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User Reviews of Royal Enfield Meteor 350

Overall rating:4.6 / 5319 ratings
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4 months ago by Junaid1,873 views

Ever since I did the leh circuit in ladakh on a royal enfield Himalayan in October 2021, I have been (re)bitten by the motorcycling bug.
I owned a royal enfield bullet (electra 5s) between 2007 and 2019. I did not do any tours/ long rides on it and i used it mainly for office and local commute. Since my office commute during the initial years of the bike was long and i was able to dodge the traffic by leaving home early, i had a wonderful experience riding the bullet.
After a few years, i shifted to driving a car and then started to ride in a tempo traveler for office commute. The utility of the bullet came down drastically due to this. My brother used to ride it more than me and even went on a tour to ladakh with it.
Towards the end, the bullet was demanding a lot of attention for maintenance and repairs and i did not have that kind of time to spend on it. And i had lost the patience to drive it in the start-stop bangalore traffic. I eventually sold the bullet and bought a honda dio as i believed a dio would be enough for the local commute and grocery visits.
The Ladakh trip changed everything. I rode the royal enfield Himalayan in Ladakh and it made me fall in love with bikes again. I realized no scooter would give the kind of elation and joy i felt when driving a bike and a good powerful bike multiplied this exhilaration multifold.
I then wanted to ride a bike again. I looked for and found out about different bike rental companies in bangalore and have rented multiple bikes since my trip to Ladakh. I’ve rented these bikes mostly from royal brothers in bangalore and i’ve rented from twist throttle as well. I used to rent these bikes for a day and ride them for about 200 kms in the outskirts of bangalore in the vicinity of bangalore airport.
i rented the royal enfield meteor 350 (supernova) twice — once from royal brothers, bangalore airport (December 26th, 2021) and previously from royal brothers, Indira nagar (November 4th, 2021).
I got a fairly new bike on rent (a bike which had done 2600 kms) from royal brothers airport and a bike which had done about 21k kms from royal brothers, Indiranagar.
Though the first bike i rented had done about 21k kms and had a fair amount of wear and tear, i enjoyed riding both of them.
What i liked
Among all the bikes I have rented (including the royal enfield himalayan which we rented in ladakh), i have had the most fun and the best highway riding experience on the royal enfield meteor 350.
None of the other bikes had this cruising riding stance and this stance was very comfortable — especially while driving long distances. The seat cushioning supports the tailbone which makes the ride even more comfortable.
The meteor 350 comes with a back rest for the pillion — my family found this as a great support while riding behind me and it made the ride very comfortable for them.
The exhaust sound and the thump of the meteor 350 were awesome. There is a constant seat-of-the-pants feedback from the thump as you ride the bike over these long distances on the highway which keeps you connected to the machine in a way none of the other bikes do.
The throttle response was immediate and linear.
The meteor 350 looks awesome — the colour palette of the meteor range of bikes stand out. No other series of bikes have the colour palette which the meteor 350 range has (other than the re classic 350).
What i disliked
The cruiser riding position takes a while to get used to. City riding in start — stop traffic, especially getting back to the cruiser position after a traffic stop wasn’t a good experience.
A powerful led headlight and a 6th gear for cruising were missing.
At the time of writing this (01/feb/2022) there is a 6 month waiting period if you want to buy the meteor 350.
The mirrors constantly needed correction. They did not remain in place after i had set them. It is definitely a distraction while riding.
The kerb weight of the meteor is about 191 kilos — which is on the heavier side.
Ps: this review is a part of my post 'my motorcycle diaries' on medium where i have discussed what i liked and disliked about several bike's I've rented - https://medium.Com/@asadjunaid_72882/my-motorcycle-diaries-d8e100303133

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  •  5Amazing 1 week ago by Vamsi
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  •  1Parts availability  1 week ago by Rk Singh
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  •  5Reliable & good build quality 1 month ago by Amit Ambekar
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  •  5Legends never gets old 1 month ago by Ashdeep Singh
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    Royal enfield always puts its customers as a priority, and the company is itself a connection to Indian youngsters. Easy-going and smooth procedures overall result in fast delivery.
    Riding experience
    At first, it felt like the old bikes with high vibrations and low torque but it's a completely new evolution with a more refined engine. And now it actually performs well in the high rev range too.
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