The Royal Enfield Meteor’s price has been leaked via a few images. The Images show the motorcycle on what looks like an online configurator. This also implies that Royal Enfield will make the motorcycle available with several accessories and the configuration tool will be built into the Royal Enfield website to be accessed by all.
It is now no secret that the Meteor is Royal Enfield’s next motorcycle for the Indian market. The company has been working on the motorcycle for a while now. The Royal Enfield Meteor will replace the Thunderbird in Royal Enfield’s lineup and there is a reason for this as well.
The Thunderbird has been one of the brand’s bestsellers in India, but there was a problem with the brand name. Ford Motor Company launched a car called the Thunderbird back in 1955 and the car was in production till 2005.
The rights to the Thunderbird name still belongs to Ford and hence Royal Enfield couldn’t really launch the Thunderbird in certain markets as is. For these specific markets, Royal Enfield sold the Thunderbird as the Rumbler. Well, it seems like Royal Enfield wants to put an end to this by launching the Meteor.
As a bonus, the Meteor is actually a heritage name for Royal Enfield. The company made a motorcycle named the Meteor between 1952 and 1962. It was an air-cooled parallel-twin engine that offered lots of performance for those times. Given such a rich heritage, it is no surprise that Royal Enfield wanted to go back to the same name.
The company trademarked the ‘Meteor’ name last year and soon after, we started seeing spy shots of the motorcycle. We also saw spy images of the motorcycle without any camouflage and it sported the ‘Meteor’ branding. Now, the price of the motorcycle too has been leaked.
The images show a price tag of Rs 1,68,550, which also included a few accessories, hence we estimate the actual price to be around Rs 1.65 lakh. Royal Enfield will also be offering different kinds of panniers, footpegs, windshields, seats and backrests as accessories.
The Royal Enfield Meteor features a brand new double-cradle chassis and a brand new engine as well. It is still a 350cc air-cooled unit, but will be cleaner, more powerful and more refined as well. It looked like the motorcycle was ready to be launched. The TVC for the bike had been shot and the website too seems ready to be installed with a full-blown configuration tool.
However, thanks to the current situation around the world, the launch might be delayed. What do you think of the Royal Enfield Meteor? We think a new 650cc variant at a later stage could be the perfect tribute to the Meteor from 1962. The engine from the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 could be perfect for the job. Just saying!