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The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 recently launched in India, with a starting price of Rs 1.75 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). The motorcycle replaces the brand's Thunderbird offering and comes with a host of new changes, updates and added features, along with a brand new engine.
Post the India launch which took place online, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 had a regional unveil at the brand's CVS showroom in Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru. The regional unveil, showcased two of the three variants available, the Fireball and the Supernova. Bookings and test rides for the all-new Royal Enfield Meteor 350 have started, with deliveries said to begin shortly.
The entry-level Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Fireball is said to come with a price tag of Rs 2.18 lakh. Similarly, the fully-loaded top-spec Meteor 350 Supernova is priced at Rs 2.36 lakh. There is also a mid-spec variant called the Meteor 350 Stellar, which retails at Rs 2.25 lakh. All prices mentioned are On-Road (Bengaluru).
The new Meteor 350 comes with a host of new updates, this includes a completely new J-series engine. This comes in the form of a 349cc single-cylinder air-oil cooled SOHC unit, producing 20.2bhp at 6100rpm and 27Nm of peak torque at 4000rpm. It is mated to a standard five-speed gearbox.
Apart from the revamped engine, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 also features a new double-cradle frame chassis. This gives the bike better stability, improving its overall ride and handling characteristics.
To aid this, the Meteor 350 comes with a new suspension setup. This comes in the form of 41mm telescopic forks at the front and a 6-way preload adjustable twin shock absorbers at the rear. Braking on the motorcycle is via a 300mm disc at the front and 260mm disc at the rear, supported by dual-channel ABS as standard.
The motorcycle rides on 19-inch and 17-inch alloy wheels at the front and rear respectively. The tyre profiles include 100/90 section at the front and 140/70 at the rear.
In terms of design, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 now comes with a host of new features. These include circular LED DRLs around the main LED headlamp units, LED tail lights, new ‘Royal Enfield' badging on the fuel tank, new switchgear, a brand new instrument cluster with a digital display, a tripper and most importantly a dual-tone paint scheme — here are all the details.
Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Test Ride Impressions
With test rides for the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 having started, we took the motorcycle out for a quick spin. The new Meteor 350 definitely feels more refined, has little to no vibrations and offers excellent riding ergonomics; all while retaining the iconic Royal Enfield Thump — A detailed review of the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, however, is coming soon, so stay tuned for that!
Thoughts On The New Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Launch In Bengaluru
The new Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is the brand's all-new model in their product lineup. Replacing the Thunderbird 350, the new Meteor rivals the likes of the Honda H'ness CB 350 in the Indian market.