Here's the key difference between Metro and Retro.
Royal Enfield has finally launched the Hunter 350 in India. The motorcycle comes in two variants with prices starting at Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Retro and Rs 1.68 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Hunter 350 Metro Rebel. There are a bunch of differences that come between the two, so here’s a complete rundown.
Hunter 350 Retro vs Metro: What’s different?
Starting with visual cues, both the motorcycles get the same size tyres. However, the more affordable Retro version ships with wire-spoke wheels, while the Metro rides on alloy wheels. Even the tyres wrapped differ in size, model and type. The Retro gets 110/80-17 and 120/80-17 tubed tyres, while the Metro boasts of chunkier 110/70-17 tyres at the front and 140/70-17 at the rear.
Another major difference comes in terms of braking. The Metro gets a 270mm rear disc brake and dual-channel ABS, while the Retro makes do with a lower spec, with a rear drum brake and single-channel ABS.
Furthermore, the Metro gets a fancier instrument cluster with a larger digital sub-display. This same unit has been borrowed from the Meteor and Scram. Meanwhile, the Retro ships with a more basic unit with a smaller digital readout.
Lastly, a few additional differences come in the form of an LED taillight and round indicators on the Metro. The Retro, on the other hand, gets a halogen taillight and rectangular indicators on the Retro. The Metro also gets more sleek, and stylized rear grab rails while the Metro gets the same tubular grab rails.
With the additional elements, the Metro comes at a premium. The Retro comes in a single-colour series called the Factory series. Meanwhile, the Metro can be had in two colour series – the Dapper series and the Rebel series.