Royal Enfield has today launched its all-new Easy Cruiser, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. The Meteor 350 will be available at a starting price of Rs. 1,75,817 for the Fireball, Rs. 1,81,326 for the Stellar, and at Rs. 1,90,536 for the Supernova editions (all ex-showroom Chennai prices). Bookings are now across all dealerships in the country and deliveries for the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 will begin on November 7, 2020.
The Meteor 350 is powered by a 349cc air-oil cooled single-cylinder engine which generates 20.2 bhp and 27 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. The throttle response of the electronic fuel injection has been optimised for dependable starting and effortless, linear acceleration. This engine is mated with a 5-speed gearbox, with fifth gear being an overdrive for stress-free and economical highway cruising, and a 7-plate clutch for easy gear changes in built-up traffic.
The Meteor 350’s twin downtube spline frame has been designed to negotiate smoothly all envirnomens drive. Its low seat height and centre of gravity in combination with its inherent strength and rigidity results in the optimal motorcycling. It has 41mm forks with 130mm of travel and twin tube emulsion shock absorbers with 6-step adjustable preload at the rear. For the bonafide cruiser experience, the footpegs are forward-mounted, with a heel and toe gearshift.
The Meteor 350 has the new TBT (Turn-By-Turn) navigation pod, known as the Royal Enfield Tripper, a highly focused navigation display device for real time directions, built with Google Maps Platform. The Tripper displays the best route to reach a destination using Google Maps’ two-wheeler navigation, a first for any Indian made motorcycle. Paired via the Royal Enfield App to the rider’s smartphone, the Tripper is claimed to give the required level of information to the rider.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 will be available in 3 editions, ? the Fireball, the Stellar and the Supernova. The Meteor 350 Fireball, available in vibrant red or yellow single colour fuel tanks and matching wheel rim lining, features blacked-out cycle parts and engine, which is finished with machined fins. The Stellar, with contemporary red, blue or matt black tanks and matching body components, comes with chrome handlebars and exhaust plus a comfy backrest for the pillion. The top-of-the-line Supernova, finished in dual-tone blue or brown with matching body parts, is detailed with machined wheels, a choice of premium seats and a windscreen.
All editions are fitted with alloy wheels and tubeless tyres as standard. For added comfort and an authentic cruiser appearance, a 100/90 – 19 tyre is used on the front and a 140/70 – 17 at the rear. Braking is the most resolute on a Royal Enfield single to date, with 300mm front and 270mm rear discs and dual channel ABS.
The Meteor 350’s head and tail lights combine the clean, contemporary look of LEDs with a well-sorted Halogen headlamp. Uncluttered handlebar controls and switchgear are premium quality, with rotary power and lighting switches giving a gentle nod to the past.
All three Meteor variants come with a new instrument cluster which combines the timeless elegance of a ‘dancing needle’ analogue speedometer with the functionality of an LCD display for essentials such as gear indicator, fuel gauge, clock and tripmeter. Last but not least, a USB port is discreetly mounted below the handlebars to enable charging on the go.
The Meteor 350 is supported by a suite of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories including functional accessories, such as the passenger backrest, touring screens, luggage options, robust engine and sump guards, as well as classic styling embellishments, including a variety of brushed stainless steel and black powder-coated slip-on silencer options and beautifully crafted touring seats, all of which come with a 3-year warranty. For further individual self-expression, a selection of riding gear, including helmets in complementary colours, t-shirts, and personal accessories have also been developed around the Meteor and cruiser lifestyle.
Also available will be Annual Maintenance Contracts (AMC), extended warranty and roadside assistance. Another digital innovation that accompanies the Meteor 350 launch is the Royal Enfield Mechanic App that offers e-diagnostics for easier, faster and precise diagnosis and resolution of most service needs.