While Royal Enfield has launched the Meteor 350 which has been updated with a new engine, chassis and electronics, the retro-classic range which still includes the Bullet 350 has been upgraded with a new shade called Forest Green. The brand last year upgraded the Bullet 350 to BS6 emission standards and continues to sell the motorcycles to the retro-classic enthusiasts.
The Forest Green shade is also available on the Bullet 500 which has been discontinued from the Indian market but is still sold in the UK priced at GBP 4,199. The same shade has now appeared on the Bullet 350 but not on the Bullet 350 ES. The Bullet 350 ES is still offered in the Regal Red, Royal Blue and Jet Black shades while the Forest Green has been added to the Bullet Silver, Onyx Black and Black colour palate of the Bullet 350.
Apart from the added colour option, the Bullet 350 remains unchanged in terms of design as well as its mechanicals. The motorcycle is powered by a BS6 emission-compliant 346cc single-cylinder four-stroke, air-cooled engine with electronic fuel injection and a 70mm bore and 90mm long-stroke that offers an 8.5:1 compression ratio. The motor produces 19.1 Bhp of power and 28 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed transmission with a wet multi-plate clutch.
The motor is housed inside a single downtube chassis using the engine as a stressed member and features 35mm telescopic forks on the front and 5 step adjustable twin shock absorbers on the rear. The braking power comes from 280mm single disc on the front with a tow-Piston hydraulic calliper equipped with ABS and a 153mm internally expanding mechanical drum brake on the rear. The motorcycle rides on 19-inch spoke rims on both the front and rear.
The Royal Enfield Bullet in the Forest Green shade is priced at INR 1.33 lakh ex-showroom, India. Interestingly, the shade was also available in the past and the motorcycle was launched at INR 1.28 lakh ex-showroom India when it was launched back in April 2020 in the BS6 avatar.