The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 cruiser motorcycle will be launched in less than an hour from now. The all-new Royal Enfield motorcycle has already been spied without camouflage multiple times, and here we have a Youtuber who has detailed the Meteor 350 in three different colours: Blue, Red and Matte Black. The Meteor 350 is expected to replace the Thunderbird 350 in Royal Enfield’s cruiser line-up. In terms of pricing, the motorcycle is likely to be slotted into the Rs. 1.6-1.8 lakh bracket, making it more affordable than the recently launched Honda CB350 H’ness. Meanwhile, check out the Meteor 350 in multiple colours in the videos we’ve lined up for you.
The blue coloured Royal Enfield Meteor 350 showcased here is the top-of-the-line Supernova variant. The Meteor 350 will be offered in two other variants: Fireball (base trim) and Stellar (mid trim). The Meteor 350 is based on a new Royal Enfield platform called J. The retro motorcycle will be powered by a 349cc, long stroke four stroke engine with 20.4 Bhp of peak power and 27 Nm of peak torque.
The engine will retain the traditional thump that Royal Enfield singles are known for. The gearbox is a five speed manual affair while fuel injection is standard. Also, Royal Enfield has opted for a single overhead camshaft design for the Meteor 350’s engine, a design that we first saw in the Himalayan and that was followed through with the 650cc parallel twins. This design could boost refinement levels when compare to the unit construction engine’s hydraulic tappet set-up. Expect a smoother riding engine on the Meteor 350.
Another key advancement on the Meteor 350 is the double cradle frame, the likes of which were seen on the Himalayan and the 650 twins. This frame is expected to make the Meteor 350 handle quite sweetly, and isolate vibrations from other parts of the motorcycle. We’re riding the Meteor 350 this weekend and sometime next week, we’ll be able to give you a picture of whether the Meteor 350 is indeed a better handler.
Other crucial bits on the new motorcycle include disc brakes on both wheels, twin channel ABS, projector headlamp, LED day time running lights, alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, split seats, a TFT display in the instrument cluster that will offer Bluetooth connectivity and navigation functions, kicked out footpegs for a relaxed riding position and a backrest to make pillions comfortable. The Meteor 350’s engine is likely to find its way into a range of Royal Enfields including the next-generation Classic and Bullet models. Over to the launch now.