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Royal Enfield Meteor Production Spec Spied Testing Ahead Of Launch

Royal Enfield Meteor production-spec has been spotted testing on the Chennai East Coast Road. The company is expected to launch the new motorcycle by December 2020.

The spy images also reveal the Meteor’s round-shaped instrument cluster, headlamps, and tail lamps all adding to the retro looks of the motorcycle. Other features include a large contoured fuel-tank with round-shaped fenders at both ends, a blacked-out exhaust, wider rider and pillion seats, upright handlebars, and split rear grab rails.

Royal Enfield is said to be working on an OverHead Camshaft (OHC) version of the 346cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine. We noticed that the new motorcycle does not have a pre-cat like the Classic 350 BS6 motorcycle, indicating a new 350cc engine.

The new OHC engine from the brand is expected to offer more refinement, better fuel efficiency and most of all offer increased performance over the current crop of tappet-valve UCE 346cc engines. The current 346cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine produces 19.1bhp and 28Nm of torque.

The spy pictures also reveal the all-new motorcycle to feature telescopic forks at the front and a twin-shock setup at the rear. Braking on the motorcycle will be done through disc brakes at both ends. The company is expected to offer dual-channel ABS as standard on the upcoming motorcycle.