescopic USD Telescopic Telescopic
Rear Suspension Twin Shockers Mono Twin Shockers Twin Shockers
Headlight Halogen LED Halogen LED
Taillight Halogen / LED LED LED LED
Instrument Cluster Analog / Digital Digital Semi Digital Semi-Digital
Bluetooth App Optional Yes No Yes
USB Charger - - No No
Ride Modes No Yes No No
Bluetooth Optional Yes No Yes
Price Range, Ex-Delhi ₹1.49 Lakh - ₹1.68 Lakh ₹1.49 Lakh - ₹1.70 Lakh ₹1.74 Lakh - ₹1.96 Lakh ₹2.03 Lakh
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs Honda CB350RS Vs Jawa 42 Vs TVS Ronin

Starting with the powertrain, the new Royal Enfield Hunter 350 has the biggest engine at 349cc, followed by Honda CB350RS, Jawa 42, and TVS Ronin. However, the most powerful engine of the lost is the one in the Jawa 42.

Since these motorcycles are all about effortless cruising, torque plays even bigger part. Out of all these motorcycles, it is not the new Royal Enfield Hunter 350 that has the highest torque but the Honda CB350RS at 30Nm. Moreover, this peak torque is also produced at a very low 3,000rpm - We expect, this will give the Honda CB350RS the most effortless ride experience.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs Honda CB350RS Vs Jawa 42 Vs TVS Ronin

While all these motorcycles come with the 5-speed gearbox, the Jawa 42 sports an extra cog. This gives the Jawa 42 an edge over the other motorcycles when the roads open up, and this gearbox also suits the sporty character of the powertrain as well.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs Honda CB350RS Vs Jawa 42 Vs TVS Ronin

Since all these motorcycles are aimed at a similar set of buyers, even the dimensions of these motorcycles are almost very close to each other. Unsurprisingly, the TVS Ronin is the smallest motorcycle in this group with a wheelbase of just 1,357mm.

Moreover, the TVS Ronin is the lightest motorcycle in this group with a kerb weight of just 160kg. The next lightest motorcycle in this group is the Jawa 42 followed by Royal Enfield Hunter 350 and Honda CB350RS.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs Honda CB350RS Vs Jawa 42 Vs TVS Ronin

Since these motorcycles are also used for occasional touring purposes, all these motorcycles sport large-enough fuel tanks. However, the biggest fuel tank in the lot is the 15-litre fuel tank equipped in the Honda CB350RS, followed by a 14-litre fuel tank in the Jawa 42 and TVS Ronin, and the smallest fuel tank in the group is the 13-litre fuel tank in the Royal Enfield Hunter 350.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs Honda CB350RS Vs Jawa 42 Vs TVS Ronin

Though all these motorcycles are modern vehicles, the TVS Ronin is the only motorcycle in this group to come with USD forks at the front and mon rear suspension. All other motorcycles sport conventional telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs Honda CB350RS Vs Jawa 42 Vs TVS Ronin

Also, TVS Ronin is the only motorcycle in this group with all the following features such as LED headlights, LED tail lamps, digital instrument cluster, Bluetooth connectivity, and ride modes.

In terms of pricing, Royal Enfield and TVS have aggressively priced their motorcycles with a starting price of just 1.49 lakh, ex-showroom. Unsurprisingly, Honda CB350RS is the priciest of the lot with a 2.03 lakh price tag.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs Honda CB350RS Vs Jawa 42 Vs TVS Ronin

Thoughts About Royal Enfield Hunter 350

Royal Enfield has clearly nailed the pricing of the Hunter 350 motorcycle and we expect this motorcycle to emerge as one of the best-selling 350cc motorcycles in the country.

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Article Published On: Monday, August 8, 2022, 9:24 [IST]
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