- Meteor 350 expected to be launched by end of June
- Likely to replace the Thunderbird 350
- Expected to be priced around Rs 1.74 lakh
The motorcycle is based on Royal Enfield’s new platform internally known as ‘J1D’ that uses a double-cradle frame and a heavily revised 350cc, single-cylinder engine. The Meteor 350 is likely to replace the Thunderbird 350 once launched. Nevertheless, it derives the majority of its custom-motorcycle styling from the latter.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 was recently spied in its production form revealing features like a fully-digital LCD instrument cluster as well as a redesigned switchgear. While ABS is expected to be upgraded to a dual-channel unit, braking, as well as suspension hardware, is likely to be the same as the Thunderbird 350.
We expect Royal Enfield to price the Meteor 350 between Rs 1.70 lakh and Rs 1.74 lakh; a considerable premium over the Thunderbird 350 X which was priced at Rs 1.64 lakh, ex-showroom.