- Deliveries are yet to start in India
- Waiting period of three-four months in major cities
- Prices start from Rs 3.49 lakh
The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 was unveiled in India at the Rider Mania in November 2022 followed by its official launch on 16 January this year. While the motorcycle has created a lot of buzz in the country, the deliveries of the bike haven’t started yet. We contacted a bunch of dealers in major cities to enquire about the same and they clarified that the waiting period for the Super Meteor 650 is three-four months as of now. This includes cities like Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, and Jaipur.
The Super Meteor 650 is the most premium offering from Royal Enfield. It shares its 648cc, parallel-twin engine with the older 650cc offerings like the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. However, in terms of geometry and cycle parts, the Super Meteor is completely new. In a typical cruiser fashion, it boasts a low-slung profile with a long wheelbase and rides on a 19-16-inch alloy wheel combination. Suspension duties are handled by Showa USD forks at the front, which is a first for an RE, and dual springs at the rear. Braking, meanwhile, is taken care of by a single disc at both ends with dual-channel ABS.
The Super Meteor 650 also incorporates a bunch of enticing features like a full-LED lighting headlamp, adjustable clutch and brake levers, and a Tripper navigation system as standard. With a sizeable fuel tank of 15.7-litre, the motorcycle tips the scales at 241kg (kerb) which makes it substantially heavier than its 650cc siblings. On the positive side, the seat height of the bike is quite accessible at 135mm while the ground clearance is low at 135mm.
The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 is available in three variants – Astrol, Interstellar, and Celestial with prices starting from Rs 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom). It goes up against the Benelli 502C and the Kawasaki Vulcan S.