Due to be released in May 2021, the Royal Enfield Meteor is a budget-friendly city cruiser set to become an increasingly popular motorcycle in the A2 market.

In this new blog, we’ve decided to keep things short, so I’ll be getting you up to speed with 7 quick and specific things you need to know about the Royal Enfield Meteor before that all-important launch date.

1. Tripper Navigation system

The Royal Enfield Meteor will be using their all-new Tripper Navigation system which utilises Google Maps and works via the Royal Enfield app on IOS and Android smartphone devices. Once connected the unique and intuitive system loads step-by-step directions on the TFT pod display.

Another rather cool feature is that the navigation arrows fill with colour and even flash depending on your next required action, so you are aware of every move you’ll need to make. In addition to all that, it also uses Google locations and Google places so finding your desired location should be nice and easy!

2. Colourway options

This stunning bike is available in 7 colourways, yes that’s right 7! So you’ll truly be spoilt for choice!

The options have been grouped into three different price categories, starting with the Fireball (available in red or yellow), the Stellar (blue, red, or black), and then finally the Supernova (brown or blue). To be honest, I think they all look awesome and, with roughly just £160 difference between the entry-level Fireball and more premium Supernova option, they all remain very affordable options.

3. Engine

The Meteor uses a new air-oil cooled 349cc SOHC motor, producing 20.2hp at 6100rpm and 27Nm of torque at 4000rpm. Though this motor is still a single, Royal Enfield have worked their magic and reduced the vibrations by utilising a counterbalancer, resulting in a much smoother and more comfortable ride compared to the previous 350 singles.

4. Frame

Royal Enfield hasn’t stopped at just including a newly engineered engine, no, the Meteor also has a brand-new twin downtube frame, with 41mm front fork suspension at the front and twin-tube emulsion shock absorbers at the rear with 6-step adjustable preload!

5. Make it yours

Like to have something unique? Well with Royal Enfield's 'Make it Yours’ facility, you’ll have plenty of customising options to make the Meteor exactly as you’d want it! From the type of badge to exhaust style, there are plenty of options to choose from and, quite literally, ‘make it yours'!

6. Semi-Digital LCD display

What this means is it has a stunning and retro-looking circular analogue speedometer which looks great and goes with the aesthetics perfectly! However, embedded within this is a simplistic but visually pleasing LCD display which will include handy information such as fuel gauge, odometer, and gear indicator.

7. Price

Are you ready to hear the last, and probably, the most important thing about the Meteor? Well, get ready because here it comes…

This A2 licence friendly bike starts from £3,499 + OTR. For this price, you’ll also receive 3 years warranty and 3 years roadside assistance as standard – we couldn’t believe it either!

Specification

Engine 349cc, 20.2 bhp, air-oil cooled
Fuel tank 15L
Brakes Front and rear disc
Weight 191kg
Seat height 765mm
Price £3,749 (the Fireball), £3,829 (the Stellar) & £3,909 (the Supernova)

Summary

Though brief, I hope you have enjoyed my quick rundown of the new Royal Enfield Meteor. Let us know what you think of this all-new model in the comments below!

And don’t forget, if you are thinking of treating yourself to one of these beauties make sure you’ve got the right insurance to go with it. Lexham’s specialist insurance scheme offers great rates on new motorcycles and scooters – and don’t forget to go direct to get the best deal!