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User Reviews of Royal Enfield Meteor 350

Overall rating:4.6 / 5268 ratings
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Good with a few flaws

4 months ago by Pavan2,038 views

I wanted to replace my thunderbird with my newly booked Meteor 350. Booking was done online, after watching numerous videos about the bike. The tentative date for delivery was 17/06/2021. Expected an early delivery like within 2 to 3 months, but the pandemic and lockdown ensured that the delivery got delayed by more than 2 months. Finally got the delivery on 02/09/2021. In the mean time the price had gone up by 20000 Rs for my configuration. The delivery after arrival of the bike to the showroom took 1 week for completion of all formalities. It was a pleasant experience at the showroom. But the waiting and price hikes did not make the buying experience good.
Royal Enfield has come a long way in improving the fit and finish of their bikes. The tank is beautifully designed and looks nice from both the sides and from the top. The wide rear fender and the 140 section tire added to the bulky look of the bike. The multi reflector headlight with the DRL ring added a modern touch. I personally did not like the rear tail light and indicator complex. Looks a little awkward to me. The meter console comes with all necessary info but I missed the tachometer
The bike is very comfortable to ride, no complaints about that. I'm 5.7 and an average built guy and I find the ergonomics and seating posture perfect. The exhaust note is pleasant and not loud. The bike lacks the normal vibrations. Although it is 191 kg, it is very well managed with low center of gravity and we hardly feel it. It is quiet nimble and riding in city traffic is a breeze. The braking is good and the bike stops as planned with no surprises.
The first service cost me 1060 rs and was prompt. No complaints about that.
Pros would be that it a really comfortable bike with adequate power for daily commute and touring.
On the other hand the refinement of engine is still not as expected and there are some odd knocking noises from it that some times concern me.
The waiting period is painfully long.
And finally the tripper app needs to be improved. There is no provision for pre determined starting point and destinations like on google maps. Also no multiple route options as on google maps.
They could have provided led indicators.

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  • Got mileage of

    35 kmpl

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  •  1Not a royal experience  1 day ago by Utkarsh
    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...
    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 build over years. The bike is an awesome machine but the competitors won’t go unnoticed.
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      > 1 yr

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      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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  •  5Best 350 Royal Enfield's Cruiser 1 week 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...
    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.
    Overall it is a VFM bike.
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      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

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      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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  • 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 ...
    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 could sit on 80 kph all day with no major vibrations, the engine didnt feel stressed. In the meteor, the sweet spot is around 70 kph. If you pull it to 80+ the engine starts to feel like it doesnt want to go that fast. So this bike is definitely not for speed freaks (but then what royal enfield bike is?), but for those who want a classy, super comfortable, relaxed touring experience, i would definitely recommend this bike.
    Mileage around 30-33.
    Build quality is excellent.
    Looks are subjective, i think the classic looks better, but meteor doesnt look bad either.
    One major con is that the pillion footrest is a major pain. I am 5 ft 10 inch, and for me the pillion footrest is an absolute no-no. I dont know how it would feel for a shorter person, but it gave me cramps. The rider's seat and footrests are super comfortable, but the pillion footrests are a real pain.
    Overall, would definitely recommend, especially if you are not a speed freak and want a comfortable ride.
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  •  5Combo of beast and beauty 3 weeks ago by Sharique Ahmed Khan
    Combination of beast and beauty. Love to ride this bike...It's as smooth as butter. Balance and comfort is super awesome. Eye-catching machine. Made like a gun. This time royal enfield truly nailed it. Some of the parts is not of metal. Thank you...
    Combination of beast and beauty.
    Love to ride this bike...It's as smooth as butter.
    Balance and comfort is super awesome.
    Eye-catching machine.
    Made like a gun.
    This time royal enfield truly nailed it.
    Some of the parts is not of metal.
    Thank you
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    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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  •  5Loved it. 3 weeks ago by Hrishikesh Tamuli
    Buy it if you want a comfortable and powerful bike with great torque. I'd suggest you buy either the stellar or supernova because the fireball do not have a backrest from buying. You'll have to install it later at your own cost. This bike comes with an approx. Of 2 mont...
    Buy it if you want a comfortable and powerful bike with great torque.
    I'd suggest you buy either the stellar or supernova because the fireball do not have a backrest from buying. You'll have to install it later at your own cost.
    This bike comes with an approx. Of 2 months waiting so be cautious while deciding to buy it though if you are in an urgent need to buy a bike.
    The riding experience is awesome. It is so comfortable to ride. No matter what you're height is, you're gonna absolutely love its handle height and seat placement.
    The looks from the front are killer. Though the side view while its on full stand is a quite average id say.
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    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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  •  5This bike is a beauty 1 month ago by Saurav
    I got the bike for 234000.I loved the bike it's color and everything about it! i can't believe the mileage i got. I went on a trip from Dehradun to Badrinath and got a mileage of 39.9 kmpl. I had not expected that. The bike is comfortable and the experience is amazing. ...
    I got the bike for 234000.I loved the bike it's color and everything about it! i can't believe the mileage i got. I went on a trip from Dehradun to Badrinath and got a mileage of 39.9 kmpl. I had not expected that.
    The bike is comfortable and the experience is amazing. At first service I was charged 1600 Rs.
    The only thing i am concerned is that it should have a good and cool windshield type thing because naked odometer looks somewhat not much cool.
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      6 months-1 yr

