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Made in India Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is UK’s bestseller | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Meteor 350 dethrones the perpetual favorite, the BMW R 1250 GS, to change into the bestselling bike above 125cc.

Royal Enfield has posted gross sales figures of 1,135 items for the Meteor 350 within the UK between January and July 2022, overtaking the BMW R 1250 GS and turning into the bestselling bike above 125cc. The motorbike is manufactured at Royal Enfield’s plant in Chennai.

The massive Bavarian journey tourer has been a perennial favorite within the abroad market however the easy, easy-going cruiser from Royal Enfield has managed to dethrone it. The Meteor 350 was the primary mannequin from Royal Enfield to characteristic the brand-new J-series engine. Two extra fashions adopted quickly after, within the type of Royal Enfield’s bestseller, the Traditional 350, and the nimble neo-retro roadster, the Hunter 350. In all these machines, the engine makes equivalent output figures – 20.2hp and 27Nm of torque. 

This is not the primary time a Royal Enfield has been on the prime of the UK gross sales charts, with the Interceptor 650 being the earlier mannequin from the enduring marque to take action. A brand new Continental GT 650 check mule was noticed testing with alloy wheels, which hints {that a} main replace is on the best way for the 650 twins. 

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