The Super Meteor 650, a highly anticipated motorcycle from Indian manufacturer Royal Enfield, has been officially launched at a starting price of Rs 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom). Powered by a twin-cylinder 648cc engine, the cruiser is the third motorcycle in RE's line-up after the popular models like the Interceptor and the Continental GT. It is a larger, more potent version of the Meteor 350. The bike was initially revealed on October 8 at the Milan Motorcycle Show in Italy. It was also displayed during the Royal Enfield-hosted 2022 Rider Mania – a three-day event in Goa. Because of its high-end features and hardware, the new Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 is the most expensive model in the firm's current line-up. The bike will come in two variants: Standard and Tourer. The former will be offered in five colour options – Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Grey, and Interstellar Green. The Super Meteor 650 Tourer, on the other hand, will be available in two colour choices – Celestial Red and Celestial Blue – and will feature additional equipment, including a tall windscreen and a pillion backrest.
The following is the variant-wise pricing for the brand-new Super Meteor 650:
The new Super Meteor 650 will be powered by the same 648cc parallel-twin air-cooled engine as the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 but with a modified engine map. This motor, which is coupled to a six-speed gearbox, is calibrated to produce 47bhp and 52Nm of peak torque. The engine is the same as in the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. Moreover, the gearbox gets varied ratios.
The Super Meteor 650 comes with alloy wheels rather than the wire-spoke rims of the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650, which are also distinct from other 650cc Royal Enfield motorcycles currently available on the market. Additionally, this is also the first Royal Enfield motorcycle to receive upside-down front forks. Twin-sided rear springs are still used at the back. Also, the Super Meteor 650's braking system consists of single discs on each wheel and callipers from ByBre.
Both versions of the bike sport a conventional cruise design, which includes round headlights at the front, a curved fuel tank with 3D logos, a split-style seat, and twin-sided exhaust pipes. The Tourer model also gets components designed specifically for travelling, like a tall windscreen for better windblast protection and a pillion backrest for increased comfort. The switchgear's aluminium finish gives the overall package a premium appearance.
The feature set of the Super Meteor 650 is superior to that of the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. It also gets an LED headlamp as standard. This is also the first 650cc Royal Enfield motorcycle to be equipped with the firm's Tripper Navigation system. The standard turn indicators are typical bulb-type ones. LED indicators, on the contrary, are available as an additional option for buyers. The rider aids are basic, and the safety net includes dual-channel ABS.