Royal Enfield has announced the launch of the Super Meteor 650 in the Indian market and this motorcycle is available from Rs 3.48 lakh onwards. The new Super Meteor 650 is the company’s most premium offering and here we list the top five highlights from the Indian launch of this motorcycle.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Styling
The new Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 carries a cruiser motorcycle design. Both variants of the motorcycle feature styling elements such as a round headlight at the front, an aluminium finish on the switchgear, a curvy fuel tank with 3D logos, a split-style seat, and twin-sided exhaust pipes. The Tourer version of the Super Meteor 650 range looks more like an authentic cruiser motorcycle than the standard model and the premium version benefits from touring-focused hardware such as a tall windscreen for better windblast protection and a pillion backrest for enhanced comfort.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Engine and Performance
The mechanical specifications on both variants include the same 648cc, parallel-twin, air-cooled motor that also powers 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 output is similar to the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650, Royal Enfield says that the Super Meteor 650 gets a different engine map and gear ratios. Do note that the new Super Meteor 650 is a substantially heavier motorcycle than the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. This cruiser motorcycle tips the weighing scale at 241kg. In comparison, the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 weigh 202kg and 198kg, respectively. (Weights mentioned are kerb)
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Features
The feature list on the Super Meteor 650 is a notable step up over the existing 650cc motorcycle from Royal Enfield. The headlight, for example, is an LED unit. Further, the Super Meteor 650 is also the first 650cc Royal Enfield motorcycle to get the company’s Tripper Navigation system that works with Google Maps and shows turn-by-turn directions. The standard turn indicators are bulb-type conventional units. However, buyers can purchase LED indicators as an optional extra. The electronic aids are basic and the safety net on the Super Meteor 650 comprises dual-channel ABS.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Hardware
Apart from better features, the Super Meteor 650 comes with different hardware too. The wheels, for example, are alloy instead of wire-spoke units on the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. Thus, this cruiser motorcycle comes with tubeless tyres. This is also the first Royal Enfield motorcycle to get upside-down front forks. Meanwhile, the suspension tasks at the back are continued to be handled by twin-sided rear springs. Then, the braking setup on the Super Meteor 650 comprises single discs on both wheels along with ByBre-sourced calipers.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Variants, Colours, and Pricing
The new Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 is available in two variants – Standard and Tourer. The standard version is available in five colour options – Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Grey, and Interstellar Green. Meanwhile, the Super Meteor 650 Tourer, which features additional accessories such as a tall windscreen and a pillion backrest, has been listed in two paint options – Celestial Red and Celestial Blue. Check out the complete price list below:
|Variant||Price (ex-showroom, India)|
|Super Meteor 650 Astral||Rs 3,48,900|
|Super Meteor 650 Interstellar||Rs 3,63,900|
|Super Meteor 650 (Tourer) Celestial||Rs 3,78,900|
The bookings for the motorcycle commenced in December 2022 and the deliveries should start very soon. The Super Meteor 650 has been priced competitively and the only rivals to this Royal Enfield compete in a much higher price range. These include the Kawasaki Vulcan S and the Benelli 502C.