Royal Enfield has finally announced the launch date for its upcoming 650cc cruiser motorcycle, the Super Meteor 650. The Chennai-based two-wheeler manufacturer will launch this new product on 16 January, 2023. We have already brought the first look review of this motorcycle. This time, we tell you what to expect from the India-spec Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650.
Variants and Colours
The new Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 will be sold in two variants – Standard and Tourer. The standard version will be available in five colour options – Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Grey, and Interstellar Green. Meanwhile, the Super Meteor 650 Tourer, which will feature additional accessories such as a tall windscreen and a pillion backrest, will be sold in two paint options – Celestial Red and Celestial Blue.
Engine and Performance
The new Super Meteor 650 will share its 648cc, parallel-twin, air-cooled motor with the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. Linked to a six-speed gearbox, this motor is tuned to produce 46.2bhp and 52Nm of peak torque on the Super Meteor 650. While the engine is the same as the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650, the Super Meteor 650 will get a different engine map. Further, the gearbox gets different ratios.
Both variants of the Super Meteor 650 feature a typical cruise design. The styling elements comprise a round headlight at the front, a curvy fuel tank with 3D logos, a split-style seat, and twin-sided exhaust pipes. The Tourer version further benefits from touring-focused hardware such as a tall windscreen for better windblast protection and a pillion backrest for enhanced comfort. Meanwhile, the aluminium finish on the switchgear adds a premium feel to the package.
The feature list is a step up over the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 and this motorcycle comes with an LED headlight as standard. Further, this is the first 650cc Royal Enfield motorcycle to get the company’s Tripper Navigation system. The standard turn indicators are bulb-type conventional units. However, buyers can purchase LED indicators as an optional extra. The rider aids are basic and the safety net on the Super Meteor 650 comprises dual-channel ABS.
The hardware, too, is different from the existing 650cc Royal Enfield motorcycles and the Super Meteor 650 comes with alloy wheels instead of wire-spoke units on the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. Further, this is also the first Royal Enfield motorcycle to get upside-down front forks. Meanwhile, the rear continues to use twin-sided rear springs. Then, the braking setup on the Super Meteor 650 comprises single discs on both wheels along with ByBre-sourced calipers. The safety net, as mentioned earlier, includes a dual-channel ABS.