Royal Enfield’s new flagship motorcycle – the Super Meteor 650 – will be launched in India today at the Rider Mania event currently underway in Goa. The prices of the Super Meteor can be announced today, and the motorcycle is expected to go on sale from early 2023. Test rides will start soon. The Super Meteor 650 will be priced higher than both the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 Twin, making it the new flagship in Royal Enfield’s range globally. So far, the Super Meteor 650 has no direct competition. It is likely to cost a little less than Rs. 4 lakh Here’s a video walkaround from EICMA 2022, an Italian motorcycle event where the Super Meteor 650 made its global debut.
The Super Meteor 650 has many firsts for Royal Enfield. It gets original Blue Cruiser styling with inverted front forks with 120 mm of travel, an all-LED headlamp, 19-inch front-16-inch rear wheels, and kick-out front pegs. The motorcycle uses the same 650cc parallel twin engine as the Interceptor and Continental GT 650, with 47 Bhp of peak power and 52 Nm of peak torque. It remains to be seen whether Royal Enfield has changed the gear ratio and ECU map to suit the comfortable cruiser design of the Super Meteor 650. In India. Ground clearance is 135 mm.
Other key features of the motorcycle include an instrument cluster with integrated tripper navigation, a 15.7 liter tear-drop style fuel tank, disc brakes on both wheels, a slipper clutch mated to a 6 speed gearbox and dual channel ABS. The Super Meteor 650 will be available in five paint schemes: Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Gray and Interstellar Green. Royal Enfield will also launch a fully accessorized touring version of the motorcycle, which will get panniers, pillion back-rest, revised seats and other touring-specific accessories.
Commenting on Royal Enfield’s cruiser pedigree and approach to motorcycle manufacturing, Siddharth Lal, Managing Director, Eicher Motors Limited said,
We have always had a different approach to building motorcycles and our new cruiser, the Super Meteor 650, is the next evolution of that approach. Inspired by our own long-distance riding experiences and those of our customers, we’ve built the Super Meteor to be pure fun for all the senses. The engine is super 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 the overall premium fit-finish of parts and materials. Create visual and sensory delights. The Super Meteor’s striking silhouette and contours are inspired by generations of Royal Enfield cruisers, and at the same time, familiar, yet distinctly different.