After a long delay, the 2021 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 has finally been launched in India yesterday and it is said to be one of the most highly-anticipated models in the region. The bike which was supposed to be introduced back in April has extensively delayed thanks to COVID-19, but better late than never, eh?
The all-new 2021 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 was designed to offer a more premium and complete package in terms of looks, performance, and riding experience compared to the previous-gen. A brand-new 350cc single-cylinder unit with air/oil cooking capabilities is said to produce 20hp at 6,100rpm and 27Nm of torque at 4,000rpm.
Oddly enough, this 350cc modern classic is paired with a five-speed manual transmission system, which puts it in direct competition with the all-new 2021 Honda CB 350 aka “H’ness”. Power figures between the two machines are relatively the same and it’ll be interesting to see these bikes go head to head.
This new 350cc engine by Royal Enfield is housed within a new double-cradle frame that makes the bike look more complete without any gaping holes or openings. It is also fitted with a 41mm telescopic front fork, rear dual shocks, dual disc brakes, and a 19-inch front wheel (17-inch rear).
Dual-channel ABS also comes as standard. More importantly, all variants of the new Meteor 350 will come with the brand’s first Bluetooth navigation system powered by Google Maps. Sweet. Talking about variants, customers can choose between the base Meteor 350, Fireball, Stellar, and Supernova. Even the names are cool!
The price range for the all-new 2021 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 starts from Rs 1.76 lakh (RM9,821) and goes up to Rs 1.90 lakh (RM10,602). This is indeed an exciting model and we sure hope that Royal Enfield Malaysia will bring it onto our shores soon.