Good news — Royal Enfield has agreed to let me keep the Meteor for some more time. Don’t know how much longer, but I hope for a few more months, at least. When not driving the Kiger, the Meteor has been my new best buddy.
While one reason is simply that I am in love with how effortlessly the Meteor’s 349cc motor pulls; creating a sizable gap between me and other motorists at every signal barely takes any time, and it never gets old. But what baffles me more is how this near-200-kg motorcycle corners like a street naked. From smooth-flowing corners to tight turns, the Meteor never doubts that it can round them off. Although I try to avoid it, scraping the footpeg feelers doesn’t require much effort. The steering geometry and the riding stance inspire a lot of confidence to lean further into a corner, too.
Now that the retreating monsoons have finally departed, I can now give the Meteor a much-deserved wash followed by a generous round of oiling and greasing of the moving parts. With the weather becoming pleasant towards the evening, I ought to start taking the Meteor for late-night rides soon.