The 349cc J-platform engine found on the Meteor 350 and Classic 350 has been spotted testing the next generation Royal Enfield Bullet 350. A replacement for the Bullet, the only model in RE’s lineup that is still using the old 346cc UCE engine, is long-awaited. The J-Platform Bullet, whose output figures should not be the same as the Meteor and Classic’s 20.4hp and 27Nm, is confirmed by these spy photos of the new motorcycle.
Royal Enfield has retained the same overall motorbike style and silhouette as the current model. However, there are some subtle but noticeable modifications. While the angular tail lamps have been swapped out for rounded ones, the seat and grip rail design is slightly different and appears more upscale.
Also, the rounded headlamps of the new model look more attractive than the protruding lenses of the previous one. Additionally, RE may introduce new color options for the Bullet 350.
Royal Enfield Bullet 350: New J platform engine
Conversely, the hardware setup should receive a significant overhaul similar to the new Classic 350. The Bullet seen is undeniably built on RE’s all-new J platform, which includes a new dual-cradle frame and a 349cc air/oil-. Cold. The engine powering the Classic and Meteor 350 produces 20.2bhp and 27Nm. To provide a better riding experience, wheels, suspension, and braking setup will also differ from the existing trims in the market.
The current Royal Enfield Bullet 350 starts at Rs 1.48 lakh (ex-showroom), and the next-gen variant will cost a bit more. It will probably be early next year when the bike will make its official debut.
In the Indian market, you might get confused with the options available in 350cc bikes in India as the segment is quite popular among young enthusiasts.