Royal Enfield’s Meteor 350 is coming to Europe and potentially the USA. The Meteor is Royal Enfields’ newest bike and was released on November 6th in India. Apparently, it is a sales success.
According to the Hindustan Times, Royal Enfield has announced that demand for its bikes is rising in international markets. They go on to say that the bike will be released in Europe and the USA.
French magazine Le Repaire des Motards says that the bike will be imported to France. It wouldn’t make sense for the Indian manufacturer to release the bike in a single European country, so the Hindustan Times’ statement that the Meteor is coming to Europe would seem to be correct.
Meteor coming to North America?
But whether the bike will make it to the USA or North America is not clear. Other than the quote in the Hindustan Times, there is little in the line of information confirming that the bike will be available in the USA.
If the Meteor does in fact hit North American shores, you can expect the bike to be powered by a 349cc, air/oil-cooled single-cylinder engine with a single overhead camshaft that delivers maximum power of 20.2 hp at 6,100 rpm and torque of 27 Nm (~20 lb-ft) at 4,000rpm.
The bike will also have a double-cradle frame that connects to a 41mm fork with 130mm of travel. At the rear, you’ll find dual shocks adjustable for 6 levels of preload. Disc brakes including a 300mm front and 270mm rear, in concert with single-piston floating calipers and dual-channel ABS, handle the stopping duties.
European and USA pricing is TBD. Depending on color and options, the Meteor’s pricing in India is between 175,000 and 195,000 Indian Rupees. That converts to about $2,350 to $2,625. However, Royal Enfield’s export pricing to other nations may be significantly different.
We’ll keep you updated if the bike makes it to North America.