The Super Meteor 650 is the most modern RE with inverted forks, alloy wheels and tubeless tyres as well as LED headlamps and tail lights.
Royal Enfield has introduced 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 with five colour options -Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Grey and Interstellar Green. On the other hand, the Super Meteor 650 Tourer can be had in either Celestial Red or Celestial Blue only.
Like all Royal Enfield motorcycles, the Super Meteor 650 will also get a range of accessories like seats, panniers, footpegs, turn indicators, backrests, and many more.
The new Super Meteor 650 is equipped with the same powertrain as the 650 twins. This 648 ccs parallel twin air/oil-cooled SOHC engine belts out 47 PS of max 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 that is suspended on 43 mm upside-down front forks with a 120 mm travel, and preload-adjustable twin shock absorbers at the rear with 101 mm travel. It should be noted that the Super Meteor 650 is the first Royal Enfield bike to be offered with USD forks. The bike gets a 100/90 R19 section tyre at the front, and a 16-inch wheel at the rear wrapped in a 150/80 section tyre – both tubeless.
Braking duties are taken care of by a 320 mm disc at the front, coupled 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), which makes it the heaviest Royal Enfield motorcycle currently on sale.
The Super Meteor 650 will be the most affordable middleweight twin cruiser in India. Likely to launch by January, the company’s flagship cruiser is expected to carry a starting price tag of about Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom).