Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal
Royal Enfield, part of Eicher Motors launched the much-awaited all-new cruiser bike Meteor 350 retro cruiser at a starting price of Rs 1.76 lakh on Friday.
The Meteor 350 inherits its name from another Royal Enfield bike launched at the end of 1952, the Meteor, a touring motorcycle. Meteor 350 is the first motorcycle from Royal Enfield to sport a tripper navigation feature. It has turn-by-turn navigation for Royal Enfield bikes.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 will be available in three editions – The Fireball, The Stellar, and the Supernova respectively. All the trims differ from each other in terms of exterior styling and accessories. The Top-spec ‘ Supernova’ is priced at Rs 1.90 lakh, higher-spec ‘Stellar’ at Rs 1.81 lakh, and Fireball priced at Rs 1.76 lakh respectively.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 will replace the Thunderbird and Thunderbird X in our market.
Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is propelled by a new 350 cc engine which is likely to make 20bhp and around 27 Nm of Peak torque.
“We wanted to build a motorcycle that could ensure a great cruising experience for new, as well as experienced riders. The Meteor 350 is just perfect for that,” Eicher Motors Managing Director Siddhartha Lal said.
Royal Enfield CEO Vinod K Dasari said with the Meteor 350, the company intends to create a whole new way for people to engage with the brand and transform their purchase and ownership experience and it offers its customers a wide choice of personalization options when they order their new motorcycles.
The new Meteor 350 adds to Royal Enfield’s legacy of cruisers beginning in the 1990s with the Citybike, followed by Lightning and Thunderbird.