Royal Enfield brought in the new Meteor 350 bike. While this is supposed to be a new bike, it technically replaces the Thunderbird model. It is built on a new chassis and the engine too is claimed to be all-new. This 350cc motor though has the same power as well as torque output as the older 350. However, the smoothness as well as the new switchgear will catch the fancy of many. Royal Enfield will definitely want to milk this opportunity and add the much-loved Tripper navigation to its other bikes. Think of this, the flagships don’t have this yet. Here is a list of refreshed Royal Enfield bikes that have either been caught testing or are expected to get new features in 2021.
Refreshed Royal Enfield bikes with Tripper navigation
The list is long. There is the Standard Bullet variants that might not get this. However, the Classic 350 will get navigation. There is also the Royal Enfield Himalayan that will benefit the most from it. RE’s award-winning twins, the Continental GT650 as well as the Interceptor 650 too will get this feature along with a revised fuel gauge. RE is expected to bring in an affordable version of the Continental GT as well as Interceptor in a 350cc format.
There will be spoked wheel versions of these bikes but with one silencer less. The choice of tyres will also be the regular MRF units instead of stickier and expensive Pirellis. The engine will likely be in a similar state of tune as the Meteor. We wonder what the pricing is going to be as the 650s are very competitively priced and are much closer to the 350s than one may think.
Disc brakes at both ends as well as dual-channel ABS will be a given. These refreshed Royal Enfield bikes will still be value-for-money.