Royal Enfield finally launched the much awaited Meteor 350 cruiser bike today. Long ago, however, Royal Enfield was supposed to launch this Meteor 350 bike as a replacement for the Thunderbird 350X. But due to corona lockdown and supply chain problems, it was delayed. The Meteor 350 comes in three variants – Fireball, Stellar, and Supernova.
Pricing of Meteor 350
The entry level Fireball model is priced at Rs 1,75,625. On the other hand, Stellar and Supernova models are priced at Rs 1,61,342 and Rs 1,90,536 respectively. The three variants are similar in terms of specifications and features. However, the exterior and some components have given the three models uniqueness. The cheapest Meteor 350 Fireball model will be available in Fireball Red and Fireball Yellow, Meteor 350 Steller in Red Metallic, Black Matte, and Blue Metallic colors, and the most expensive Meteor 350 Supernova variant in Brown and Blue dual-tone paint schemes.
Meteor 350 Specification & features
This Royal Enfield bike has a 350 cc engine. This air-cooled single cylinder engine is capable of producing a maximum of 20.5 PS of power and up to 26 Nm of torque. It will be a long stroke engine to ensure the supply of increased torque at low rpm. The engine will have a five-speed gearbox 8 As a suspension setup, the bike has a telescopic fork at the front and a twin shark observer at the rear. The bike has two wheels with single disc brakes and will come with dual channel ABS.
All three variants will have Tripper Navigation System as standard. This navigation is actually the official name of Royal Enfield’s Bluetooth enabled GPS system, which will show turn-by-turn navigation. This navigation feature can be accessed via a dedicated application on the smartphone via Bluetooth.
In terms of styling, the Thunderbird 350X is similar to the Meteor 350 model. It comes with LED taillights, teardrop fuel tanks, round headlights with LED DRL, alloy wheels, split seats, semi-digital instrument clusters.
Its twin pod digital analog instrument cluster consists of an analog speedometer and a digital LCD screen. This LCD screen features odometer, dual tripmeter, time, fuel graph bar, service reminder, gear position indicator and echo mode indicator.