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Royal Enfield Meteor 350

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is a cruiser bike available at a price range of Rs. 2,01,448 - Rs. 2,17,641 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 7 colours. It is powered by a 349 cc BS-VI engine and has a user reported mileage of 35 kmpl. It comes with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement349 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported35 kmpl
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight191 kg

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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Price

VariantPriceSpecifications
Meteor 350 Fireball  2,01,448 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels
Meteor 350 Stellar  2,07,328 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels
Meteor 350 Supernova  2,17,641 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Summary

Meteor 350 key highlights

Engine Capacity 349 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 35 kmpl
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 191 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres
Seat Height 765 mm

About Meteor 350

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is a cruiser bike available at a starting price of Rs. 2,01,448 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 7 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 2,17,641. The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is powered by 349cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 20.2 bhp and a torque of 27 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Royal Enfield Meteor 350 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Meteor 350 bike weighs 191 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 15 liters.

The Meteor 350 is the first motorcycle from Royal Enfield’s new J platform. This bike replaced the famous Thunderbird but also managed to attract a new set of buyers. In fact, in order to cater to a wide range of buyers, Royal Enfield launched the Meteor 350 in three variants - all priced differently.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Colours & Design
The Meteor 350 is sold in seven colours - yellow, red, blue, stellar red, black, brown and blue. The overall styling resembles the Thunderbird; it is now more modern and looks much nicer. The brand has used lots of curvy design elements to make it look like a modern cruiser. Plus, there are so many accessories on offer that increase the overall appeal of the bike.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Mileage & Performance
The Meteor 350 returns a good 40 kmpl in the city but on the highway, this figure drops to around 350 kmpl. The Meteor 350 gets its power from a BS6-compliant 349 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, long-stroke motor. Linked to a new five-speed gearbox, the engine makes 20.2 bhp of power and 27 Nm of peak torque.The torque delivery is almost flat making it super easy to ride on the highway and city. Plus, the combination of light clutch and smooth gearshifts makes the riding experience more fun and comfortable.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Features & Specifications
The Meteor 350 gets a modern semi-digital instrument cluster. There’s also a navigation system that can be used via the Bluetooth-feature. Dual channel-ABS is standard and so is LED drls. The suspension tasks on the new Meteor 350 are handled by telescopic forks at the front and twin-sided shock absorbers at the back. The anchoring setup comprises single discs on both wheels.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Alternatives
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 goes against the Honda CB350, Jawa Standard, Benelli Imperiale 400. But when it comes to design, features and ride experience, the Honda CB350 comes the closest. The rest two bikes are just aesthetically more pleasing.
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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • 350cc engine has good mid-range torque
    • Gets navigation system
    • Comfortable for long and city rides
  • Could be Better

    • Needs higher cruising speed
    • Some vibes at higher revs
    • Top-end variant is a bit expensive

BikeWale's Take

The Meteor 350 is a perfect bike for someone who wants to do every day commuting and at the same time wants to do long distance on weekends. It offers good comfort, features and performance. Plus, with new design and vibrant colours, it looks enticing too. But the engine has some minor vibes. Plus, the bike should be doing 100kmph comfortable cruising.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Review

So is the new Meteor 350 a game-changer? And does it live up to the hype? In a bid to find out, we tested the motorcycle extensively on highways and in the city, and here is what we came back with.

Introduction

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Left Side View

Pros: Offers comfortable seating, Gets modern features, Has good build quality

Cons: Clutch pull could be lighter, Has vibes at higher revs

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird was the go-to bike for customers who preferred something more comfortable, touring-friendly, and different than the Classic. But the cruiser-style motorcycle came with its own set of flaws- it wasn’t very slick in the city or boasted of many features. Apart from needing to upgrade the Thunderbird, Royal Enfield also needed something new to completely reinvigorate the brand image. And the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is a result of that need. But the Meteor 350 isn’t just a regular update to the Thunderbird, it is a whole new motorcycle.

So is the new Meteor 350 a game-changer? And does it live up to the hype? In a bid to find out, we tested the motorcycle extensively on highways and in the city, and here is what we came back with. 

