Royal Enfield pretty much showed the world that they can make motorcycles that everyone has to stand up and take notice of. The motorcycles that gave them this reputation are the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 and the reason for their success is that both of these motorcycles were leaps and bounds ahead of any other motorcycle that Royal Enfield has ever made. Now, however, they have taken all of those learnings and approach and brought it down to the 350cc segment.
Interestingly, though, it is not the Classic 350 that debuts this new-found approach, but it’s a motorcycle that replaces the Thunderbird series of offerings from Royal Enfield. It is as the Meteor 350 and after spending about five days riding this motorcycle through city and highway and here’s what I have to say about it.
Let’s begin our understanding of the motorcycle by first talking about the design. At first glance, the Meteor 350 might look similar to the Thunderbird X series of motorcycles that Royal Enfield came out with, once you see it in flesh, you realise that’s really not the case. That’s because Royal Enfield says that they have not carried over any part from the Thunderbird to the Meteor 350.