Royal Enfield (RE) fanboys are up for a bitter surprise as the Eicher-owned two-wheeler manufacturer has hiked the price of its much sought-after bike Meteor 350 by up to Rs 5000.
The company has also added three new colours, bringing the total number of paint jobs for the Meteor 350 to 13.
Due to the removal of the Tripper Navigation pod, which was a result of the chip shortage, the price of the Meteor 350 was first increased in April and then decreased in May. The price reduction that took place in May has practically been completely covered by the current pricing, reported News 18.
The Fireball Red/Yellow/Blue/Matt Green variation of the bike is now available for Rs 2,05,844, which is Rs 3591 more than the previous price of Rs 2,01,253.
Similarly, the price of Stellar Blue/Red/Black variation has increased by Rs 4591 to a new price of Rs 2,11,924. The Stellar Pure Black Custom now costs Rs2,11,924, which has the lowest price hike of just Rs 2754. Supernova Brown/Blue/Red variations which were previously offered for Rs 2,17,469, are now available for Rs 2,22,061, making them the most expensive variety.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 was introduced in 2020 and is based on the company's revolutionary “J" architecture. It has a low seat, high handlebars, and forward-set footpegs that contribute to an upright seating position and comfortable riding. Other technology includes an analogue speedometer with km/h and mph markings and a Digi-analogue instrument cluster with 8 tell-tale LEDs. The digital readouts on the display include, among other things, a service reminder, a fuel level bar, a clock, a gear indication, and an eco-indicator.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 now has a starting price range of 2,05,844 after the price increase. In August 2022, Royal Enfield plans to introduce the J-Series platform-based Hunter 350.