Royal Enfield has launched the all-new Super Meteor 650, the big brother of the popular Meteor 350. The motorcycle is based on REs 650 bikes – Interceptor, and Continental GT.
Commenting on Royal Enfield’s cruiser range and approach to building motorcycles, Siddharth Lal, Managing Director, Eicher Motors Limited said, “We have always had a different approach to building motorcycles and our new cruiser, Super Meteor 650, is the next evolution. This approach. Inspired by our own long-distance riding experiences and those of our customers, we have designed the Super Meteor to be an absolute delight for all the senses. Engine Extremely refined and responsive and offers a comfortable part-throttle experience at highway plus speeds, the riding ergonomics are fine-tuned to offer a comfortable, yet controlled riding experience and an overall premium fit finish of parts and materials. Evoke visual and sensory delight. The Super Meteor’s elegant silhouettes and shapes are inspired by generations of Royal Enfield cruisers, and are at once familiar, yet distinctly different.”
Speaking about the engineering that drives the Super Meteor 650, B Govindarajan, CEO, Royal Enfield said, “Even at the beginning of the development journey of the 650 parallel twin platform, we set out to design a true blue highway and The cruiser has been a long time in the making but we are very happy that it is finally here. The 650 twin-engine Interceptor and Continental GT have been at the heart of the 650’s phenomenal global success and we believe This platform, in a new cruiser avatar, will bring new riders to Royal Enfield around the world.
Super Meteor – What is it?
The Super Meteor is a cruiser motorcycle with a parallel twin engine alongside the Interceptor and Continental GT. It gets a new tubular frame chassis and more comfortable riding ergonomics. The motorcycle also gets inverted front forks and alloy wheels, a first for REs 650cc range of motorcycles. Simply put, the Super Meteor is a true blue highway cruiser.
The Super Meteor is supposed to be a cruiser and looks the part. The foot pegs and handlebars are tapered and positioned in a way that will give the rider an upright riding position. It also gets the classic teardrop fuel tank (15.7 L). Overall, the design is inspired by the Meteor 350 but the proportions have grown. Another first is the presence of an LED headlamp unit which you won’t see on any RE bike till date. It is one of the heaviest RE motorcycles with a weight of 241 kg.
The 650 CC Cruiser will be available in two body styles, namely Super Metro 650 and Super Meteor 650 Tour. The former is a solo cruiser and will come with a single-seat configuration as standard. It will come in five colors which are Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Gray and Interstellar Green.
The Super Meteor 650 Tourer is the Grand Tourer variant and also has a plain seat. The motorcycle will be available in two colors – Celestial Red and Celestial Blue
The Super Meteor 650 will share its engine with the Interceptor and Continental GT. In its current state of tune, the engine churns out 47 bhp at 7250 RPM and a peak torque of 52.3 Nm at 5670 RPM. However, we expect RE to tinker with the bike’s tuning given its cruiser characteristics.
Launch in India
While the motorcycle was revealed globally at the EICMA 2022 in Milan, we won’t have to wait long to see it here in India. If reports are to be believed, the motorcycle will be showcased at Rider Mania 2022 in Goa which is scheduled for November 18-20. We may also get a price reveal and more details about the India-specific Super Meteor at the event.
The Super Metro 650 will be the flagship model in the 650 CC lineup and is expected to be priced slightly higher than the top-spec Continental GT. We expect the price to be in the range of ₹3.5L to ₹3.75L.
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