Alternatives to the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 at Similar Price Points

The Royal Enfield Hunter 350, particularly the base retro variant, is currently the most affordable Royal Enfield motorcycle in India, priced at Rs 1,49,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi). If you’re considering other options in the same price range, here’s a list of bikes and scooters that offer compelling alternatives.

1. Bajaj Pulsar N250 (Price: Rs 1,50,829)

The Bajaj Pulsar N250 is a recently updated naked streetfighter that features a new digital instrument console with smartphone connectivity, providing call/SMS alerts, turn-by-turn navigation, and real-time information such as distance to empty and instantaneous mileage readouts. It also comes with 3 ABS modes (Road, Rain, and Off-road) and a traction control system. Powered by a 249.07cc air/oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine, it delivers 24.5PS and 21.5Nm of torque.

2. TVS Ronin (Price: Rs 1,49,200)

For those preferring the neo-retro roadster segment, the TVS Ronin is a noteworthy option. It boasts an unconventional design and is powered by a 225cc air/oil-cooled single-cylinder engine producing 20.4PS and 19.93Nm. The Ronin features two ABS modes (Rain and Urban) and TVS’s Glide-Through-Technology (GTT), which assists in low-rpm situations, allowing the bike to navigate through traffic smoothly with minimal throttle input.

3. Yamaha R15S (Price: Rs 1,65,500)

The Yamaha R15S is an affordable supersport alternative, featuring a design reminiscent of the previous generation R15 with a split headlight setup. It shares the same underpinnings as the R15 V3, including a telescopic fork and monoshock. The bike is equipped with a 155cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 18.4PS and 14.2Nm, making it suitable for both sporty rides and touring.

4. Hero Xpulse 200 4V (Price: Rs 1,46,276)

If off-road adventure appeals to you, the Hero Xpulse 200 4V is an excellent choice. This dual-sport bike features a 199.6cc air/oil-cooled single-cylinder engine delivering 18.9PS and 17.35Nm. It comes with a robust suspension setup, including a telescopic fork and a 10-step preload adjustable monoshock, offering 190mm front and 170mm rear wheel travel. The bike’s 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke wheels with block pattern tyres, combined with a 220mm ground clearance, make it highly capable off-road.

5. Ather Rizta Z 3.7kWh (Price: Rs 1,44,999)

For those interested in electric mobility, the Ather Rizta Z 3.7kWh is a family-oriented electric scooter that balances performance and features. It is powered by a 4.3kW motor, providing a top speed of 80kmph and a claimed range of 160km with its 3.7kWh battery pack. Notable features include a 34-litre under-seat storage (expandable to 56 litres with an optional ‘frunk’), a traction control system, and a 7-inch TFT console with Google Maps navigation. The price mentioned is ex-showroom Bengaluru, inclusive of the Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme (EMPS).

These alternatives provide a range of features and functionalities catering to different preferences, whether you’re looking for a streetfighter, a retro roadster, a supersport bike, an adventure bike, or an electric scooter.

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