Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs. TVS Ronin – Specification Comparison

Written by Rohit Tonapi

Royal Enfield recently introduced its latest J-series platform motorcycle, the Hunter 350, in the Indian market. With the Hunter 350 being the lightest and most compact model from Royal Enfield, it is aiming to cater to new segments. However, Royal Enfield is not the only bike maker with a new product and aspirations to enter new segments.

On the other hand, we have the TVS Ronin. The brand’s latest modern retro offering is made ground up. TVS is also claiming that the scrambler bike creates its own premium lifestyle segment. The brand also claims it takes inspiration from the modern new-age rider. 

In this specification comparison, we compare the latest offerings from Royal Enfield and TVS so that you can make an informed buying decision.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs. TVS Ronin – Variants, Price & Colour Options

Royal Enfield Hunter 350

The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is available in two variants – Retro & Metro. The Metro variants are further divided into Metro Dapper and Metro Rebel. The differences between the Metro Dapper and Metro Rebel are purely aesthetic. However, there are major differences between the Retro and Metro variants. 

Prices for the Hunter 350 start at INR 1,49,900 ex-showroom for the Retro variant. At the same time, the Metro Dapper variants retail for INR 1,63,900 ex-showroom and Metro Rebel variants retail for INR 1,68,900 ex-showroom. 

As for the colour options, the Retro comes in two, while the Metro Dapper and Metro Rebel both come in three colour options. The Retro variant is available in – Factory Silver and Factory Black. Meanwhile, the Metro Dapper is available in – Dapper White, Dapper Ash and Dapper Grey. As for the Metro Rebel, it is available in – Rebel Black, Rebel Blue and Rebel Red.

TVS Ronin

On the other hand, the TVS Ronin is available in three variants – SS, DS and TD. The SS is for Single-Tone, DS for Dual-Tone & TD for Triple-Tone. There are a few differences when it comes to features in addition to the colour options between the three.

Similar to the RE Hunter 350, prices for the TVS Ronin start at INR 1,49,000 ex-showroom for the SS variant. Meanwhile, the DS and the top-end TD variants retail for INR 1,56,500 and INR 1,68,500 ex-showroom, respectively.

As for the colour options, all three variants are available in two. The Ronin SS comes in – Magma Red and Lightning Black. As for the DS, it is available in – Delta Blue & Stargaze Black. At the same time, the top-end TD variant is available in two triple-tone colour options – Galactic Grey and Dawn Orange.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs. TVS Ronin – Powertrain

Powering the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is the J-series engine from the Meteor and Classic 350. The 349cc BS6-compliant air and oil-cooled single-cylinder engine. It features a 2-valve SOHC valvetrain and makes 20.4 PS of power at 6,100 rpm, while peak torque stands at 27 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The Hunter 350 uses a 5-speed gearbox.

On the other hand, the TVS Ronin, with its 225.9cc engine, is down on displacement compared to the Hunter 350. TVS is using a squared-off single-cylinder 4-valve SOHC setup with oil-cooling and fuel injection. It makes 20.4 PS of power at 7,750 rpm and 19.93 Nm of torque at 3,750 rpm. Though the Ronin has similar power output as the Hunter 350, it is almost 7 Nm down on torque. Like the Hunter 350, the Ronin also gets a 5-speed gearbox. Additionally, it also gets an assist and slipper clutch.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs. TVS Ronin – Suspension, Brakes & Tyres

Royal Enfield Hunter 350

As for the suspension, both the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 variants use 41mm telescopic front forks and twin shock absorbers at the back. The twin shocks also get 6-step preload adjustability.

As for the brakes, the setup differs between the two variants. The Hunter Retro uses a 300mm disc at the front and a 6-inch drum brake at the back. Meanwhile, the Metro variant uses a 270mm disc at the back. Additionally, while the Retro variant only gets Single-Channel ABS, the Metro variant gets Dual-Channel ABS.

The wheels and tyres are also different in the two variants. The Retro variant uses 17-inch wire-spoke wheels with a 100/80-section front and a 120/80-section rear tyre. On the other hand, the Metro variant uses 17-inch alloy wheels with a 110/70-section front and a 140/70-section rear tyre.

TVS Ronin

As for the suspension, the TVS Ronin offers 41mm upside-down forks at the front and mono-shock at the rear. The rear shock is also 7-step preload adjustable. 

As for the brakes, all variants use a 300mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc. Additionally, the Ronin’s ABS system also gets two modes – Rain & Urban mode. The SS and DS variants get Single-Channel ABS, while the TD variant gets Dual-Channel ABS.

All variants come standard with 17-inch 9-spoke alloy wheels with 110/70-section front and 130/70-section rear tubeless tyres. Thus, the Ronin offers wider tyres than the Retro variant of the Hunter 350. However, the Hunter Metro variant’s 140-section rear tyre is wider than the Ronin’s.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Vs. TVS Ronin – Dimensions

The brand’s most compact & lightweight model measures 2,055mm in length, 800mm in width, 1,055mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,370mm. The Retro variant weighs in at 177 kg (dry), while the Metro variant weighs 181 kg. It gets a 13-litre fuel tank, 150.5mm of ground clearance and an accessible seat height of 800mm.

On the other hand, the TVS Ronin measures 2,040mm in length, 805mm in width, 1,170mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,357mm. Thus, it is shorter in length and wheelbase than the Hunter 350. The Ronin also has a higher ground clearance of 181mm than the Hunter 350. Additionally, the Ronin, at 14 litres, also has a bigger fuel tank. The SS and DS variants have a kerb weight of 159 kg, while the TD weighs 160 kg. TVS Ronin’s seat height, at 795mm, is also negligibly lower than that of the Hunter 350.

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