TVS Ronin vs Royal Enfield Hunter 350: Comparison

Before jumping to the main body, you should know that these two bikes belong to different segments in terms of engine capacities. The Ronin is 225cc, while the Hunter 350, which you know, is 350cc. However, both bikes’ peak powers are nearly identical except for the torque.
And both were launched a month apart in 2022.
Unlike other TVS bikes, the Ronin 225 is TVS’s first attempt to create a retro-style cruiser two-wheeler while keeping young buyers in mind. Similar-looking to the Ronin 225 is Royal Enfield’s entry-level bike, the Hunter 350. For your reference, the Hunter 350 boasts several offerings despite being an entry-level product.

Further, both bikes are nearly identically priced, and their offerings are more or less the same

So, if you are planning to buy a cruiser bike, then you should definitely go through this article once. In this article, you will read about the features and specifications of both bikes.
Apart from that, if you are a RE fan, check out the curated list of Royal Enfield bikes that suit you in all aspects on the autoX website.
So, nowadays, it’s hard to narrow down the options and compare them further. That is why autoX brings you a popular bike comparison every day. Today you’ll read how the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 stacks up against the TVS Ronin 225. Let’s begin reading, then!


Let’s begin with the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 specifications. It has a better engine displacement than the Ronin, as the “350” suffix indicates the engine size. Underneath the bike, there is a double downtube frame, which supports a 349cc air/oil-cooled single-cylinder petrol engine that produces 20.2 bhp at 6100 rpm and 27 Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm. It comes with a five-speed manual transmission.



On the contrary, the TVS Ronin has a 225cc single-cylinder air/cooled engine, which churns out 20.1 bhp at 7750 rpm and 19.93 Nm of peak torque at 7750 rpm. Like the majority of the TVS bikes, the Ronin also comes with a double cradle frame that is rigid for Indian roads.

Both bikes have the same five-speed transmission.

Around the corners, both bikes won’t let you down, but the Ronin might put a smile on your face as it is lighter and more agile than the Royal Enfield 350.
Besides that, the RE 350 has meaty torque and better peak power. So, if you want performance at the price of the Ronin, then hands down, it’s the Hunter 350. You can check out the location-based Hunter 350 price on the autoX website.

As for fuel efficiency, the TVS Ronin’s mileage is around 41 km/l, while the Hunter 350 has 35 km/l. These are owner-reported average mileage figures across the country.

Further, the TVS Ronin has a better fuel tank capacity of 14 litres, making it slightly better than the Hunter 350’s 13 litres.
It is worth noting that the mileage figures may vary with local traffic conditions and individuals’ riding styles.

In addition, both bikes’ engines get fuel injection technology, as ordered by the Indian government not long ago. That technology led to an improved fuel supply system, making it less polluting than the conventional fuel supply system. You’ll see that all BS6 bikes have adopted that technology.

Besides that, the TVS Ronin boasts dual discs as standard, unlike the Royal Enfield Hunter 350. Yes, you read it right. Except for the Hunter 350’s base variant, the remaining variants get dual discs.
As for the ABS, the dual-channel ABS is exclusive to the top model of the TVS Ronin, whereas the dual-channel ABS begins with the mid-variant of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350.
It is worth mentioning that the combination of dual-channel ABS and dual discs works best as they decrease the chances of unfortunate events.

As far as the suspension setup is concerned

The TVS Ronin gets upside-down front forks, and the rear has a seven-step preload adjustable monoshock.
The Hunter 350, on the other hand, has front telescopic forks and twin-tube emulsion shock absorbers with a six-step adjustable preload.

If you want to know which has better rideability among the two, it should be the TVS Ronin. Inverted front forks are way better than non-inverted ones. Furthermore, the more steps there are at the preload-adjustable shockers, the better. This arrangement increases the braking power and allows for better manoeuvrability. In addition, it won’t make you afraid of doing high-speed cornering. However, both bikes will feel planted on the tarmac and off-road.
That said, they can easily absorb whatever obstacles they encounter. You can easily take both bikes to hilly areas or other topographies.
However, test drives are always recommended because different people may have different opinions about the vehicle.

Prices and Variants

For starters, let’s talk about the TVS Ronin. The indigenous bikemaker offers three variants on the bike. The TVS Ronin’s price starts at Rs 1.49 lakh for the base model, the SS-Single Channel ABS, and goes up to Rs 1.68 lakh for the top model, the TD-Dual Channel ABS.
The Royal Enfield, on the other hand, has three variants. It has a starting price of Rs 1.49 lakh for the base variant, the Retro Factory. And it goes up to Rs 1.71 lakh for the top-of-the-line variant, the Metro Rebel.
All are ex-showroom prices, New Delhi, as of December 2022.
Please note that these prices are subject to change without prior notice to the customer. But don’t worry! You can always visit the autoX website to access the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle.
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