- Super Meteor 650 officially unveiled at EICMA 2022
- Comes in three variants
- To be launched in India soon
Royal Enfield’s highly-awaited middle-weight cruiser, the Super Meteor 650, has been officially unveiled at the ongoing 2022 EICMA show in Milan, Italy. It is based on the same platform as the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 but sports a host of changes.
Typical of a cruiser, the Super Meteor 650 boasts a low-profile stance with a long wheelbase of 1,500mm. The design is similar to the smaller Meteor 350 but it looks more premium and imposing. The Chennai-based bikemaker has introduced two variants of the bike including standard and Tourer. While the former comes in five colours, the latter gets two paint schemes. Notably, the Tourer trim gets a host of comfort-enhancing bits like a tall windscreen, a pillion backrest, dual seats, panniers, a touring handlebar, and larger footpegs.
The engine is the same 648cc, parallel-twin motor as the Interceptor and Continental GT. However, the power output is marginally lower at 46.2bhp which comes in at 7,250rpm. While the torque output has remained unchanged at 52Nm, it comes in slightly later at 5,650rpm. As for the cycle parts, the Super Meteor 650 rides on a 19-16-inch alloy wheel combination which is suspended by 43mm upside-down forks and dual springs. Braking duties are taken care of by a 320mm disc at the front and a 300mm rotor at the rear.
On the feature front, the motorcycle comes equipped with a semi-digital instrument cluster which looks identical to the unit present in the Meteor 350. Also, accompanying the main cluster is RE’s Tripper Navigation system. While the headlamp and tail lamp comprise LEDs, the turn indicators house conventional bulbs. However, LED indicators are likely to be available as an option.