New Royal Enfield Meteor 350 details – we share the key pointers of the motorcycle that summarize it in one go…
The Chennai-based automaker – Royal Enfield has finally launched its much-awaited motorcycle – the Meteor 350. The new bike replaces its other popular brand – the Thunderbird. The Meteor looks like a good package overall; we summarize it in 5 quick pointers.
Looks & Styling
In terms of design, the Meteor 350 is a typical Royal Enfield, as it gets bold and muscular styling. It comes with a wide tank with high-mounted handlebars, which offers the rider an upright riding position. It also has a circular headlamp with twin-pod instrument cluster. Meteor 350 gets a split seat design, and a pillion backrest for the comfort of the co-rider.
Though the engine specs may deceive you but it is an all new unit. The 349cc, single cylinder now gets Single Overhead Camshaft and the older pushrod motor is out. It is an air-oil cooled J Series unit with electronic fuel injection, which produces 20.2 bhp of peak power at 6100 rpm and 27 Nm of max torque at 4000 rpm.
Unlike most other Royal Enfields, the Meteor 350 comes packed with a lot of features. It gets disc brakes at both ends complete with a dual-channel ABS system. The top-of-the-line SuperNova version gets premium seats, machine-cut alloys, and chrome embellishments.
The motorcycle gets a downtube spline frame that, the company shares, will inspire confidence at corners and aids easy maneuverability.
To handle the suspension duties, the motorcycle gets 41 mm forks with 130 mm travel at the front. At the rear, it gets twin tube shock absorbers with 6-step adjustable preload.
The instrument cluster of the bike is one of the main talking points about it. It is a twin-pod unit, out of which one is a larger and the other being relatively smaller in size. The larger one houses speedometer, gear position indicator, trip meters, odometer, fuel-level indicator, etc.
The smaller one gets smart features which include Bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, USB port for charging, etc.
The motorcycle comes in three variants, namely – Fireball, Stellar, and SuperNova. While the Fireball variant is priced at Rs. 1,75,817, the Stellar version is available at Rs. 1,81,326. The top-of-the line SuperNova variant will retail at Rs. 1,90,536 (all prices ex-showroom, Chennai).
There are seven colors on offer – Fireball Yellow, Fireball Red, Stellar Blue, Stellar Red, Stellar Black, Supernova Brown and Supernova Blue.