After many spy shots and teasers, the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 finally made its debut. It’s offered in three variants and we rode the top-spec Celestial trim. Here’s what we think of the Super Meteor 650 through these detailed images.
Royal Enfield has ticked the boxes when it comes to the visual approach of the motorcycle. It gets a large fuel tank, enlarged fuel injectors, and a wide rear fender. The cruiser stance too looks quite imposing and adds to the road presence of the Super Meteor 650.
The dual-tone paint scheme, tall visor, wide handlebar, chrome exhaust pipes, and matte-finished engine parts make for a good contrasting effect overall.
Royal Enfield has powered the Super Meteor with the same motor as the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. It’s a 648cc twin-cylinder motor that makes 47bhp and 52Nm. Even the six-speed gearbox remains unchanged. However, the chassis that holds the entire setup is entirely new. It rides on USD front forks and twin rear shocks.
Speaking of the motor, it’s quite likable from the get-go. The low and mid-range torque add to the convenience of riding and make the Meteor 650 feel lighter than what it weighs. Short shifting is also quite easy since the motor packs enough meat to accelerate further and even overtake easily.
Another area where the Super Meteor 650 is impressive is the handling. It takes a little effort to turn in and out of corners but the flow is quite linear. The longer rake and large front wheel make the bike feel a tad lazy but also add to the stability.
It gets tripper navigation, and LED illumination as well. The latter is the first for Royal Enfield bikes and the aforementioned USD front forks. Royal Enfield has equipped its latest cruiser with a 300mm rear disc, slightly larger than usual.
But how does the bike ride? Does it have good braking? Is the comfort level as expected? And should you spend Rs 3.48 lakh on the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650? Head here and read our first ride view to find out.