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.
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.”
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 two accessory kits available for the Super Meteor: The Solo Tourer Genuine Motorcycle and the 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.
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.
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