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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Is Uk’s Best Selling Motorcycle

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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 has become the best selling bike above 125 cc. It shares the platform and engine with Hunter 350 and Classic 350.

Royal Enfield, a Chennai-based two-wheeler manufacturer, recently announced sales figures in the United Kingdom for the period January to July 2022. The Meteor 350, which served as a replacement for the Thunderbird 350, sold 1,135 units. This means that Royal Enfield sold more Meteor 350s than the BMW R 1250 GS, one of the best-selling adventure tourers. The Meteor 350 is the best-selling motorcycle over 125 cc right now.

This is not the first time a Royal Enfield motorcycle has topped the UK sales chart. Previously, the best-selling middleweight motorcycle in the UK was the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.

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The Meteor 350 was Royal Enfield’s first motorcycle built on the new J platform. It came with a new double-cradle frame that significantly improved handling.

The engine is also a new, 349 cc, long-stroke engine that gets fuel injection and is counterbalanced. It produces 20.48 PS at 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm at 4,000 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox that gets slip and assist clutch.

The price of the Meteor 350 starts at ₹2.01 lakhs (ex-showroom) and goes up to ₹2.19 lakhs (ex-showroom). It has to compete against the Jawa 42.1, Benelli Imperiale 400 and Honda H’ness CB350.

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Royal Enfield recently launched the Hunter 350 in the Indian market; it is currently one of the manufacturer’s most affordable motorcycles. Hunter 350’s goal is to introduce more people to the brand. One of the reasons people were hesitant to purchase a Royal Enfield was its weight. To compensate, Royal Enfield equipped the motorcycle with 17-inch wheels, which makes the Hunter 350 feel nimble and light on its feet when compared to other Royal Enfield motorcycles.

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