At the EICMA show this week in Milan, Italy, Royal Enfield unveiled a new tourer: The Super Meteor 650. Following in the tradition of the Meteor 350, the Super Meteor sits in an all-new chassis and comes in an array of color options with two optional accessory packages.
The Super Meteor features the 648cc air-cooled parallel-Twin also found in Royal Enfield’s Continental GT and the INT650, all producing a claimed 38 lb-ft of torque and 47 hp.
Watch our video review of the 2021 Royal Enfield Meteor 350 here.
However, the chassis of the Super Meteor 650 is new. Created in conjunction with Harris Performance, it’s said to have a low center of gravity for stability and confidence for all levels of rider. Royal Enfield reports that the new chassis is built with long-distance riding in mind.
“We have always had a differentiated approach to building motorcycles, and our new cruiser, the Super Meteor 650, is the next evolution of this approach,” says Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Eicher Motors Ltd. “Inspired by our own long-distance riding experiences and those of our customers, we have built the Super Meteor to be absolutely enjoyable to all senses.”
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The Super Meteor features a steel tubular spine frame and a 43mm inverted fork with 120mm of travel, along with twin shocks in the rear with 101mm of travel. Twin-piston caliper brakes will be standard.
Also included as standard on the Super Meteor are LED headlights, a TBT navigation system, and redesigned engine covers.
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There are 50 accessories available for the Super Meteor grouped under two themes: Solo Tourer and Grand Tourer. At EICMA, Royal Enfield showed one of each, along with a standard variant.
The Solo Tourer Genuine Motorcycle Accessories kit includes bar-end mirrors, deluxe footpegs, LED indicators, and machined wheels. The Solo Tourer shown at EICMA featured Astral Black paint.
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The Grand Tourer version includes a touring dual seat, a high windscreen, a passenger backrest, panniers, and LED indicators, and was shown at EICMA in Celestial Red. A standard Super Meteor 650 was also shown in Interstellar Green.
Paint colors available for the standard, with or without the Solo Tourer accessories kit, include Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Grey, and Interstellar Green. Color options for the Grand Tourer variant include Celestial Red and Celestial Blue.
While pricing information is not currently available, we know that Royal Enfield hopes to deliver the Super Meteor 650 in North America in Summer 2023.
Visit Royal Enfield’s website for more information.
Good to see a new motorcycle that actually looks like a motorcycle. I look forward to seeing it at my local dealership next year.
Proper looking cruiser. Especially like the green paint scheme. Should sell like proverbial hot cakes once availability & prices are determined. Now, if they’d only make a 650 Himalayan..
Now put that 650cc into an ADV bike and I might even trade my dl650 V Strom. Has RE seen what those British guys did with the 650 Interceptor.
Very nice looking bike. I like the green/black!
Love the green and black model. I’ll check it out.