Royal Enfield Meteor 350 spotted, launch soon
Royal Enfield is working to launch a new motorcycle, the Meteor 350, in India in the coming months. In the latest update, the upcoming motorcycle has been spotted sans camouflage, revealing its key design highlights. Going by the reports, the cruiser is likely to replace the Thunderbird 350X model, which has not received the BS6 update till now. Here are more details.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 will come with a similar retro-styled look as the Thunderbird 350X. However, it will sit on a new double-cradle frame and will be based on the company's J-platform. The motorcycle will offer a dual-tone color scheme, triangular side panels with Meteor 350 badging, and body-colored accents around the blacked-out alloy wheels.
Under the hood, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 will draw power from a BS6-compliant 350cc air-cooled fuel-injected engine. However, the power figures of this unit are not known as of now. For reference, the Thunderbird 350X packs a 346cc UCE motor that is capable of producing 19.3PS of maximum power and 28Nm of peak torque.
On the safety front, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 will come equipped with disc brakes on both the ends, along with dual-channel ABS to avoid skidding while braking. The suspension duties on the motorcycle will be taken care of by conventional telescopic forks up front and a mono-shock unit on the rear.
Royal Enfield will launch the Meteor 350 in India in the couple of months. As for the pocket-pinch, the motorcycle will reportedly be priced around Rs. 1.80 lakh. Once launched, it will go up against Benelli Imperiale 400 and JAWA.