Royal Enfield updated its Web site with BS6 Bullet 350 and Bullet X 350 ES (Electric Start) prices and specifications. The Bullet X 350 is rated at Rs 1.21 lakh, the Rs 1.27 lakh regular Bullet 350 and the Rs 1.37 lakh Bullet X 350 ES (all costs, ex-showroom, Delhi). These latest rates are around 9,000 rs higher than their respective BS4 versions.
The biggest distinction between the regular 350 variants and the X variants occurs in the form of a blackout pattern that covers most of the chrome. The engine block and crank cases are terminated in black on the X models. We do have a simplified fuel tank badge, which is distinctive in design – a decal instead of the 3D symbol that the regular 350 receives.
The BS6 motorcycles use a fuel injection system instead of a carburettor and therefore the exhaust is fitted with an external catalytic converter. The peak performance statistics of the 346cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine are 19.1hp and 28Nm torque. Compared to the outgoing BS4 model, the torque number stays the same but the power is down from 19.8hP.
The Bullet 350 series is the most inexpensive of Royal Enfield’s, and although the Rs 9,000 price hike is high, it’s still cheaper than the previously popular Classic 350 variant at Rs 40,000. We have received reports a couple of days ago that the next-gen Royal Enfield Thunderbird series is now to be renamed the Meteor.