Royal Enfield is aggressively testing its future products, the Himalayan 450 adventure tourer and the Super Meteor 650 cruiser, on the Indian roads. Both the motorcycles have been spied on the Indian roads from time to time, and we have just got our hands on video footage of the almost production-ready Super Meteor 650. This new visual reveals further details of the motorcycle, which is expected to join the Royal Enfield 650cc parallel-twin lineup very soon.
Earlier Royal Enfield planned to introduce the all-new Super Meteor 650 last year during the EICMA. However, the launch has been delayed.
The new Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 looks longer and wider than the currently-available Meteor 350. While it gets the same low-slung stance as the Meteor 350, the handlebar is positioned lower and the foot pegs are not set forward. However, the seats here are positioned at a lower height, with the motorcycle getting split seats.
Royal Enfield is bringing back the Super Meteor name to its line-up. In the 1950s, Royal Enfield used the name in the USA market. Like the other Royal Enfield products, the Super Meteor will get a competitive price tag too. While there is no direct competition for the Royal Enfield Super Meteor, it will take on the entry-level Triumph motorcycles.
Looks much like Royal Enfield Meteor 350
For the Super Meteor 650, Royal Enfield has chosen the same rounded theme for the design, something similar to the lines of the Meteor 350. The fuel tank here looks rounded but longer, while the side body panels also have rounded edges. Much like the Meteor 350, the rear fender of the Super Meteor 650 also has a curved design with a round-themed LED tail lamp and turn indicators mounted on it.
The motorcycle spied here lacks the pillion backrest and gets split pillion grab rails, however, Royal Enfield might launch a range-topping variant which might have the backrest as standard.
The front profile of the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 is not visible in this video. However, going by the previous visuals of this motorcycle seen in the past, it is expected to have the same rounded headlamp with daytime running LED around it. The spied model had a small visor above the headlamp, which also gets a dual-pod instrument console behind it.
We believe that the arrangement of the instrument console will be the same as in the Meteor 350, with the larger pod housing the regular displays and the smaller pod for the Tripper navigation. Just like the new Meteor 350, the tripper navigation might be available in the Super Meteor 650 as an option.
In all likelihood, Royal Enfield will be retaining the 650cc, air-cooled, parallel-twin engine from the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 for the new Super Meteor 650. Here in this motorcycle too, the engine is expected to be paired with a 6-speed gearbox and produce a maximum power output of 47 PS and a peak torque output of 52 Nm.