The Eicher-owned British motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield extends its leg in the European automotive market with its Meteor 350. After the launch in the Indian market in November, Royal Enfield Meteor is available in various international markets. The latest being in Great Britain.
Talking specifically about the international motorcycle market Royal Enfield Meteor is already present in Thailand and America. Also with the new launch in Europe, it gets even better. After all, Royal Enfield is one of the Indian brands that boast of selling its motorcycles overseas.
Royal Enfield Meteor 350
The manufacturer got an exceptional response in the domestic and the market abroad. Hence, they decided to take a step further and expand their business.
The secret behind the Meteor 350’s Success
You may ponder that the Meteor 350 looks similar to the Thunderbird 350. But let me tell you, from the chassis to the engine, everything is newly designed for this cruiser. The new Royal Enfield Meteor 350 gets a new dual cradle chassis that helps to give the motorcycle added rigidity, also it helps minimize vibrations.
Talking about vibes, engine assembly was one of the major flaws from the previous 350cc motorcycle. And the company is happy to report that the bike gets an additional counterbalancer shaft that controls a lot of the vibrations.
This Royal Enfield first time also gets the Tripper Navigation which offers turn by turn direction updates, which is super handy.
The new 350cc Power Train
Royal Enfield Meteor 350 gets a brand new 350cc engine that is more powerful, efficient and is really tractable. Making it that all-round package for the rider. The numbers say for themselves as the motor generates 20.2bhp of max power and 27Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox, that is surly versatile when ambling in the city and also while cruising on the highway.
Price and Rivals
Let’s put some light on the surprise. The prices for Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in Great Britain starts at GBP 3,749 that translates to about ₹3.70 lakhs (Current Exchange Rate). Also, all the three variants are launched these include, Fireball, Stellar, and Supernova. Talking about the rivals, here in India the motorcycle pitches new Honda H’ness CB350 and Benelli Imperiale 400. It’s cousin Classic 350 also joins its rivals which may get an update in the Q1 of 2021.