- Listed on Royal Enfield’s Indian website
- Likely to make India debut at 2022 Rider Mania in Goa
- Launch details unavailable yet
The soon-to-be-launched Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 has been listed on the company’s Indian website ahead of its expected debut at the 2022 Rider Mania in Goa. This motorcycle was unveiled at the recently concluded EICMA in Milan, Italy and it is expected to be launched in the Indian market in early 2023. In fact, we expect Royal Enfield dealers to commence the unofficial bookings for the Super Meteor 650 soon after its India debut at the 2022 Rider Mania.
Regular readers would know that this new cruiser motorcycle from Royal Enfield is based on the same platform as the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. However, this model gets several changes over the existing 650cc motorcycles. These include the addition of an LED headlight, alloy wheels with tubeless tyres on both ends, Royal Enfield’s Tripper Navigation system, and upside-down front forks instead of conventional units on the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650.
The mechanical specifications, on the other hand, retain the same 648cc, parallel-twin motor as the Interceptor and Continental GT. Do note that the power output of the Super Meteor 650 is marginally lower at 46.2bhp. Meanwhile, the torque output has remained unchanged at 52Nm. As announced at the 2022 EICMA, Royal Enfield will offer the Super Meteor 650 in two variants – Standard and Tourer. Both variants will be distinguished through their respective colour options and accessories.
This model is expected to carry a price premium over the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. However, despite that premium, it will most likely be the most-affordable middleweight, twin-cylinder cruiser in the Indian market and it should come at a substantially lower price tag than the Kawasaki Vulcan S and the Benelli 502C.