Royal Enfield Motorcycle has launched the much-anticipated Meteor 350
today at an introductory price of Rs 1.75 lakh (ex-showroom). The price of the cruiser motorcycle goes as high as Rs 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The new bike is replacing the Royal Enfield's Thunderbird 350
X in the Indian market, as it goes up against the like of Honda H'ness CD350 and Jawa Motorcycle in its segment.
The All-New Meteor 350 is offered in three variants namely Fireball, Stellar, and Supernova. In terms of design, the bike features a halogen bulb with LED light guides, an LED tail-lamp with ring-type light for better visibility, forward set footpegs, a classic teardrop 15-liter tank, and raised handlebars. Furthermore, the cruiser motorcycle offers a twin-pod semi-digital instrument console. The main circular instrument cluster is placed towards the left. It comprises of an analog speedometer and a small in-built digital display. Plus there is a small colour screen on the right side that displays turn-by-turn navigation and time. All three variants of Royal Enfield Meteor 350 get the Tripper Navigation system as a standard fitment. It connects up with the Royal Enfiled app which is powered by Google Maps. The navigation device employs a colour TFT screen. It basically indicates directions along with the distance. It gets a day and night mode display for better convenience. The 350cc cruiser motorcycle also offers a USB charging port on its left switchgear.
Apart from the above-mentioned features, the base Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Fireball variant also gets blacked-out components, a single-color fuel tank, machined cooling fins, body graphics, and coloured wheel rims. The mid-spec Meteor 350 Stellar trim, on the other hand, provides body-coloured components, premium badges, chrome elements, and a backrest. Lastly, the top-end Royal Enfield Supernova caters to toggle switches, premium seat upholstery with more circumference for the rider, a large windshield, and chrome turn signals.
Mechanically, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350
is powered by an all-new J-series 349cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine that churns out a maximum power of 20.2 bhp @6100 rpm and a peak torque of 27 Nm @4000 rpm. The engine is linked to a 5-speed gearbox. According to the manufacturer, the Meteor's engine features a Primary Balancer Shaft that reduces vibrations making the engine very refined. Furthermore, the bike also gets a 19-inch alloy wheel in the front while the rear stands to provide a 17 inch. The two-wheeler sits on a twin downtube spine frame. Suspension duties are handled by 41mm telescopic front forks with 130mm travel upfront and twin-tube emulsion shock absorbers with 6-step adjustable pre-load towards the rear. In terms of brakes, the bike gets a 300mm disc with a twin-piston floating caliper up front and a 270mm disc single-piston floating caliper at the rear.
The New Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is offered in a total of seven colour options namely Fireball Yellow, Fireball Red, Stellar Red Metallic, Stellar Black Matte, Stellar Blue Metallic, Supernova Brown Dual-Tone and Supernova Blue Dual-Tone.