Launched as a global product, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 has now been launched in the United States, as well as Canada.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is now available throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 has been launched in North America, and the bikes are expected to hit dealerships in the United States and Canada in the coming weeks. US prices for the RE Meteor 350 start at $ 4,400 (around 3.30 lakh at current exchange rates), although pricing in Canada has yet to be announced. The Meteor 350 is now available in Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Europe and will soon be available in North American markets, underscoring Royal Enfield’s aspirations to make the Meteor 350 a global product.
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When it comes to specs, design and features, the Meteor 350 offered in the US and Canada will remain the same as the Indian model. Built around an all-new 350cc platform, the Meteor 350 receives a new engine, as well as a new chassis. The Meteor 350 is the result of Royal Enfield’s global product development team, with contributions from the UK Technology Center team, as well as the engineering team from the Royal Enfield R&D center in India. The new 349cc air and oil-cooled single-cylinder engine produces 20.2hp at 6100rpm and 27Nm of maximum torque at 4000rpm.
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The Meteor 350’s new 350cc Single Overhead Camshaft (SOHC) engine is the fourth generation 350cc engine introduced by Royal Enfield since the brand started manufacturing motorcycles in India. In addition to replacing the cam gears of the outgoing UCE 350 engine with a timing shaft and SOHC system, the primary chain drive has been replaced with a primary gear drive, and there is a primary balance shaft that reduces vibrations on the engine. After North America, the Meteor 350 is expected to debut in other markets in the Americas, such as Brazil.
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With just over 20 hp of power and a top speed of around 120 km / h from the single-cylinder engine, the Meteor 350 may not have the speed or performance of a typical American cruiser. But it’ll have just about enough horsepower for the occasional highway race, if that’s where it’ll be spending time. More than pure performance and targeting experienced motorcyclists, Royal Enfield appears to be looking for newer and younger American motorcyclists with the Meteor 350. The Meteor 350, Royal Enfield hopes to capitalize on a demographics that have long eluded the mark of 100% American cruiser motorcycles par excellence, Harley-Davidson, to that of the baby boomers or to the young generation of American motorcyclists.
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The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 has received accolades both at home and abroad. In fact, the Meteor 350 won the Motorcycle of the Year award, as well as the Entry-Level Modern Classic Motorcycle of the Year award at the 2021 UKTN Awards, and Royal Enfield also took home the Two Wheeler Manufacturer of the Year, not only for covering new ground in product development, but also establishing an Indian motorcycle manufacturer globally, and receiving wide recognition from publications in Europe and the States -United.
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