- Will use wire-spoke wheels
- Will comply with E20 fuel
- Launch details unavailable yet
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is expected to receive an upgrade soon, and a test mule has revealed updated hardware on the motorcycle. Here, we tell you everything that we know about the updated Royal Enfield Meteor 350.
What changes will the upcoming Royal Enfield Meteor 350 get?
The changes to the updated model will mostly remain visual, and the upcoming Royal Enfield Meteor 350 will feature more chrome parts, unlike the existing model. The headlamp and engine casing, for example, get a chrome finish, as against the blacked-out components on the current model. Then, the front fender received an extension to protect the engine from mud. Notably, the test mule was spotted with wire-spoke wheels as against the alloy units on the current model. These will be sold alongside the alloy wheels that are already available on the current Meteor 350.
Will the styling of the upcoming Royal Enfield Meteor 350 be different?
The changes to the upcoming model will be limited to the addition of chrome elements and wire-spoke wheels. Meanwhile, the motorcycle will retain the styling of the existing model, and thus it will sport a round headlight, a curvy fuel tank with a chrome filler cap, split-style seats, and a side-slung exhaust. Then, similar to the current model, the upcoming Meteor 350 will carry single-tone and dual-tone paint options. The higher variants will benefit from additional components such as a windscreen and a pillion backrest.
What will be the mechanical specifications of the upcoming Royal Enfield Meteor 350?
The mechanical specifications will remain unaltered, and the upcoming Royal Enfield Meteor 350 will retain the 349cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 20.2bhp and 27Nm. However, this motor will now come with E20 fuel compatibility in which the fuel uses a blend of 20 per cent of ethanol. The engine will come mated to a five-speed gearbox.
What hardware will the upcoming Royal Enfield Meteor 350 use?
The hardware changes will be limited to the addition of wire-spoke wheels. These would carry the same layout as the alloy units. However, the wire-spoke wheels will be shod in tube-type tyres instead of tubeless units on the existing model. Meanwhile, the suspension setup on the upcoming Meteor 350 will include telescopic front forks and twin-sided rear springs. The braking tasks will most likely be handled by disc brakes on both wheels, while the safety net will comprise a dual-channel ABS. It will be interesting to see if Royal Enfield introduces a single-channel ABS variant of this motorcycle for a relatively lower price tag.
What are the launch details of the upcoming Royal Enfield Meteor 350?
The company is yet to make an official announcement about the launch date of the upcoming Royal Enfield Meteor 350. However, we expect this model to arrive in the coming weeks, alongside the E20 fuel-compliant motorcycles from the Chennai-based manufacturer. Currently, the top-end Supernova variant of the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is available at Rs. 2.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Images of current model for representation only