Royal Enfield in currently the oldest two wheeler manufacturer not just in India but, in the world. They are popular among motorcyclist for their retro looks. Royal Enfield has number of models in their portfolio and one of the most popular among them is the RE Classic 350. It is one of the most sold motorcycle from the brand. Royal Enfield had recently launched their all-new cruiser motorcycle Meteor in the market. It directly competes with Honda CB350 H’Ness and Jawa motorcycles in the segment. Royal Enfield Meteor was launched in the market as a replacement for Thunderbird and Thunderbird X. Now here we have a render image that shows RE Meteor would look like, if it were to be launched as an electric motorcycle.
The render images have been shared by IAB on their website. The Electric motorcycle is based on Royal Enfield’s latest motorcycle Meteor. Royal Enfield is also working on an all electric motorcycle for Indian market but, it is currently in its early stages. The Render image shared shows that the Electric version of Royal Enfield Meteor 350 has the same design as the regular motorcycle. It carries the same retro modern looks that satisfies both young and older generation.
The electric motorcycle is based on the base variant fireball which does not get windshield or pillion backrest. The motorcycle retains round headlamp with a angel ring LED light with turn indicators on both the sides. It gets alloy wheels, tubeless tyres and single pod instrument cluster with a tripper meter. The fuel tank gets a blue and white paint job. The design on the tank is similar to what we have seen in Interceptor 650 motorcycles. The blue highlights are also seen on the alloy wheels.
The area where normally, the engine of the Meteor is seen has been completely revised. It now gets a large battery and electric motor that drives the rear wheels. It uses a belt drive system to reduce noise. The artist has also added an EV badge right next to Meteor on the side panels. This and the large electric motor and battery case differentiates it from regular Meteor.
In comparison to the petrol version of Meteor 350, the electric version will be a lot more heavier because of the electric motor and batteries. The frame on the motorcycle will have to be reinforced so that the bike can handle the weight properly. Overall, the electric version of the Meteor 350 looks neat. Meteor 350 is an all-new motorcycle. It is the first motorcycle from Royal Enfield’s stable to use their new J-Platform. Even though, the design of Meteor 350 resembles with older Thunderbird, it is an all-new motorcycle.
The engine for example is a brand new unit with counter balancer shaft which makes it refined than other 350-cc engine from the manufacturer. It also offers the tripper meter which when paired with the phone via Bluetooth shows turn by turn navigation. An updated version of this tripper meter with notification bar is also being planned for RE 650 twins.
RE Meteor 350 is available in three variants – Fireball, Stellar and Supernova. They are all powered by a 349-cc, single cylinder, fuel injected engine that generates 20.2 Bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque. The prices for RE Meteor starts at Rs 1.75 lakh, ex-showroom and go up to Rs 1.91 lakh, ex-showroom.