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    • Got mileage of

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  •  2High price according to performance.  1 month ago by Atul Anthony Dass
    Too much heating ,Top speed below 105 km/l o express highway. Bogus back 500 classic bullet is a real bullet....
    Too much heating ,Top speed below 105 km/l o express highway. Bogus back 500 classic bullet is a real bullet.
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      Never owned

    • Got mileage of

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  •  5Royal Enfield Meteor 350 review 1 month ago by Dhruv Patel
    I am riding metor 350 since 3 to 4 months, this is amazing experience in the bike. Bike is camper to Harley Davidson but this bike is best for tourists and adwencheres and students, this is amazing site for buying a new bike....
    I am riding metor 350 since 3 to 4 months, this is amazing experience in the bike. Bike is camper to Harley Davidson but this bike is best for tourists and adwencheres and students, this is amazing site for buying a new bike.
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  •  5My bumblebee 2 months ago by Vedant
    I booked this bike in December 2020, and got the delivery in the month of April. ( a long waiting time). Got the bike in a fireball yellow colour, and named the beast bumblebee. This is my first 350 cc bike have mostly driven smaller more nubile bikes like the ns200 and...
    I booked this bike in December 2020, and got the delivery in the month of April. ( a long waiting time). Got the bike in a fireball yellow colour, and named the beast bumblebee. This is my first 350 cc bike have mostly driven smaller more nubile bikes like the ns200 and the duke 200.So was a bit skeptic about this bike but the bike is a absolute bliss.
    An royal enfield with all the modern accessories and almost zero vibrations is a dream come true for many youngsters who want the best of both worlds. Have done some short trips in and around Maharashtra as well as use it for my daily commute, the bike breezes through highways or city conditions.
    The handling is very easy even being around 200 kgs in weight as well as big in dimensions, have also underwent with two free services with royal enfield as per the specified timelines.
    Really looking forward to some great rides now that the country is fully coming out of the restrictions now, to new rides and new dreams !!! cheers.
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  •  5RE is redefined 2 months ago by Aritra
    1. Buying experience was quite a nightmare for me. I booked this bike in 26th November, 2020 and received it on 9th March, 2021 after 3months and 2 weeks. The waiting time was 3 months at that time and I had to launch a complaint to RE in order to get the delivery. The ...
    1. Buying experience was quite a nightmare for me. I booked this bike in 26th November, 2020 and received it on 9th March, 2021 after 3months and 2 weeks. The waiting time was 3 months at that time and I had to launch a complaint to RE in order to get the delivery.
    The showroom people were quite helpful during this process though.
    2. The riding experience is just amazing. The gear shifts are so smooth and then the new J-series engine from RE. The handling might get a little troublesome in city traffic because of its weight. But in highways it is awesome.
    3. I fall in love with this bike with the first look of it. The excellent cruiser design with comfortable seats made it an excellent choice for me. The seat is low so I guess it would be good with shorter riders too.
    I am a little disappointed with the mileage since I am getting around 30 km/l. But that could be explained by my riding style.
    I rode this bike on smooth highways and rough roads. The reliability with this is great. Makes you confident while riding.
    The navigation system is powered by Google Map and works perfectly and without any lag or issue. Very much helpful to commute in unknown roadways.
    4. Servicing and maintenance will cost you a little more compared to the bikes at 2-2.3 lakhs. RE has costly parts. I did not perform a paid servicing yet so cannot say about that. In first 2 services, I had to pay 1.8k and 600 respectively. The second one includes a brake pad that was gone.
    5. I would like to talk about some cons.
    a. The mirror is of cheaper quality and tend to move around a lot. You need to adjust is constantly.
    b. Front wheel mudguard is made of plastic which should have been metal. It is one deflection from RE perfection.
    c. The last one is the light. Instead of the halogen headlamp, a LED one would be appreciated.
    To conclude, I must say it is a value for money bike. Of course there is some con and someone is not happy about it. But, one cannot get everything in life at one place. So, peace out.
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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      30 kmpl

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