Royal Enfield Meteor 350 bike is a cruiser motorcycle, which is the replacement of Thunderbird 350X. Meteor 350 is an all-new twin-cradle frame and is propelled by a new 350 cc engine. The bike is also equipped with a Bluetooth connection for turn-by-turn navigation and gets LED DRL. But the new Royal Enfield bike beat the Honda H’Ness CB350 which is design to take a direct aim at Royal Enfield bikes, especially Classic 350. If you are planning to buy a cruiser bike then chances and you will take it for long rides. Royal Enfield Meteor 350 offers more ground clearance than H’Ness CB350. The Royal Enfield Meteor 350, with 170 mm of ground clearance, the Honda H’Ness CB350 has a ground clearance of 166 mm. Royal Enfield Meteor 350 offers more ground clearance than H’Ness CB350.
The Meteor 350 uses a 349 cc, air-cooled engine that is capable of engine delivering around a 20 bhp, and rotation speed is 6100 rpm and peak torque is 27 Nm and rotation speed is 4000 rpm, with a five-speed gearbox and seven plate clutch for easier to shift gear. The curb weight is 182 kg.
The Honda CB350, on the other hand, is propelled by a 348.36 cc, air-cooled, the single-cylinder engine produced a 21 bhp, and rotation speed is 5500 rpm and peak torque is 30 Nm and rotation speed is 3000 rpm. with a five-speed gearbox but with assist and slipper clutch. The curb weight is 181 kg. Honda H’Ness CB350 is more powerful than Meteor 350
The meteor 350 seat height is 765 mm, and Honda CB350 seat height is 800 mm.
Suspension and braking
Both bikes are used telescopic forks with twin shock absorbers, but the Meteor 350 rear suspension gets six-step adjustable pre-load. And braking hardware was, the Meteor 350 on 300 mm front and 270 mm rear disc brakes while the H’Ness CB350 on 310 mm front and 240 mm rear disc brakes. Both bikes get dual-channel ABS is standard.
The Meteor not only gets a better rear suspension and also comes equipped with better rear disc brakes. However, Honda does HSTC to the main rear-wheel traction.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 gets a semi-digital instrument panel they include an analog speedometer and a digital display for the readouts like a trip meter, odometer, fuel gauge, clock, etc. The digital console also has a gear-position indicator and ABS light. Riders, using an application, and also pair their smartphones with the instrument console. The console will reflect turn-by-turn navigation indication as well as the distance on a small digital display on the bike which the company calls Tripper. And this Royal Enfield bike also has a USB port also provided.
The Honda H’Ness CB350 comes with a semi-digital instrument panel that offers more information like a speed, tachometer, odometer, trip meter, gear-position indicator, fuel gauge, average fuel efficiency, and etc. CB350 Deluxe Pro variant gets Honda Smartphone Voice Control (HSVC) system they allow the riders to pair a smartphone with the instrument console via Bluetooth and access features like telephony, turn-by-turn navigation, music much more. The HSVC also allows riders to control the smartphone via voice commands, although this requires a special headset that will be sold as an accessory. Other features on the H’Ness CB350 include Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system that helps in maintaining rear-wheel traction and hazard switch.
Royal Enfield Meteor 350 = ₹1.76 lakh – ₹1.91 lakh
Honda H’Ness CB350 = ₹1.85 lakh – ₹1.96 lakh
Royal Enfield Meteor 350:
|Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Fireball||₹1.76 lakh|
|Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Stellar||₹ 1.81 Lakh|
|Royal Enfield Meteor 350 Supernova||₹1.91 lakh|
Honda H’Ness CB350:
|Honda H Ness CB 350 DLX||₹1.85 lakh|
|Honda H Ness CB 350 DLX Pro||₹1.96 lakh|
Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is cheaper than Honda H’Ness CB350.