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Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 unveiled; Gets 2 variants

Super Meteor 650 variants
Super Meteor 650 variants

Royal Enfield has unveiled the new Super Meteor 650, bike number 3/5 to be built on the successful 650 platform. The Super Meteor 650 continues Royal Enfield’s heritage of building superlative cruisers. Unmistakably a cruiser, the Super Meteor 650 combines uncluttered controls and instrumentation with relaxed rider ergonomics; rock-steady stability on the highway with spine-tingling pleasure on winding roads, where it keenly changes direction. Its flexible, silky-smooth engine has torque aplenty and its cool retro styling is infused with clearly recognisable Royal Enfield DNA.

Super Meteor 650 quick spec

  • 648 cc air cooled parallel twin
  • 47 Ps @ 7250 rpm
  • 52.3 Nm @ 5650 rpm
  • 43 mm USD Fork with 120mm travel
  • 241 kg kerb weight
  • 15.7 l tank
  • Dual channel ABS
  • 150/80 16 inch rear tyre
  • 100/90 19 inch front tyre
  • 740 mm seat height
  • 135 mm ground clearance

Unintimidating and practical, the Super Meteor 650 has the silhouette of a purebred cruiser with a low stance and sumptuous seat with a narrow waist which combine to make munching miles a breeze. A large tank gives extended range and wide tubeless tyres on alloy rims provide dependability and peace of mind at highway speeds.

Riding position is one of the key differentiators of any cruiser and the Super Meteor nails this with fully feet-forward foot controls, a low scalloped seat and wide pulled-back handlebars, all of which meld to make the rider feel they are part of their motorcycle.

Created in conjunction with Harris Performance, the all-new chassis provides a low centre of gravity for high-speed stability and easy manoeuvrability that is confidence inspiring for all levels of rider. USD forks, LED headlamps, a state-of-the-art TBT navigation system, redesigned engine covers and a premium fit and finish are just some of the many attention-grabbing features.

The Super Meteor 650 is the solo tourer variant and will be available in five colourways – Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Grey and Interstellar Green. The Super Meteor 650 Tourer is the grand tourer variant and will be available in two colourways – Celestial Red and Celestial Blue.

Super Meteor 650 Celestial Red

Commenting on Royal Enfield’s cruiser lineage and approach to building motorcycles, Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Eicher Motors Ltd. said, “We have always had a differentiated approach to building motorcycles and our new cruiser, the Super Meteor 650, is the next evolution of this approach. Inspired by our own long distance riding experiences and those of our customers, we have built the Super Meteor to be absolutely enjoyable to all senses. The engine is super refined and responsive and offers relaxed part-throttle experience at highway-plus speeds, the riding ergonomics are fine-tuned to offer a leisurely, yet in-control riding experience, and the overall premium fit-finish of parts and materials evoke visual and sensory delight. The gorgeous silhouette and contours of the Super Meteor have been inspired by generations of cruisers from Royal Enfield, and are at the same time, familiar, yet absolutely distinct.”

Speaking about the engineering that underpins the Super Meteor 650, Royal Enfield CEO, B Govindarajan, said, “Even at the start of the development journey of the 650 parallel twin platform we were clear about our intentions of designing and building a true-blue highway cruiser. It’s been a while in the making but we are very glad that it is finally here. The 650 twin engine has been at the heart of the resounding global success of the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 and we are confident that this platform, in a new cruiser avatar, will bring in new riders for Royal Enfield across the world.” 

The Super Meteor 650 extends the proud ancestry of outstanding cruisers but takes it to the next level. Royal Enfield Chief of Design, Mark Wells, says it is the archetypal cruiser. “Our goal was to create a motorcycle that captures the very essence of British cruisers. The design language is influenced by styles of the 1950s, including our own motorcycles, but with a contemporary twist. The Super Meteor 650 is a carefree motorcycle for riding until you decide it’s time to stop, for crossing immense, immersive landscapes, for heading towards the horizon’s vanishing point”, he said.

The motorcycle is supported by an extensive ecosystem of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories that compliment its touring capabilities. Of the three motorcycles unveiled at EICMA, the Astral Black Super Meteor 650 is equipped with Solo Tourer Genuine Motorcycle Accessories kit, including bar end mirrors, deluxe footpeg, solo finisher, LED indicators and machined wheels. The Celestial Red Super Meteor 650 Tourer is equipped with the Grand Tourer accessories kit including deluxe touring dual-seat, touring windscreen, passenger backrest, deluxe footpegs, longhaul panniers, touring handlebar and LED indicators. The Interstellar Green Super Meteor 650 is displayed in the standard format. 

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