- Gets chrome treatment around headlamp and engine
- Alloy wheels replaced by spoke wheels
- Expected to get a full-LED headlamp
Royal Enfield was recently spied testing what looks like the 2023 model of the Meteor 350. The small-size cruiser was launched in India in 2020 and hasn’t received any major update since then. That’s about to change as we can observe a few subtle yet noticeable updates on the test mule.
The changes seem to have been mainly executed on the visual front as the new Meteor 350 is adorned with more chrome than the existing model. The headlamp and engine casing have been finished in chrome, as against blacked-out components on the model currently on sale. Even the front fender is accompanied by a mud-guard at the bottom which looks like an extension of the fender itself. Now, the most significant update is the replacement of alloy wheels with chrome-finished spoke wheels which enhance the retro appeal even further.
The motorcycle is also claimed to be equipped with a full-LED headlamp, although it’s not visible in the spy shots. These changes are likely to be seen only on the top-spec Supernova variant while the Fireball and Stellar might remain unchanged. The rest of the aspects of the Meteor 350 are likely to remain unchanged. The bike is powered by a 349cc, air/oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 20.2bhp and 27Nm and works in tandem with a five-speed gearbox. It rides on a 19-17-inch wheel setup with telescopic forks and dual springs while braking is managed by a single disc at both ends with dual-channel ABS.
As of now, the top-end Supernova variant of the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is priced at Rs 2.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). With the introduction of the aforementioned changes, the pricing might witness a marginal hike.