Meet Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, Indian Motorcycle Delivering American Cruising Fun: IN PICS
The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 is the brand's flagship offering at a starting price of Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom), and it does pack in some American essence, although, it is made in India.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Prices
The Super Meteor 650 retails in a total of three variants, namely Astral priced at Rs 3.49 lakh, the Interstellar priced at Rs 3.64 lakh, and range-topper Celestial trim, which costs Rs 3.79 lakh. All of these priced are ex-showroom only.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Front Design
As for design, the Super Meteor has a typical laid-back stance, as seen in American cruisers. Fat USD forks with tear-drop-style tank design, low-slung seat, and rounded-off rear fender accentuate its overall appeal.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Rear Design
The tail lamp looks a bit odd, a seamless integration in the fender itself would've made it look more modern. The rear rim measures 16 inches in diameter, lending a low-slung appeal to the bike. It is shod with a 150-section tyre.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Instrument Cluster
The twin-pod instrument cluster is quite like the smaller Meteor 350's. It does come with a Google-powered Tripper navigation pod, but a new design would've been welcomed rather warmly.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Cockpit
The handlebar is wide, however, I at 5'6" in height wished it was a little closer to me for a more relaxed riding position. Nevertheless, a longer handlebar is available as an accessory. Although, it is easy to manage this 240 kilo motorcycle.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Seat
The seat height is set at 740 mm, and the seat is wide and comfy. For increased comfort, a touring seat is available as an option. Similarly, buyers can get the backrest for the pillion seat.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Engine Gearbox
Powertrain is borrowed from the Interceptor 650. The 270-degree cranked motor puts out 47 bhp against 52 Nm, and it is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The combination offers immense low-end grunt and mid-range torque, making cruising an easy affair.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Air Box
Interestingly, the air box on this powerplant is changed for Super Meteor 650's character, which mimics Americans. Also, the tuning of the motor is altered, and so is the case with the gear ratios.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Brakes
Showa's big-piston, separate-function forks are used on the Super Meteor 650. Rear-end gets a twin shock setup. The setting is on a slightly stiffer side. However, the brakes are just amazing on this cruiser with a 320 mm rotor on the front and a 300 mm disc at the rear. They come from Bybre and offer dual-channel ABS.