Royal Enfield is working on a more powerful version of Meteor. It is expected to be called Super Meteor 650. The test mules of the upcoming motorcycle have been spotted numerous times. Now, another test mule of Super Meteor has been caught on video.
The video is uploaded on YouTube by Madras Tribe. In the video, we can see the Super Meteor 650 cruising down the highway. The motorcycle was spotted in Chennai where Royal Enfield is based. The test mule is very familiar to the ones that we have seen previously.
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It gets the same turn indicators and the tail lamp as the Meteor 350. The rear fender looks beefier and the tyre also looks wider which gives a good road presence to the motorcycle. The rider’s seat seems to be scooped out, the handlebar is quite wide and the footpegs are front-set. The fuel tank has a tear-drop shape. All of this gives a cruiser like stance to the motorcycle. Overall, the riding triangle seems to be comfortable.
There are two circular instrument clusters. It seems like Royal Enfield will be using the same instrument cluster as the Meteor 350 and Scram 411. So, expect the Super Meteor 650 to come with Tripper Navigation. It gets split seats but it seems like there is no grab rail for the pillion. We expect that the production version will have some kind of grab rails because we can see foot-rests for the pillion. Moreover, we also get to see the new headlamp. It is an LED unit and is very similar to the one that we saw on SG650 Concept.
The engine is the same as the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 but the casings are now blacked-out which should be easier to maintain than the current motorcycle which gets chrome casings. The exhausts are different, they are still finished in chrome but come out straight. The engine is the same 648 cc, air-oil cooled, parallel-twin that produces 47 Ps of max power and 52 Nm of peak torque. Royal Enfield might retune the engine so that it suits the cruiser characteristics of the motorcycle. The gearbox will stay the same 6-speed unit. It does come with a slip and assist clutch.
Suspension duties are being performed by twin shock absorbers that are gas charged and in the front, you get up-side-down forks. Braking duties are being handled by disc brakes in the front as well as the rear. The dual-channel ABS will be standard on the motorcycle. There are blacked-out alloy wheels which mean Royal Enfield will offer tubeless tyres.
There is another test mule in the video which is quite different from the Super Meteor 650. The difference is that it is running fatter blacked-out exhausts than we have seen on the SG650 Concept. It has centre-set footpegs and the exhaust headers are also blacked out. It had split seats so it was not the bobber. Can it be the new Classic 650? I guess only time will tell.
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