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Royal Enfield is all set to introduce its first bobber motorcycle, inspired by the ‘bobber’ design trend that gained popularity with models like the Jawa Perak and the Jawa 42 Bobber. Dubbed the Bobber 350, this upcoming model is based on the Royal Enfield Classic 350 platform and its design patent was recently revealed online, giving enthusiasts a glimpse of what to expect.

The Royal Enfield Bobber 350 will feature a distinct design compared to the Royal Enfield Classic 350, focusing on minimalist styling and a more streamlined look. One notable change is the removal of the passenger seat, although it will be available as an optional feature. Instead, riders will find a floating seat design, complemented by a revamped rear subframe with swingarm-mounted wing. To enhance comfort, the bike will have monkey-style handlebars, ensuring an upright and relaxed stance. Additionally, the Bobber 350 will feature whitewall tires, a unique feature exclusive to this model.

The Royal Enfield Bobber 350 will share similarities with the Royal Enfiled Classic 350, including an identical wheelbase, fuel tank capacity and the renowned 349cc single-cylinder engine. This engine is expected to deliver 20.2 PS at 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The bike will also feature familiar elements such as the suspension setup, braking system, wheels and instrument console from Royal Enfield’s other 350cc models, ensuring a blend of performance and reliability. Safety features such as dual-channel ABS will also be included.

Anticipated to hit the market around September/October 2024, the Royal Enfield Bobber 350 is likely to occupy a unique position between the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in terms of price and positioning. With an expected price range starting from around Rs. 1.9 lakh in Rs. 2 lakh (ex-showroom), the Bobber 350 aims to cater to riders looking for a distinctive and characterful experience infused with hints of classic styling and modern engineering.

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