The upcoming Thunderbird replacement is anticipated to function loads of top rate equipment, alongside with a brand original 350cc engine and 6-scramble gearbox
The Royal Enfield Meteor has been spied a pair of occasions in the route of highway assessments in India, and is anticipated to originate presently. The Meteor will be a replacement for the Thunderbird cruiser, which became once first introduced in the Indian market in 2002. The original model is anticipated to function better engine, better chassis, and even better equipment.
No longer too long prior to now, a scrutinize describe of the original semi-digital instrument console of the upcoming RE Meteor has surfaced in the web. As furthermore seen in a pair of older scrutinize photos, the Meteor might perhaps well admire a reduce-sided two-pod instrument cluster. The upper pod on the left might perhaps well perhaps be the analogue speedometer and suppose-fable lights, while the smaller pod on correct aspect will home the digital navigation map.
We interrogate this navigation map to be Bluetooth enabled, merely admire these on the TVS Apache collection and the Hero Xpulse 200. That said, the map on the Royal Enfield appears quite more evolved, and has a multicolour present, versus the monochrome present on the others. There doesn’t seem to a tachometer on offer though, and gas gauge isn’t visible right here both.
Other than that, there will be loads of enhancements on the Meteor as when put next with the Thunderbird. The engine will be a brand original 350cc SOHC unit, and never a push-rod kind motor admire the older items. This motor will be paired to a 6-scramble transmission, and might perhaps well admire to get slipper clutch as properly. The chassis will be a brand original dual-cradle physique, even supposing the general styling and ergonomics will be such as the Thunderbird.
The bike will continue to function a round headlamp and a gargantuan gas-tank, alongside with raised handlebars and forward position footpegs. The original Meteor will furthermore admire loads of reliable equipment, admire a mammoth windscreen, flatter footpegs, saddle stays, and engine guards. The bike will offer disc brakes on every wheels, alongside with dual-channel ABS.
The worth of the upcoming RE Meteor is anticipated to launch around the Rs. 1.7 lakh label (ex-showroom). Upon originate, it’ll in a roundabout arrangement compete against the likes of Bajaj Dominar 400 and Jawa, and even its have sibling, the Classic 350. We interrogate the vehicle to originate forward of the Diwali festive season.