Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 cruiser motorcycle unveiled at EICMA 2022
Royal Enfield has finally unveiled its most anticipated Meteor 650 motorcycle at EICMA 2022 in Milan, Italy. The motorcycle has been officially unveiled and the official launch of the motorcycle will take place soon. The motorcycle will be available in two variants. There is a Standard version and a Tourer. As the name suggests, Super Meteor 650 is actually a larger version of the 350cc version that hit the market a few years ago. Like many other Royal Enfield motorcycles, Meteor 650 also has a neo-retro design. The Meteor 650 will be offered as the Indian manufacturer’s flagship cruiser.
Commenting on Royal Enfield’s cruiser lineage and approach to motorcycle building, Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Eicher Motors Ltd., said: “We’ve always had a differentiated 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 built the Super Meteor to be absolutely pleasurable for all the senses. The engine is super refined and responsive and delivers a relaxed experience of partial throttle at above highway speeds, the ride ergonomics are fine-tuned to deliver a quiet, yet controlled driving experience, and the overall finish top quality parts and materials. evoke visual and sensory pleasure. The Super Meteor’s gorgeous silhouette and contours have been inspired by generations of Royal Enfield cruisers, and are at once familiar, yet absolutely distinct.
The bike gets alloy wheels just like the Meteor 350. The front gets 19-inch wheels while the rear gets 16-inch units. As we go up the bike gets a thick 43mm USD fork. This is the first time Royal Enfield has used this setup on one of their motorcycles. The headlights are fully LED, which is another first for the manufacturer. It also gets a revised instrument cluster and it comes with an integrated navigation system. Both the front and the rear are equipped with disc brakes and the motorcycle is equipped with dual-channel ABS.
The fuel tank design is similar to what we’ve seen in other Royal Enfields. The teardrop-shaped tank has a capacity of 15.7 liters. The bike offers a low, scalloped saddle with wide, set-back handlebars. The bike offers forward-facing footpegs that provide a relaxed riding position for the rider. Royal Enfield mentions that the new chassis used on the Super Meteor has a low center of gravity, which helps with high-speed stability and handling. As for the engine, Super Meteor is powered by Royal Enfield’s 650cc engine. This is the same engine that debuted in the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 motorcycles.
The 648cc parallel-twin engine generates 47PS and 52Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch and assist. The standard version of the motorcycle is available in 5 colors. It will be available in Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Gray and Interstellar Green. There is a tourer variant of the bike available in Celestial Red and Celestial Blue colors. The Super Meteor is expected to cost around Rs 3.5 lakh ex-showroom to Rs 4 lakh ex-showroom.