2021 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Gallery

13 detail shots of the affordable new entry-level cruiser from India.

Royal Enfield’s Meteor 350 hit North America this year as a new model for 2021.Morgan Gales

Royal Enfield’s brand-new Meteor 350 cruiser hit our shores earlier this year as a 2021 model, and we were stoked to see the usually bland entry-level cruiser segment get a bit of a shake-up. The retro-styled 349cc single is a direct replacement for the firm’s Thunderbird 350, so while you’ll see a similar layout, the Meteor’s fuel-injected air-and-oil-cooled engine is all-new and features an overhead cam rather than pushrods.

The 2021 Royal Enfield Meteor comes in three trim levels, with the top-of-the-line, two-tone Supernova seen here ($4,599).Morgan Gales
The all-new air/oil-cooled, SOHC 349cc single is at the core of the Meteor 350.Morgan Gales
19-inch front wheel is slowed courtesy of a 300mm disc and two-piston ByBre caliper; ABS is standard.Morgan Gales
Classic teardrop tank not only looks good but holds a fair amount of capacity, at nearly 4 gallons. You can get the Supernova trim in two-tone blue/black or brown/black colorways.Morgan Gales

There are three versions of the Meteor: the base trim, called Fireball; the Stellar trim, which gets a passenger backrest and more color choices; and the Supernova pictured here, which adds on to the Stellar’s goods with a windshield and premium two-tone paint. All versions come with ABS standard, and all three also rock the Tripper navigation pod—mounted next to the large analog/LCD gauge—that you sync to your smartphone with the Tripper app for onboard navigation.

A medium-height shield comes standard only on the Supernova trim; it’s manually adjustable (up or down).Morgan Gales
The Meteor also gets Enfield’s first-ever onboard navigation system, called the Tripper. The display pairs to your smartphone via Bluetooth.Morgan Gales
External dual emulsion-style shocks are adjustable for spring preload only.Morgan Gales
The Supernova trim also gets you more brightwork like a chrome pipe and headers, which are blacked out on the base model.Morgan Gales
A passenger backrest comes standard on the Stellar and Supernova editions.Morgan Gales
Footpegs are slightly forward mounted but the arrangement—along with a tallish seat—offers enough room even for taller riders.Morgan Gales
A five-speed gearbox coupled with a chain final drive puts the power to the ground.Morgan Gales
The Meteor’s circular headlamp maintains the bike’s throwback feel while incorporating LED DRLs for modern functionality.Morgan Gales

Nobody’s going to mistake the Meteor for a drag racer; this bike is all about classic style, big comfort, and easy ergonomics, all presented in a variety of eye-catching colors. A wallet-friendly price tag of just $4,399 for the base model doesn’t hurt either.