Royal Enfield Meteor 350 topped Indian Bike of the 12 months 2021, pips seven bikes to the title- Know-how Information, Alenz

Royal Enfield Meteor 350 topped Indian Bike of the 12 months 2021, pips seven bikes to the title- Know-how Information, Alenz

Essentially the most prestigious Indian automotive awards have topped the most recent member of the Royal Enfield household, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, because the Indian Bike of the 12 months 2021. The IMOTY 2021 winner was picked out of a complete of eight contenders which included the Bajaj Dominar 250, Hero Glamour 125, Hero Ardour Professional, Hero Xtreme 160R, Honda Hornet 2.0, Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and KTM 390 Journey. The runners up for IMOTY 2021 have been the KTM 390 Journey, and Hero Xtreme 160R.

Coming again to the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, which was launched in November 2020, as a substitute to the Thunderbird 350X. Regardless of the acquainted seems, the Meteor 350 rides on an all-new twin-downtube chassis, the primary time Royal Enfield’s 350cc platform has been revamped since its introduction over a decade again.

 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 crowned Indian Motorcycle of the Year 2021, pips seven bikes to the title

The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 beat the KTM 390 Journey and Hero Xtreme 160R to the crown. Picture: JK Tyre

The Meteor 350 additionally packs a brand new 349 cc engine and 5-speed gearbox, one other departure for the corporate, transferring from a pushrod type engine to a totally fashionable SOHC two-valve design, but it surely stays air-cooled. Nonetheless, energy figures of 20.2 hp and 27 Nm are up from the earlier BS6 UCE engine. It additionally contains onboard navigation, christened Tripper, marking the primary time this tech was made out there on a Royal Enfield. Costs for the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 vary from Rs 1.77 lakh to Rs 1.92 lakh, ex-showroom, for the three variants out there.

These contenders are judged by a panel of skilled automotive journalists from the most important publications within the nation. Overdrive’s Bertrand D’Souza (Editor) and Rohit Paradkar (Assistant Editor) have been a part of the IMOTY jury this 12 months. Different members are Rahul Ghosh, affiliate editor, Auto At this time; Dipayan Dutta, senior particular correspondent, Auto At this time, Jared Solomon, assistant editor at AutoX, Ravi Ved, content material growth editor at AutoX; Aspi Bhatena, editor of Automotive India and Bike India; Sarmad Kadiri, government editor at Automotive India and Bike India; Sirish Chandran, editorial director of Evo India and Quick Bikes India; Aatish Mishra, assistant editor at Evo India; Pablo Chaterji, government editor at Motoring World; Kartik Ware, managing editor at Motoring World; Vikrant Singh, editor at Carwale, Bikewale and CarTrade and Kranti Sambhav, editor and lead at Instances Drive.


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