- New details about the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 have surfaced
- Gets larger disc brakes and wider tyres than the Thunderbird 350X
- India launch expected to take place soon
Royal Enfield’s upcoming Meteor 350 has been one of the most talked-about motorcycles lately. Recently, ahead of its official launch, information about its engine displacement, power figures, features, variants and colour options had surfaced online. You can read the previous report here. Now, more details about its hardware package have leaked on the internet.
To start with, the Meteor 350 gets 41mm telescopic forks with 130mm travel up front, which is the same as the model it will replace, the Thunderbird 350X. What’s different though is the rear suspension setup comprising of six-step preload adjustable dual springs, as opposed to the Thunderbird’s five-step adjustable gas-charged shock absorbers. The Meteor also sports larger disc brakes – 300mm at the front and 270m at the rear with dual-channel ABS. Furthermore, it will get wider tyres measuring 100/90-19 and 140/70-17 at the front and back, respectively.
Powering the Meteor 350 will be a newly-developed 349cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine which makes 20.2bhp at 6,100rpm and 27Nm at 4,000rpm. It is claimed to come mated with a smooth-shifting gearbox and a light clutch. The Meteor will be an evolved RE on the feature front as well. It will reportedly incorporate an LED DRL, an LED tail light, a semi-digital console with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation and a USB charger.
Royal Enfield will offer the new Meteor 350 in three variants – Fireball, Stellar and Supernova and it will be priced higher than the Thunderbird 350X which was pegged at Rs 1.64 lakh (ex-showroom).