Royal Enfield hasn’t launched anything significant this year except for the BS6 models. We must say that most of them are really good as well. There were talks of the Thunderbird replacement coming in, with test mules being spotted all over. However, RE kept mum about it. Now, the company has an official launch date for the product. The Royal Enfield Meteor, as the Thunderbird replacement will be called will be launched on November 6. The RE Meteor bike is based on an all-new J-platform and is expected to weigh lower too. Surprisingly, RE still mentions the Thunderbird amongst the list of the BS6 bikes. It will likely be removed once the Meteor makes its way. So, what features does the Meteor offer and whats the price range one can expect from this bike? Read on.
Expected features of Royal Enfield Meteor
The Royal Enfield Meteor gets many features. These include Bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, semi-digital instrument console, disc brakes at both ends and more. Royal Enfield will also offer LED DRLs and a projector headlamp set-up. Alloy wheels too are part of the package wherein the front one will be 19-inches and the rear, 17. Of course, they will be shod with tubeless tyres from Ceat.
A new 350cc single cylinder, two-valve, oil-cooled engine is expected. While the previous Thunderbird used an iteration of the Classic and Bullet’s engines, this one is all-new. It is expected to pump 21PS of power and 28Nm. RE will give a 5-speed gearbox with slip and assist function to make using the clutch a bit easier. There will be three variants of the bike – Fireball, Stellar and Supernova. The last one will feature all the bells and whistles, with each of the variants separated by their paint scheme. We believe the Royal Enfield Meteor price in India will start from Rs 1.75 lakh and go up to Rs 1.83 lakh, ex-showroom.
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