Royal Enfield Thrills Urban Riders with New Meteor 350

Nov 24, 2020 View Comments by

Royal Enfield has launched its new Meteor 350 to its home market in India. With a North American introduction slated for spring 2021, Royal Enfield’s new machine looks to bring comfort and high performance to urban riders.

Carrying over the Meteor title of Royal Enfield’s classic ‘50s machine, the new bike maintains the company’s traditional styling cues while incorporating modern technology.

“The development and refinement—such as the mechanical components, fittings, and finish—has yielded a truly top-class, modern motorcycle, while retaining the Meteor 350’s Royal Enfield DNA,” the manufacturer said in a statement.

The all-new Meteor 350 comes with a fuel-injected, air/oil-cooled single-cylinder engine with 349cc. The OEM says the engine—designed with a balancer shaft—puts out 20.2 hp and 19 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.

The bike’s downtube spline frame, combined with a low seat high and center of gravity, have been designed for confident riding on city roads in all conditions. For suspension, the Meteor features 41mm forks with 130mm of travel in the front, while in the rear the motorcycle sports tube emulsion shock absorbers with six-steps adjustable preload.

The suspension system is accompanied by alloy wheels and tubeless tires, 19 inches in the front and 17 in the back. To stop the bike, Royal Enfield has opted for 300mm front and 270mm rear discs and dual-channel ABS.

The classically styled head and tail lamps house contemporary LED lights to illuminate the road. The classic look is continued on the rotary power and lighting switched, part of the clean-designed handlebar controls and switchgear.

Additional controls—namely a heel and toe gearshift—are found on the forward-mounted footpegs.

The bike will be available in three different trims, which the OEM calls the Fireball, the Stellar and the Supernova.

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