Royal Enfield has plenty of new bikes in the offing, as revealed by carandbike in several previous stories, but one of them is just around the corner. Royal Enfield has announced that the Super Meteor 650 will be launched in India on January 10, 2023. The cruiser made its Debut in India at Rider Mania 2022 last month, and once it goes on sale, the Super Meteor 650 will be the most expensive Royal Enfield motorcycle. We expect the Super Meteor 650 to launch at a starting price of Rs 3.5 lakh (Ex-showroom).
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The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 is the third model of the 650 Twins platform.
The Royal Enfield Meteor 650 features the quintessential retro cruiser design with an upright riding position, teardrop fuel tank, chunky rear tire fender, circular LED headlight (a first for any RE motorcycle) , a round taillight, an old-school two-piece scalloped seat with no handrails, and dual-exhaust setup that features prominently.
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The Royal Enfield Meteor 650 is based on the design of the Meteor 350 and looks quite similar to the big brother of RE’s junior cruiser. The Royal Enfield badging on the fuel tank also has a new design and finish, and the cast aluminum switch hubs (again, a first for any RE motorcycle), is one of the highlights that add to the its premium appeal.
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The Super Meteor 650 is built on the same platform as the 650 twin, but employs a new tubular steel frame for a more comfortable and relaxed riding position. The motorcycle is powered by the same 648cc air/oil-cooled parallel-twin engine mated to a six-speed gearbox. The engine produces 47 bhp at 7,250 rpm and peak torque of 52.3 Nm at 5,650 rpm, similar to what the 650 engine offers in the 650 Interceptor and 650 Continental GT.
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The new Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 has 43mm inverted forks with 120mm of travel at the front, which again is a first for any RE motorcycle, and dual shocks at the rear, with 101mm of travel. There is a 19-inch wheel in the front and a 16-inch wheel in the rear. When it comes to braking functions, the Super Meteor has a single 320mm disc up front with a two-piston caliper, while the rear has a 300mm disc. Dual channel ABS is offered as standard equipment. The bike tips the scales at 241kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 15.7 litres.
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In terms of features, the Super Meteor 650 has an offset circular instrument console, along with the RE Tripper navigation pod borrowed from the Meteor 350. The new Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 in single touring variant will be offered in five color options . – Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Gray and Interstellar Green. The Super Meteor 650 Tourer is the gran turismo variant and will be available in two colors: Celestial Red and Celestial Blue. We expect Royal Enfield to launch the Super Meteor 650 in January 2023, with prices expected to be around Rs. 3.5 lakhs.