Quality

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Right Front Three Quarter

But before getting into the details, let’s take a step back to look at the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. It does look familiar, doesn’t it? This design makes it inconspicuous and almost like a custom-built Thunderbird. While it might go widely unnoticed, the bright, dual-tone Supernova Blue colour does grab eyeballs. 

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Tail Light

The few visual elements that differentiate the Meteor from the Thunderbird is the chrome badging on the tank (only on the top-spec variant) and the round tail lamp. The headlamp is different too and features a halogen light with LED DRL instead of the projector on the Thunderbird.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Fuel Tank

Look closer and you’ll notice the rich metallic flakes on the colour that lends a premium appeal to the Meteor 350. While the fit, finish, and build of most components is a huge leap from the Thunderbird, the same can’t be said for the handlebar grips and new switchgear that seem to lack top-quality look and feel. 

Comfort

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 switchgears

Speaking of switchgear, the new unit comprises of these push toggle switches that are a welcome change to the eyes. However, it is slightly difficult to reach and would require you to let go of the grips to operate. While the right switchgear with the ignition is a smart move, placing the pass switch like a toggle isn’t. It took me a couple of days getting used to as I ended up pressing the info button positioned ahead instead, more times than I can remember. 

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Left Side View

And this is the only niggle in the Meteor 350’s haven of comfort. Once you get on the large and well-accommodating seat, you’d be welcomed by a natural riding position thanks to the wide and slightly pulled back handlebars and the slightly forward-set footpegs. While the riding ergonomics is good enough for taller individuals, the low seat height of 765mm makes the Meteor 350 a perfect fit for short riders as well. The Supernova variant comes with a backrest as standard that adds to overall comfort levels but can be intrusive for a larger pillion.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Engine From Right

Now, one of the biggest improvements in comfort comes from the Meteor 350's heavily revised engine. While we will get to how it performs shortly, its major highlight is the reduction in vibrations- which has greatly improved as compared to the older engine. Further adding to comfort levels is the pliant suspension setup that glides over minor undulations and manages to absorb larger bumps with ease. And with a pillion on board, the Meteor 350’s suspension feels even more settled and plush.   

Performance

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Right Side View

So yes, let’s shift focus to the new 348cc, air-cooled engine that gets vast improvements to its internals. Push the toggle ignition and the Meteor greets you with a thumping exhaust note. While it doesn’t have the traditional ‘dug-dug’ that you’d expect, the exhaust note has more bass than the Classic 350. You can hear what it sounds like in our YouTube video.

Anyway, the Meteor strives to be refined from the word go but has a slight buzz on the footpegs all through the rev band. But don't get me wrong, these vibes are not intrusive in the slightest. Now, the engine churns out 20.2bhp and 27Nm which isn't much different from what the Thunderbird or Classic 350 offers and neither are these numbers explosive on paper or on the road.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Front View

And that's because Royal Enfield has tuned the Meteor keeping in mind new riders and customers that would be upgrading from smaller displacement motorcycles. In that sense, the Meteor 350 is friendly and the throttle feels light and crisp. While the clutch pull could surely be lighter, the gearshifts all through the five-speed transmission are precise and butter smooth. On the highway, the Meteor is completely in its element and can cruise at 90-100kmph effortlessly. The inclusion of the large windscreen upfront works wonders too.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Right Rear Three Quarter

But it is in the city that the Meteor shows its advantage over the Thunderbird. Its new frame, dynamic riding position, and well-setup suspension work together to make the Meteor 350 a nimble motorcycle to ride. Sifting the motorcycle through traffic is easy despite its 191kg kerb weight. It is also surprisingly easy to move the bike around although we found putting it on the main stand a bit of a task. As for braking, the dual-disc setup with dual-channel ABS offers a decent feel but could do with more biting power, especially at the front. 

