Royal Enfield Meteor 350 specs & variants comparison.
Planning to buy the Royal Enfield Meteor 350? Great choice. Undoubtedly one of the best cruiser bikes in the segment and comes with the great legacy of Royal Enfield which is indeed in a different class of its own. The Meteor 350 replaces the Royal Enfield Thunderbird which has been discontinued as of now, and it indeed very well fits its shoes.
- The Royal Enfield Thunderbird.
The Meteor 350 competes with the Jawa 42, Honda Hness 350, Benelli Imperiale 400, and even its own sibling, the Royal Enfield Classic 350. All of them are great bikes and have their respective positives and negatives but today, we will not be comparing these bikes. Rather we would be talking about the specifications, prices, negatives & positives, and most importantly the variants on offer in the Meteor 350 which are Stellar, Fireball, and Supernova, and will be talking about the differences between them so that it becomes quite easy for you to decide which is the best Meteor for you!
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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Engine specifications.
The meteor 350 is powered by a Single-Cylinder, 4 Stroke, 349cc, Air-Oil Cooled Engine which is common in all the variants on offer, and it puts out a maximum power of 20.4PS @ 6100RPM & maximum torque of 27NM @ 4000RPM. The meteor 350 is BS-6 compliant and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Dimensions & other important specifications
|Overall Width||845mm (without mirrors)|
|Fuel Capacity||15 L|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic, 41 mm forks, 130 mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Twin tube emulsion Shock absorbers with 6-step adjustable preload|
|Front Tyre size||100/90-19mm|
|Rear Tyre size||140/70-17mm|
Talking of features, The Meteor 350 is loaded with all the essential features which you would want in your cruiser bike and it is standard across all the variants with no changes at all.
|Semi-Digital Instrumental cluster with tripmeter, odometer, fuel gauge & speedometer||✓||✓||✓|
|Halogen headlamps with LED surround.||✓||✓||✓|
|Halogen turn indicators||✓||✓||✓|
|Dual disc brakes setup||✓||✓||✓|
|Chrome finished Exhaust & Handlebar||✗|
|Chrome finished clutch lever and rear-view mirrors||✗|
|Chrome on turn indicators||✗|
|Dual-tone alloy wheels||✗|
As you can clearly notice there is almost no difference in features among the variants be it in the safety department or either wise except a few in the fireball variant. All the variants almost get the same features.
The Meteor 350 is a great looker without a doubt, and it comes in various color options to choose from, which are mentioned below, but the catch lies here, as a particular colour is available in only a single variant. We have explained it below.
|Blue-Black Dual tone||✗|
|Brown-Black Dual tone||✗|
With this table, we are sure that there would no confusion left for the color combination for the particular variant. Moving on with some other cosmetic changes on the variants of the Meteor 350 are: Unavailability of chrome finished handlebar, rearview mirrors, exhaust & the clutch lever on the Fireball variant.
The Fireball variant comes with red and yellow graphics on the wheels depending upon the body color, and the Supernova only comes with dual-tone color options on the body and dual-tone color alloy wheels as mentioned above.
Moreover, the Stellar & Supernova get body colored side panels and the Royal Enfield badging with chrome unlike the Fireball variant which gets a black side panel and simple graphics on the fuel tank.
Talking about the prices of the different variants of the Meteor 350, the Fireball starts is priced at ₹ 1,84,319 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The stellar variant is priced at ₹ 1,90,079 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). And the top of the line Supernova is priced at ₹ 1,99,679 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).
In conclusion, we feel that apart from few cosmetic changes and few features, all the variants of the Meteor 350 are quite similar to each other as there are no mechanical changes or major changes as such. And you will not go wrong with any of the variants on offer. None of the features unavailable on the fireball is a deal-breaker as such, except the rear backrest which can be installed aftermarket easily, and we feel that it is the best VFM variant according to us.
But if you do not like the colors on offer on the Fireball variant or you like the Dual-tone color combination on the wheels and body, you can definitely go with the other variants as the price is also not as high.
So, with this, we would like to end this article here, we hope we would have helped you in choosing the best variant of the Meteor 350 available for you and help understand the bike better. If you have any doubts or queries regarding the Meteor 350 or any other bike, or if you feel we have missed out on any point, please feel free to mention them in the comments section below! You can read about the latest updates and launches in the two-wheeler industry here.
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