Design-wise, the new Super Meteor takes heavy inspiration from its younger sibling, the Meteor 350. However, the first one is bigger. Apart from this, it also gets dual exhaust, as well as LED headlamps and tail lights.
Royal Enfield has launched the new Super Meteor 650 in two variants – Standard and Tourer. The standard Super Meteor 650 is being called the ‘Solo Tourer’ variant and is available in five color options – Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Gray and Interstellar Green. On the other hand, the Super Meteor 650 Tourer can only be had in Celestial Red or Celestial Blue.
Like all Royal Enfield motorcycles, the Super Meteor 650 will also get a range of accessories including seats, panniers, footpegs, turn indicators, backrests and more.
The new Super Meteor 650 is equipped with the same powertrain as the 650 twin. This 648 ccs parallel twin air/oil-cooled SOHC engine produces 47 PS of maximum power at 7,250 rpm and 52.3 Nm of peak torque at 5,650 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The motorcycle is built on a steel tubular spine frame suspended on 43 mm up-down front forks with 120 mm of travel, and preload-adjustable twin shock absorbers at the rear with 101 mm of travel. It should be noted that the Super Meteor 650 is the first Royal Enfield bike to be introduced with USD forks. The bike has a 16-inch wheel wrapped in 100/90 R19 section tires at the front and 150/80 section tires at the rear – both tubeless.
Braking duties are handled by a 320 mm disc at the front, with a 300 mm disc at the rear with dual channel ABS. The bike has a 15.7-litre fuel capacity and weighs 241 kg (with 90% fuel and oil), making it the heaviest Royal Enfield motorcycle currently on sale.
The Super Meteor 650 will be the most affordable middleweight twin cruiser in India. Expected to launch by January, the company’s flagship cruiser is expected to start at around Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom).