Fully Loaded Super Meteor 650 Spied Abroad

Royal Enfield’s upcoming 650cc cruiser looks pretty much production-ready

  • The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 spied, comes with several touring-friendly accessories.
  • Will be the first production Royal Enfield bike to sport an inverted fork.
  • Likely to be launched in mid-2022.

The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 has been spotted with several touring-friendly accessories abroad. It looks pretty much production ready, and you can expect the Chennai-based bikemaker to launch the bike in mid-2022.

The test mule sports a large non-adjustable windshield, chromed-out crash guard with integrated auxiliary lights, hard case panniers, top box, and flat pillion foot pegs. All these add-ons should considerably improve the bike’s touring potential. Additionally, the bike also gets touring-friendly laidback ergonomics, thanks to the wide, easy-to-reach handlebar and forward set footpegs resulting in an upright stance. 

You can also see the asymmetrical instrument cluster. The main pod will likely be a semi-digital unit, just like the one in the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, whereas the smaller pod could be the Tripper Navigation module. There’s another rectangular display mounted above the stock console, but that’s probably a part of the testing equipment. 

The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 will share the same 648cc parallel-twin, air-oil-cooled heart that powers the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. Expect it to make the same output figures as the 650 twins: 47.6PS and 52Nm, linked to a 6-speed transmission with slip-and-assist clutch.

This will also be Royal Enfield’s first production motorcycle to sport premium inverted fork. The front fender mounting is cleverly designed, doubling up as a cover for the fork seal. At the rear, the motorcycle sports twin shock absorbers, and braking is via discs at both ends with dual-channel ABS as standard.

All in all, the Super Meteor 650 will be the perfect motorcycle to extract the best out of the touring-friendly 650cc platform. This will be the most expensive iteration, likely to be priced at around Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom). The only alternative is the Kawasaki Vulcan S, which is a lot more expensive at 6.16 lakh (ex-showroom India).

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