This will be the first Royal Enfield to come with smartphone connectivity
- The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 features a twin pod semi-digital instrument cluster.
- It features turn-by-turn navigation with day and night mode.
- The motorcycle also gets a switchgear-mounted USB charging port.
Leaked images of what looks like a product presentation reveals some interesting features of the upcoming Royal Enfield Meteor 350. The biggest talking point is the instrument cluster. This twin-pod unit consists of an analogue speedometer with a digital inset in the pod on the left. The pod on the right is all-digital, showing details for the turn-by-turn navigation.
Royal Enfield calls it the Tripper Navigation Display Unit. It shows the relevant arrowmark for the directions along with the distance. It gets both day and night mode display for better convenience. This feature works in conjunction with a smartphone via a dedicated app. All these features are a first for a Royal Enfield.
The digital inset on the left pod comes with a seven-bar fuel level readout, maintenance indicator, dual trip meters along with a low fuel trip meter, odometer, gear position indicator with Eco mode indicator, and tell-tale lights. Interestingly, Royal Enfield seems to have done away with a tachometer.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 also gets a USB charging port on the left switchgear. The USB port also gets a small lid, which should help in keeping it dry during the rains. We hope Royal Enfield offers a handlebar-mounted mobile phone holder as a part of its official accessory list.
The handlebars are easy to reach and Royal Enfield says the handlebars ensure the arms are relaxed at any time. The laidback ergonomics should help the rider in munching miles effortlessly. Sadly, while the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 featured a projector headlamp with LED DRL, the Meteor 350 gets a halogen headlamp with an LED DRL. There’s an LED ring on the tail lamp as well.
All in all, these features make the Meteor 350 one of the most geek-friendly Royal Enfield motorcycles out there. In a related development, the power and torque along with the details of the transmission of the motorcycle were also leaked online recently, and you can read all about them here. The bike is likely to be launched in this month, and could be priced at Rs 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base variant.
Credit: Rider Lal