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IMOTY 2021 winner: Royal Enfield Meteor 350 wins Indian Motorcycle of the Year award

Indian Motorcycle of the Year 2021: Royal Enfield Meteor 350

The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is the recipient of the prestigious 2021 Indian Motorcycle of the Year Award (IMOTY 2021). Other competitors competing for the prestigious award were Hero Passion Pro, Hero Glamor, Hero Xtreme 160R, Honda Hornet 2.0, Bajaj Dominar 250, Husqvarna Svartpilen 250, and KTM 390 Adventure.

The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 launched in India on November 6, 2020, and is available in three variants: Fireball, Stellar, and Supernova.

The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is equipped with features such as a halogen headlamp with LED DRL, chrome turn signals, a windshield, an LED taillight, and a dual seat with a back. There is a double capsule kit. While the largest capsule contains an analog tachometer and an LCD screen that displays gear position, fuel, clock, and flight data, the smallest is the step-by-step navigation capsule, known as the Royal Enfield Tripper, which can be paired with the driver’s smartphone via the Royal Enfield app and view directions using Google Maps.

Royal Enfield Meteor 350
Royal Enfield Meteor 350

At the heart of the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is a 349 cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke, air and oil-cooled EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) engine that produces 20.2 bhp of peak power at 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm of maximum torque. At 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to a fixed 5-speed gearbox.

The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 adopts a new twin-tubular spine frame, with telescopic suspension at the front and double-tube emulsion shocks with an adjustable 6-step preload at the rear. The cruiser features alloy wheels (19 inches front and 17 inches rear) with tubeless tires as standard. There is a disc at the front (300 mm) and the back (270 mm). Also, the standard is dual-channel ABS.

The major rivals of the Meteor 350 are the Jawa Perak, Benelli Imperiale 400, and Honda H’ness CB350. Below are the variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) of the cruiser.

~ Meteor 350 Fireball – Rs 1,78,744
~ Meteor 350 Stellar – Rs 1,84,337
~ Meteor 350 Supernova – Rs 1,93,656

Also Read: ICOTY 2021 winner: Hyundai i20 wins Indian Car of the Year Award, beats Kia Sonet, Mahindra Thar, Honda City

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