Technology

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Instrument Cluster

Stepping up their game, Royal Enfield has fitted the Meteor 350 with a Bluetooth-enabled secondary display that offers turn-by-turn navigation. The colour display is light sensitive and works once you connect to the smartphone app and enter the destination.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Instrument Cluster

To the left of this display is the main instrument cluster that is well-read out and appealing to look at. It features an analogue speedometer with a round digital display that provides info like gear position, two trip meters, service due indicator, clock as well as a semi-circle shaped fuel gauge. And while the projector headlamp from the Thunderbird has been swapped for a halogen unit, it offers excellent illumination. 

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Head Light

Fuel Efficiency

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Right Side View

Answering the most important question, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 returned an average of around 30kmpl on the highway. Whereas, on our city test route, it managed to return an impressive 32.6kmpl.

This is a decent increase over the Thunderbird 350 which returned 29.3kmpl during our test. Nevertheless, combining the Meteor 350’s fuel-efficiency figures with its 15-litre fuel tank means you have a range of around 470kms on a single full tank. Pretty touring-friendly indeed!  

Our Take

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Right Front Three Quarter

Now, Royal Enfield has priced the Meteor 350 at nearly Rs 1.76 lakh for the entry-level Fireball variant. The top-spec Supernova version that you see here fully kitted with a windscreen, backrest, and dual-tone colour will set you back by Rs 1.91 lakh. 

So is the Meteor 350 well-priced? It surely is. As compared to the Classic 350's pricing, the Meteor costs a premium of around Rs 6,000. This is a nominal increase considering the major improvements to its ride quality, additional equipment, and appeal that the new Meteor 350 offers. Moreover, it is also more affordable than the Honda H’ness CB350 which starts at Rs 1.85 lakh, and the Benelli Imperiale 400 which costs Rs 1.99 lakh. (all prices, ex-showroom)

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Left Rear Three Quarter

So, as a product, the Meteor 350 is definitely a game-changer for Royal Enfield and a worthy replacement for the Thunderbird. It has refreshed the brand’s image and has also given us an insight into what the future looks like for the brand.

And as a motorcycle, the Meteor 350 has addressed the shortcomings of not only the Thunderbird but the Classic as well. It is also accessible to a wide audience thanks to its low seat height, friendly performance, and appealing design. Although, with lesser vibes from the engine, more pillion comfort, and a slightly higher cruising speed, the Meteor 350 would be a complete package.

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 mileage

As reported by Meteor 350 owners, the real mileage of Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is 35 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of Meteor 350 is 32 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 20.2 bhp @ 6,100 rpm

    Max Torque 27 Nm @ 4,000 rpm

    Cooling System Air/Oil Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 349 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 72 mm

    Stroke 85.8 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 2

    Compression Ratio 9.5:1

    Ignition Digital

    Spark Plugs 2 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 4 Up

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 525 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 32.9 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 35 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 300 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 140/70 - 17 - 66P

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 270 mm

    Calliper Type Front - 2 Piston, Rear - Single Piston Caliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 100/90 - 19 - 57P

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 32 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 32 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 32 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 36 psi

    Front Suspension Telescopic, 41mm forks, 130mm travel

    Rear Suspension Twin tube emulsion shock absorbers with 6-step adjustable preload

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 191 kg

    Overall Length 2,140 mm

    Overall Width 845 mm

    Wheelbase 1,400 mm

    Ground Clearance 170 mm

    Seat Height 765 mm

    Overall Height 1,140 mm

    Chassis Type Twin Downtube Spine Frame

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 3 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 30000 Kilometers

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Yes

Low Battery IndicatorNo

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation Yes

USB charging port Yes

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Analogue

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer No

Stand Alarm No

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12 V - 0.7 kW

Battery12 V - 8 Ah VRLA

Headlight TypeHalogen

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail light

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresTripper Navigation

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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 User Reviews

4.6 271 ratings 89 reviews
  • 4

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  • 4

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  • 4

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  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

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  • 4

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  •  3Not a Royal Experience 3 days ago by Arvind Nair

    Buying experience was worst as the wait time post booking took seven and half months post sales when approached for servicing the customer handling by the service centre were zero. I had done my initial 02 free service and both servicing experience were worst as custome

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  5Why a meteor 3 days ago by Pratik, Sasaram

