Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is UK’s best selling motorcycle

The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 became the best-selling motorcycle above 125cc. It shares the platform and engine with Hunter 350 and Classic 350.

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HT automatic office

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Updated:
August 23, 2022, 3:41 PM

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is offered in three variants. There’s Fireball, Stellar, and Supernova.

Chennai-based two-wheeler manufacturer Royal Enfield recently released UK sales figures between January and July 2022. The sales figure for the Meteor 350 which replaced the Thunderbird 350 recorded 1,135 units. This means that the Royal Enfield has sold more Meteor 350 units than the BMW R 1250 GS which is one of the best selling adventure touring cars. The Meteor 350 is currently the best-selling motorcycle above 125 cc.

It is not the first time that a motorcycle from Royal Enfield has topped the sales charts in the UK. Prior to this, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 was the UK’s best-selling mid-duty motorcycle.

The Meteor 350 was Royal Enfield’s first motorcycle based on the new J platform. It came with a new double-cradle frame which brought huge improvements in handling.

The engine is also a new 349cc long stroke engine which is fuel injected and counterbalanced. It produces 20.48 bhp at 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm at 4,000 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox that gets a slipper and assist clutch.

Meteor 350 pricing starts at 2.01 lakhs (ex-showroom) and goes up to 2.19 lakhs (old showroom). He must face the Jawa 42.1, Benelli Imperiale 400 and Honda H’ness CB350.

Royal Enfield recently launched the Hunter 350 in the Indian market, it is currently one of the manufacturer’s most affordable motorcycles. Hunter 350’s goal is to invite more people to the brand. One of the reasons people refrained from buying a Royal Enfield was its weight. To counter this, Royal Enfield gave the bike 17-inch wheels due to which the Hunter 350 feels nimble and light on its feet compared to other Royal Enfield bikes.

Date of first publication: August 23, 2022, 3:41 PM IST

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