The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 looks like it’s set to hit the bulls-eye for the Indian brand’s target market. It combines retro aesthetics (and styling cues) with modern ergonomics, a Euro 5-compliant engine, and USD forks.
The Meter 350 arrives at RS 1.99 to 2.16 Lakhs ($4,399). That positioning makes the Meteor 350 ideally suited for newer riders and customization opportunities.
Further, the 349cc Meteor 350 makes an excellent platform for a single headlight custom.
It already has a solid factory donor bike, and the single headlight design fits perfectly with traditional cafe customs, says Arjan van den Boom of Ironwood Motorcycles.
What is a cruiser supposed to do? Keep it clean. Comfy and bad-ass. Customize when the occasion calls for it.
Custom Meteor 350
Those were Arjan van den Boom instructions from Ironwood when the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in question rolled into its Amsterdam workshop, and they started to work their magic. This project has been a long time in the making.
Because of their weight and top-heavy nature, it is typical to modify Royal Enfield motorcycles to make them more accessible and safer to handle and improve rider comfort. Ironwood’s current modification generally fall into a single category.
- Giving the custom the desired look with enhanced aesthetics.
With this, we see there are no changes in the motor and the double-cradle frame.
Added are supercross handlebars, single-seat, short fenders, black forks and bar end mirrors.
These components help the custom identical to any Bobber. Further, Ironwood has added rear YSS dual shocks and TKC tires from Continental.
The paint scheme straddles the line between brash and subtle: white and black strips extend from the tank down to the belly pan and rear fender, for an overall effect much more understated than the name might suggest.
What we’re left with is a custom Royal Enfield that takes its title literally—it looks like it could blaze across any competition you throw at it.
Lights come from Kellerman, whereas we see custom Akrapovic exhaust. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a pile of parts come together into one cohesive whole that works.