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Royal Enfield Hunter 350 vs Yezdi Scrambler: Know which is better

New Delhi: The newly launched Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is the company’s most affordable offering for India priced at Rs 1.49 lakh ex-showroom. The new Retro bike competes with the TVS Ronin as well as the Honda CB 350 RS and the new Yezdi Scrambler, though not directly.

Let’s compare the new Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Retro and Yezdi Scrambler in terms of design, dimensions, equipment, features and engine specifications as both offer certain elements in common.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 vs Yezdi Scrambler – Prices

The Royal Enfield hunter is priced at Rs 1.49 lakh ex-showroom. The Hunter 350 is available in three variants, priced below. The Yezdi Scrambler, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 2.07 lakh above (ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 2.13 lakh, depending on color choice.

Hunter 350 variant price (ex-showroom)

  • Retro Hunter Factory Series Rs 1.49 crore
  • Metro Hunter Dapper Series Rs 1.63 lakh
  • Metro Hunter Rebel Series Rs 1.68 lakh

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 vs Yezdi Scrambler – Design and Dimensions

The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 Retro variant features an all-black design with a one-piece seat, side exhaust also in black and a single round headlamp. The Yezdi Scrambler, on the other hand, features a similar tank and sidebox design, but gets a high-slung front fender with twin exhausts.

  • Dimensions:          Hunter 350          Yezdi Scrambler
  • Seat height:              800 mm                  800 mm
  • Wheelbase:              1,370 mm               1,403 mm
  • Weight:                     181 kg                   182 kg
  • Ground clearance:     150.5 mm             200 mm
  • Fuel volume:             13 liters                12.5 liters

Between the two, the Royal Enfield Hunter has a slightly shorter wheelbase, which means sharper handling, while the Yezdi Scrambler has better ground clearance. However, both bikes have the same overall weight, seat height and fuel capacity.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 vs Yezdi Scrambler – Equipment and Features

The Royal Enfield Hunter features 17-inch wheels, telescopic front fork, twin rear shock absorbers, single instrument cluster and twin disc brakes with dual-channel ABS. However, the latter is for the Metro variant as the Retro variant gets 17-inch spoked wheels. It has front disc brake and rear drum brake, single-channel ABS, tubular wheels and halogen lighting all around.

The Yezdi Scrambler gets a similar setup, getting a telescopic front fork, dual shock absorbers at the rear, 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels, disc brakes at both ends with dual-channel three-mode ABS, full-digital instrument panel and LED headlamp among others. Comparing the two in terms of equipment and features, the Yezdi Scrambler fares better.

Royal Enfield Hunter 350 vs Yezdi Scrambler – Engine and Transmission Specifications

The biggest difference between the two bikes is in the engine and transmission department. The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 is powered by a 350cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 20bhp of power and 27Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

The Yezdi Scrambler gets a liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with a capacity of 334 cc, which, with the help of a 6-speed gearbox, is capable of 28 horsepower and 28 Nm of torque. Between the two, the Yezdi is more powerful, offers marginally better torque, offers one more gear and is better cooled.

Hunter 350 Yezdi Scrambler Specifications

  • Displacement: 349 cc 334 cc
  • Power: 20.2 hp 28.7 hp
  • Torque: 27 Nm 28.2 Nm
  • Speed: 5-speed 6-speed gearbox

Which one should you buy?

On paper, the Yezdi Scrambler is better equipped compared to the Royal Enfield Hunter 350, especially the Retro version. However, the Royal Enfield has the price advantage of being almost Rs 60,000 cheaper than the Yezdi. Price-wise, the Hunter is a better choice, but if your budget can stretch, the Yezdi Scrambler makes more sense.

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