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Royal Enfield Meteor 350: a simple British-style custom with 20 CV and at an adjusted price for the A2 license
Royal Enfield Meteor 350: a simple British-style custom with 20 CV and at an adjusted price for the A2 license
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Royal Enfield is doing its homework and little by little they are developing a more complete range. Now comes a new global model, developed for everyone and with the ambition to continue expanding its audience: the Royal Enfield Meteor 350.

The new Meteor 350 is a bike created in the custom style but with the unmistakable nod to the British style of the brand. A motorcycle that not only stands out for its aesthetics, but also for including some unpublished technological elements in the firm let us know a Royal Enfield that looks to the future.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350: British custom style

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After launching the Himalayan in 2018 and the Interceptor 650 and Continental 650 in 2019, now it is the turn of a motorcycle ready to garner customers for the Indian brand. The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 It is aimed at a public for novice motorcyclists, students, women and experienced riders who are looking for a simple, light and reliable motorcycle.

On the outside it is easy to see that Royal Enfield has remained faithful to its designs, with tremendously classic lines for a motorcycle that arrives in three colors: Fireball Yellow, Stellar Blue and Supernova Garnet. The color basically changes for the tank and some contrasting details like the air filter cover or the lines of the rims. The rest is black or chrome.

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Nestled within the custom style, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 combines arguments to sell well, such as a very relaxed driving position with high hands, forward feet and seat positioned close to the ground (765 mm), in addition to a good seat for the passenger.

As a good classic-style custom, it is the mechanical elements themselves that make up the aesthetics of the model. But there are other nods to modernity. The headlight is the classic round headlight, but a first for the company includes an LED perimeter ring for daytime lighting.

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For the dashboard Royal Enfield uses a new configuration of two dials. One contains everything necessary for driving with a speedometer, tachometer and a small partial indicator, while the other is reserved to include a unprecedented smartphone connectivity system in the company that can show us step-by-step navigation directions.

A fair 20 hp engine for all audiences

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The Meteor 350 uses a specific motor, developed exclusively for the model with a 349 cc displacement that gives the model its name. A single cylinder block using air cooling, chain timing and a two overhead valve cylinder head. Very old-fashioned everything.

This four-stroke engine is powered by an electronic injection system and offers figures of 20.2 hp at 6,100 rpm 27 Nm at 4,000 rpm. It is associated with a five-speed gearbox and the final drive is the typical chain. It does include a balancing shaft to reduce vibrations and complies with the Euro5 standard.

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This engine is supported by a set of part cycle formed by a double steel central spine chassis that the brand claims to have worked thoroughly to offer optimum rigidity. This frame is anchored to an old school suspension set with a conventional 41mm front fork with 130mm of travel and a dual rear shock with six-level preload adjustment.

The cycle part sits on two 10-spoke alloy wheels on which 100 / 90-19 and 140 / 70-17 size tires are mounted, with a brake system entrusted to a single 300mm front disc bitten by a floating two-piston caliper and a 270 mm disc in the rear with a floating single-piston caliper.

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As for the price, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is designed to be able to seduce the largest possible number of public and that is why its pricing policy will be very aggressive, slightly exceeding 4,000 euros: 4,099 euros for Europe, although without confirmation yet for the Spanish market.

As expected also in the brand, Royal Enfield has developed a wide catalog of original accessories to personalize the motorcycle, from aerodynamic protection elements, backrests, saddlebags, various types of seats, protections and purely aesthetic elements to give it a personal touch.

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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 2021 - Technical sheet

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