The Meteor 350 is the latest in the line of cruiser motorcycles made by Royal Enfield in India since the early 1990s. These include the Lightning, then the 2002 Thunderbird, the 2008 UCE twin spark Thunderbird, and the 2018 Thunderbird X 350. But the Meteor has little in common with those machines. The engine Royal Enfield has developed a new 349cc engine (20.2bhp; 27Nm); that peculiar ‘thump’ sound is there.It has a five-speed manual gearbox. You will feel the refinement of the engine as soon as you start it—it doesn’t have a kick-start, but only electric; at idle, the vibrations are minimal.