After giving the enthusiasts the 650 Twins a few years ago, Royal Enfield shifted its focus on lesser capacity, single-cylinder models based on the new J platform. These include the Classic 350, Meteor 350 and Hunter 350. While these 3 motorcycles were indeed present at the EICMA 2022, it was the new Super Meteor 650 that was Royal Enfield’s showstopper.
As you’d have guessed by now, the Super Meteor 650 carries the same 650cc parallel-twin engine that has already witnessed success in the Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650. Capable of producing 47 bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque, it is expected to have slightly different power delivery and gear ratios to suit the character of the Super Meteor 650.
In terms of looks, the new cruiser from Royal Enfield somehow finds the balance between retro and modern, just like its 650 Twins have. It might not appeal to all riders but it should definitely attract a lot of them. Also, since it has a seat height of just 740 mm, even shorter riders should be able to ride it easily.
The Super Meteor 650 also marks a couple of firsts for Royal Enfield. The company has used USD front forks and a full LED headlamp for the first time ever. Also, at 241 kg, this cruiser is the heaviest model in the brand’s entire line up.
Royal Enfield has come a long way in terms of its overall products and quality. And the Super Meteor 650 is the company’s best ever. Small things like the cast aluminum switch gear show how much the company has invested in this motorcycle.
The Super Meteor 650 will be available in 2 variants – Standard and Tourer – and multiple colour options. And just like any other Royal Enfield, it will have a long list of official accessories too.