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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Long Term Review: Introduction

05 January 2021, 05:23 PM Pratheek Kunder

Introduction

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Rear Reflex Reflector

The Meteor 350 is a brand new motorcycle from Royal Enfield. It replaces the popular Thunderbird series. So it somewhat looks like it but not a single bit has been taken from it. We tested this Royal Enfield for our roadtest review last month and came out extremely impressed. The overall city riding dynamics were good. Its handling and low speed ride were likeable and that new 350cc engine has good amount of torque at low revs as well as in the mid-range. Plus, the bike looks good. 

Royal Enfield Meteor 350

Royal Enfield Meteor 350

  • Displacement349 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)20.2 bhp
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Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,76,551

But now that we know from our short term experience with the Meteor 350 that it’s a great bike to own, it is time to know how it is to live with it in long term. So RE has handed us out the same test bike for a year.  

The bike

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Front View

Before we dig a bit deeper, let us talk specs and features of the Meteor 350.  

The Meteor is powered by a 348cc single-cylinder engine that churns out 20.2bhp of power, and 27Nm of torque. The gearbox is five-speed that transfers power to the rear wheel via a chain drive. The bike is equipped with LED DRL, semi-digital instrument cluster, and tripper navigation as standard. The suspension and braking hardware on all three variants are the same.    

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 TFT / Instrument Cluster

The top-spec Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Supernova will set you back by Rs 1,90,536. This is a hefty premium of Rs 9,194 over the Stellar version. However, the extra features on the Supernova like the machined alloy wheels, large windscreen up front, and brown seats add value to the package. Moreover, the two dual-tone paint schemes of brown and blue with black set it apart from the other variants.

What’s next?

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Front View

The next experience will revolve around city riding. We’ll be spending a lot of time riding in the city, living with it on daily basis and figurjng out how easy or difficult is it. And we’ll also get the real world fuel efficiency numbers aka mileage. 

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