Meteor 350 is the latest presenting from Chennai-based mostly company and will switch Thunder 350 and Thunderbird 350X
Motorcycle fanatics who had been patiently awaiting launch of the new Meteor 350 would have to hold on a bit longer. Royal Enfield has now postponed the start of Meteor 350 to next month.
Technically, the start has not been postponed – as Royal Enfield hardly ever really announced a launch day for Meteor 350 formally. It was the stories via leaked pictures, sources and brochures, which verified that start of Meteor 350 was to consider put later on this month. But now identical sources condition that launch has been postponed indefinitely.
The purpose for this postponement of launch is nevertheless unidentified. But it is very likely, the motive is owing to the approaching Honda Cruiser. In the previous handful of times, Honda Bikes and Scooters India has announced that they will be launching a new cruiser motorcycle on the 30th of Sep. They have also produced a teaser, which involves the exhaust notice of this new motorcycle.
It has been yrs, exactly where Honda has talked about entering the sub 500cc cruiser segment, to choose on Royal Enfield. As of now, in the 350-500cc phase, it is Royal Enfield which enjoys monopoly with about 85% market place share. Will Honda lastly give India a fitting rival to Royal Enfield bikes on 30th Sep?
The teasers reveal that the future Honda bike is possibly the Rebel 300 or Rebel 500 or a little something which is dependent on them. In either case, a person point is verified that this new motorbike is likely to be a immediate rival to a Royal Enfield motorcycle in India. The concern now continues to be is, which RE motorcycle will be specific by this new Honda cruiser, and what will be its price tag.
With Honda Cruiser start date so close to, it is doable that RE would want to wait around and see what is Honda in fact going to start and in what selling price phase. And this could be the cause why launch day of Meteor 350 has been postponed (unofficially).
Meteor 350 Motor
Meteor 350 is designed on the new J1D system and will attract its ability from a new 349cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor. This unit is capable of making 20.2 bhp and is 27 Nm of torque. This is .4 bhp much more and 1 Nm a lot less than the prior technology 350cc motor.
The new generation Vintage 350 is envisioned to be the up coming motorcycle beneath this array. The transmission is likely to be a 5-velocity gearbox even so this new gearbox is reported to present far smoother gear shifts. Likewise, the clutch is also newly formulated with less quantity of linkages and factors- resulting in a greater clutch life.
Options on give
As much as features are anxious, the Meteor 350 will be geared up with a semi-digital and semi-analog instrument cluster. It also will come with a USB charging issue which allows the riders to cost their telephones and action cameras, consequently becoming a helpful touring option. The TFT monitor reads out critical facts of vacation metre, services reminder, odometer, etc. It receives a round-shaped halogen headlamp which is circled by a ring of LED DRL.
Prolonged functions consist of inbuilt flip-by-turn navigation named ‘Tripper Navigation’ and Bluetooth connectivity. The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is possible to be priced from Rs 1.65 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards.