Royal Enfield has announced the launch of its new motorcycle, the Meteor 350 in the Indian market. The Meteor 350 will be available in three variants – Rs 1,75,817 for the Fireball, Rs 1,81,326 for the Stellar, and Rs 1,90,536 for the Supernova edition (all ex-showroom, Chennai). The bookings for the motorcycle are now open and the deliveries should commence soon. Here we list the top five highlights of the new Royal Enfield Meteor 350.
The styling cues are inspired by the Thunderbird 350X, and thus the new Meteor 350 features a quintessential cruiser stance. The feature list on the motorcycle comprise of a round headlight with LED DRL, an LED taillight, a semi-digital instrument cluster, a peanut-shaped fuel tank, split-style seats, pulled back handlebar, and a swooping rear fender.
Variants and Colours
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 will be available in three variants – Fireball, Stellar, and Supernova. The Fireball version is available in vibrant red or yellow fuel tanks with matching wheel rim tapes, blacked-out cycle parts and engine. The Stellar version gets contemporary red, blue or matt black tanks and matching body components along with chrome handlebar and exhaust. The Stellar variant also benefits from a backrest for the pillion. The top-of-the-line Supernova edition features dual-tone blue or brown paint with matching body parts, machined wheels, a choice of premium seats and a windscreen.
The new Meteor 350 is the first Royal Enfield motorcycle to pack a Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster with a turn-by-turn navigation system. The new turn-by-turn navigation pod, christened as the Royal Enfield Tripper, has been built with the Google Maps platform. The setup works with the Royal Enfield smartphone application. The instrument cluster features a semi-digital layout that comprises of an LCD screen and an analogue speedometer. The safety net on the Meteor 350 includes a dual-channel ABS.
The new Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is powered by a BS6-compliant 349cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, long-stroke engine that features a balancer shaft. The motor is linked to a newly developed five-speed gearbox and it produces 20.2bhp and 27Nm.
The suspension setup on the new Meteor 350 includes 41mm telescopic front forks and six-step adjustable twin-sided rear shock absorbers. The stopping power comes from a 300mm disc at the front and a 270mm rotor at the back while the safety net includes a dual-channel ABS. The alloy wheels are wrapped in 100/90-19 front and 140/70-17 rear tyres.