Royal Enfield has been kind enough to lend us the Meteor 350 for a few months and within just a few days of riding the bike, I was mighty impressed! I have never ridden a cruiser bike on an everyday basis, but for the past two weeks the Meteor has been my bike of choice.
The most amazing thing about the Meteor 350 is that it’s such a comfortable bike to ride. I have never felt more comfortable on a Royal Enfield bike before in my life. The ergonomics and the seating position are great, and so is the seat itself. We have the top-end variant with us and it comes with a really soft and comfy seat.
On the highway, the refinement levels have really improved. The engine has more than enough power in the low and mid-range, but it doesn’t really impress at the top. The engine is perfect for lazy cruising but you can still ride it hard if you want to. I am pretty hard on the throttle, which is why the fuel economy hovered around 22km/l. On the highway, you should be able to get around 30km/l.
Even in the city, it’s easy to live with just as long as the city you are riding in has great roads. The one thing that's quite upsetting for me is the stiff suspension setup. The bike really hurts you if the roads are bad. Still though, it’s an impressive 350cc cruiser. I am yet to go on a tour as of now, but very soon I will.
When it came: November 2020
Current Odo reading: 535kms
Mileage this month: 535kms
Fuel efficiency: 22km/l
What’s good: Comfort and ride
What’s not: Suspension