Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 launched at Rs 3.48 lakh
Royal Enfield has finally launched the Super Meteor 650 at Rs 3.48 lakh (ex-showroom) after revealing it at the EICMA 2022, two months ago. It is offered in two variants: the Super Meteor 650 and the Super Meteor 650 Tourer, with the former getting two colour schemes, priced at Rs 3.63 lakh (ex-showroom) and the latter a single colour theme that demands Rs 3.78 (ex-showroom) lakh, along with a whole host of optional extra accessories. Here's what you should know about it.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 design
The Super Meteor 650 is Royal Enfield's third motorcycle to be powered by its 648cc parallel-twin engine, which made its debut with the Interceptor and Continental GT twins. As is typical of cruisers, it has a low stance and a raked-out fork. It appears to be exactly what Royal Enfield intended it to be, a bigger sibling to the Meteor 350. As a result, it gets a round headlight, a 15.7-litre teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a split-seat, and a single round tail light flanked by round indicators. It has a well-proportioned appearance thanks to 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels. It gets a familiar dual-pod dash with the bigger left pod being the main console displaying your speed, trip meter, gear position and also the fuel indicator.
Royal Enfield is offering the Super Meteor 650 in two variants — The Super Meteor 650 and the Super Meteor 650 Tourer. The latter is available in five colour options, namely Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Grey and Interstellar Green while you can have the former in two colour schemes — Celestial Red and Celestial Blue.
The Super Meteor twins also get a whole host of accessories as a part of the Genuine Accessories Pack including bar-end mirrors, LED indicators, machined alloys and to make your highway cruise even comfier there are things like touring footpegs, a touring dual-seat, touring handlebar, windscreen, a passenger backrest and also panniers to store luggage.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 engine, chassis and suspension
Powering the Super Meteor 650 is the same 648cc oil-cooled parallel-twin engine that we first saw in the Interceptor 650 and the Continental 650. It even produces the same amount of power. 46bhp at 7250rpm and 52.3Nm at 5650rpm. This engine feeds power to the rear wheels via a 6-speed gearbox.
The Super Meteor is underpinned by a tubular spine frame steel chassis that is developed in collaboration with Harris Performance. Suspension duties of the Super Meteor are handled by a pair of 43mm USD forks up front, the first time ever on a Royal Enfield, with 120mm of wheel travel, The rear gets a twin shock setup with preload adjustability. At 241kg the Super Meteor is the heaviest Royal Enfield ever, but it also gets a fairly low 740mm seat height that should make it easy to manoeuvre.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 launch, price and rivals
Royal Enfield's new flagship motorcycle, the Super Meteor 650 is priced at Rs 3.48 lakh (ex-showroom) for the standard variant with the AStral colour scheme. The Interstellar colour scheme demands a slightly more ex-showroom price of Rs 3.63 lakh and finally the Celestial theme which is available with the Super Meteor 650 Tourer is the most expensive at Rs 3.78 lakh (ex-showroom). It rivals the likes of Kawasaki's Vulcan S and the Benelli's 502C, both of which are more modern looking alternatives. Our first ride review of the Super Meteor 650 is now live. Click here to read it!