After making its global debut at the EICMA motorcycle show earlier this month, Royal Enfield has now showcased the Super Meteor 650 at the brand’s annual motorcycle festival, Rider Mania 2022. The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 is undoubtedly the star attraction this year and to make things special, potential customers can pre-book the model exclusively at the event. That said, pre-booking is only for Rider Mania attendees and has not yet officially opened for dealerships or online customers. Expected to launch in January 2023.
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The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 is the third offering to come out of the 650 platform after the Interceptor and the Continental GT. Compared to the 650 twins, the SM 650 is considerably heavier at 241 kg but gets more metal components, a premium finish and even all-LED lighting. This is the most tech-friendly Royal Enfield ever to come out of Chennai. Power comes from the same 648 cc parallel-twin cylinder engine tuned for 47 bhp at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque available at 5,650 rpm. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Other features of the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 include alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, tripper navigation system, USD front forks and more. The model will be available in standard and tourer variant options and is expected to see around seven color options along with a wide range of available accessories. The prices of the Super Meteor 650 remain under wraps but the new RE flagship will command a premium and you can expect the prices to be north of ₹3.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
That said, it will continue to be a highly accessible middleweight tourer at this price point competing with the likes of the Kawasaki Vulcan S and Benelli 502C in India. Globally, it will also take on the BSA Gold Star 650 and Honda Rebel 500 among other offerings, depending on the market.
First Published Date: 19 November 2022, 15:23 PM IST