It's been two months now that I have been riding the Royal Enfield Meteor. I have clocked a decent number of miles on it and there are a few things I would like to point out. The first is the more I ride the Meteor, the more I like it! It’s really a comfortable motorcycle for my long commutes to the office. The engine is meaty and the exhaust sounds great. It handles itself well on the highway and in the city, it's an easy-riding machine.
The only problem continues to be the stiff rear suspension. On bad roads, it doesn’t feel good and it’s not very easy to stand up on the bike. Another issue that I have started to notice is that the front brake is pretty weak and has also started to make a squeaky sound. There isn't much to worry about but these two problems really take away a lot from the bike. The ABS system though works very well. Still, the strong engine and comfortable seat add a lot of value to someone of my size, who spends a lot of time riding. The quality of components seems to be very good so far and there is no rattling of parts. After the first servicing, I plan to do a long road trip to see how the Meteor performs.
When it came: November 2020
Current Odo reading: 850kms
Mileage this month: 315kms
Fuel efficiency: 22km/l
What’s good: Comfort & touring
What’s not: Stiff suspension & squeaky brakes