    Its a perfect cruiser and quite suitable for every member in family it has good torque and unique character its very affordable and sales and service reach is pretty exceptional its engine is refined a lot than previous model and instruments console is very functional a

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      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      33 kmpl

  •  5Royal Enfield Meteor 350 review 5 days ago by Jay Kewlani

    Buying experience was great. Awesome power a good 350cc bike it always feels like royal whenever i ride it eye catchy Good looks performance wise good 100-110 speed on highway no pressure feels on bike Good service maintenance a little high. Best 3500cc bike under 2.50

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    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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  •  1Not a royal experience 1 week ago by Utkarsh, Patna

    A bit too expensive and is missing on features like higher cruising speed, 6th gear , requires higher maintenance than its rivals. The ride is comfortable but you can feel vibrations past 90-100. Also the consistent increase in prices will hamper the reputation re has b

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  5Best 350 Royal Enfield's Cruiser 3 weeks ago by Thejesh

    Royal Enfield customer experience is the best. Their priorities are customers. When it comes to riding experience, its has the most comfortable riding position. Stiffer riding. Bike struggles after 120 km/h. Great road presence. Maintenance we'll have accept the expense

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      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

  •  4Great bike definitely recommend to anyone who wants a cruiser 3 weeks ago by Tanmay Tikekar, Pune

    This is a very good bike, especially for long distance touring. I have been on two rides of 300+ km on it so far, and it has really shone through it. The only problem i have is that with the old classic, which i also owned, the sweet spot for touring was at 80 kph. You

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    • Ridden for

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    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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FAQs about Royal Enfield Meteor 350

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in 2022?

    A: The 2022 on-road price of Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in Delhi is Rs. 2,27,081. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: What is the actual mileage of Royal Enfield Meteor 350?

    A: According to the user reported data, Royal Enfield Meteor 350 gives an average mileage of 35 kmpl.
  • Q: Which is better Royal Enfield Meteor 350 or Yezdi Roadster?

    A: Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is priced at Rs. 2,01,448, has a 349 cc 5 Speed Manual engine, and weighs 191 kg, whereas, the price of Yezdi Roadster is Rs. 2,00,161 with a 334 cc 6 Speed Manualengine, and weighing 184 kg. You can compare Royal Enfield Meteor 350 vs Yezdi Roadster based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Royal Enfield Meteor 350?

    A: Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is available in 7 colours which are Fireball Yellow, Fireball Red, Blue Metallic, Black Matte, Red Metallic, Brown and Blue Dual-Tone. You can check all the colour images of Royal Enfield Meteor 350.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Royal Enfield Meteor 350?

    A: Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is a Cruiser bike that weighs 191 kg, has a 349 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 15 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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New Royal Enfield Classic 350 Vs Meteor 350 Review | Better Commuter, Tourer Bike To Buy? | BikeWale

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In this video, Vikrant Singh tells you which is the better motorcycle to buy - the all-new Royal Enfield Classic 350 or the upstart Royal Enfield Meteor 350? But, that's not all. We also tell you which is the better bike to buy when it comes to commuting, touring and hauling the pillion. 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 Price in India (Ex-Showroom Delhi) Classic 350 Redditch Edition - Rs 1.84 Lakh Classic 350 Halcyon Edition - Rs...

In this video, Vikrant Singh tells you which is the better motorcycle to buy - the all-new Royal Enfield Classic 350 or the upstart Royal Enfield Meteor 350? But, that's not all. We also tell you which is the better bike to buy when it comes to commuting, touring and hauling the pillion. 2021 Royal Enfield Classic 350 Price in India (Ex-Showroom Delhi) Classic 350 Redditch Edition - Rs 1.84 Lakh Classic 350 Halcyon Edition - Rs 1.93 Lakh Classic 350 Signals Edition - Rs 2.04 Lakh Classic 350 Dark Edition - Rs 2.11 Lakh Classic 350 Chrome Edition - Rs 2.15 Lakh 2021 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Price in India (Ex-Showroom Delhi) Meteor 350 Fireball - Rs 1.92 Lakh Meteor 350 Stellar - Rs 1.98 Lakh Meteor 350 Supernova - Rs 2.08 Lakh

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