Pros: Offers comfortable seating, Gets modern features, Has good build quality
Cons: Clutch pull could be lighter, Has vibes at higher revs
The Royal Enfield Thunderbird was the go-to bike for customers who preferred something more comfortable, touring-friendly, and different than the Classic. But the cruiser-style motorcycle came with its own set of flaws- it wasn’t very slick in the city or boasted of many features. Apart from needing to upgrade the Thunderbird, Royal Enfield also needed something new to completely reinvigorate the brand image. And the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is a result of that need. But the Meteor 350 isn’t just a regular update to the Thunderbird, it is a whole new motorcycle.
So is the new Meteor 350 a game-changer? And does it live up to the hype? In a bid to find out, we tested the motorcycle extensively on highways and in the city, and here is what we came back with.