How different is Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in comparison to Thunderbird 350X

Royal Enfield is all geared-up to launch the new Meteor 350 in India, it will be a direct replacement to the Thunderbird 350X.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 03 May 2020, 12:59 PM
Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Fireball (left). Image credits: Instagram/Automobili.infiniti. Thunderbird 350 X (right).
Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Fireball (left). Image credits: Instagram/Automobili.infiniti. Thunderbird 350 X (right).
Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Fireball (left). Image credits: Instagram/Automobili.infiniti. Thunderbird 350 X (right).
Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Fireball (left). Image credits: Instagram/Automobili.infiniti. Thunderbird 350 X (right).

Previously, the first images of the upcoming Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Fireball were leaked online which hinted that the bike is very close to its launch date. Along with the exterior design details, the leaks were also sufficient to reveal a number of mechanical changes expected inside the new bike.

Similar Bikes

Find More Bikes
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 (HT Auto photo)
Royal Enfield Bullet 350
346 cc
₹1.25Lakhs*Onwards
Royal Enfield 2021 Bullet 350 (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
Royal Enfield 2021 Bullet 350
₹ 1.4 Lakhs Expected Price*
Royal Enfield Hunter 350 (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
Royal Enfield Hunter 350
₹ 1.7 Lakhs Expected Price*
Royal Enfield 2021 Classic 350 (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
Royal Enfield 2021 Classic 350
₹ 1.7 Lakhs Expected Price*
Royal Enfield Meteor 350 (HT Auto photo)
Royal Enfield Meteor 350
349 cc
₹1.76Lakhs*Onwards

The images were snapped from the company's online motorcycle configurator which were later taken down for obvious reasons. The Meteor 350 will be direct replacement to the Thunderbird 350X.

(Also Read: Royal Enfield April sales report: Manages to sell 91 units)

Starting from the looks of it, the new Meteor 350 gets some very prominent design tweaks against the model it replaces. It features a completely new rear-end design, a restyled tank and side panels. Also the fender has been chopped shorter and the indicator/brake lamp units have been given a different styling along with repositioning.

The fuel-cap is now no longer offset and has been placed right in the centre. Also new is the alloy wheel design. Instead of the simple straight spokes it boasts Y-shaped spokes.

It will also feature an updated double-cradle chassis and which will enable a slightly more cruiser-style riding position. When looked upon closely, the foot pegs positioning has been pushed slightly forward by about two or three inches to provide more comfort during long rides. Also, chain/sprockets, discs/calipers have switched sides.

Other major changes include missing kick-starter, more compact gearbox, exhaust pipe, and different covers that hide the throttle body, all these tweaks clearly suggest that it will most likely get an updated engine.

(Also Read: Free service and warranty validity extended on Royal Enfield bikes)

The online configurator also hinted that the RE Meteor 350 will be priced at 1,68,550 (ex-showroom), this also includes some accessories. But nothing is confirmed until the pricing is announced officially. For the record, the Thunderbird 350X costs 1.63 lakh (ex-showroom).

First Published Date: 01 May 2020, 07:11 PM IST
Recommended For You
View All
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
By clicking VIEW OFFERS you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city