Royal Enfield’s highly-awaited Super Meteor 650, has been officially unveiled at the ongoing 2022 EICMA show in Milan, Italy and is offered in two distinct guises – the standard and the Tourer. While the former comes in five colours, the latter gets two paint schemes. Notably, the Tourer trim gets a host of comfort-enhancing bits like a tall windscreen, a pillion backrest, dual seats, panniers, a touring handlebar, and larger footpegs.
The Super Meteor 650 boasts a low-profile stance with a long wheelbase of 1,500mm. The design ilooks more premium and imposing. The Super Meteor 650 has a very low seat height of 740mm, as well as forward set footpegs that are mounted near the front of the engine. While the low seat will make this bike easy for shorter riders, it is still a heavy machine and at 241kg (wet), it’s the heaviest of all the Enfields currently on sale.
The engine is the same 648cc, parallel-twin motor as the Interceptor and Continental GT. However, the power output is marginally lower at 46.2bhp which comes in at 7,250rpm. While the torque output has remained unchanged at 52Nm, it comes in slightly later at 5,650rpm.
The Super Meteor 650 rides on a 19-16-inch alloy wheel combination which is suspended by 43mm upside-down forks and dual springs. Braking duties are taken care of by a 320mm disc at the front and a 300mm rotor at the rear.
On the feature front, the motorcycle comes equipped with a semi-digital instrument cluster which looks identical to the unit present in the Meteor 350. Also, accompanying the main cluster is RE’s Tripper Navigation system. While the headlamp and tail lamp comprise LEDs, the turn indicators house conventional bulbs.