After a long wait, Royal Enfield has finally launched the Super Meteor 650 Cruiser in India.New middleweight cruiser at a very competitive price from ¥The Astral Solo Tourer variant is priced at 349k, followed by the Interstellar Solo Tourer variant at ¥364,000, while the top-spec Celestial Grand Tourer sells for ¥379 thousand. All prices are ex-showroom prices in India.
The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 is the brand’s new flagship and is available in seven colors across the range. The model, which debuted at EICMA last year, is now available in India and Europe. The aggressive price tag makes it just a tad more expensive than the Interceptor 650, but there are tons of improvements in fit and finish, build quality, performance, and more. Deliveries of the new Super Meteor 650 will begin in India on February 1, 2023, and in Europe in March. European pre-orders start today.
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Commenting on the launch, Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Eicher Motors, said: “The Super Meteor 650 is the evolution of all the focus and hard work we have put into the middleweight segment over the years and is a thoroughbred vintage cruiser in every sense of the word .Its design language, geometry, shape and gorgeous 650cc twin engines make it the most stunning, accessible and capable cruiser in its class. We’ve elevated the level of sophistication on this motorcycle and you can enjoy it in Feel it in the smooth throttle response throughout the range. This bike has confidence-inspiring stability, corners well and feels stable on the highway. It’s a perfect mid-level bike, even for someone not interested in cruisers Others may also be interested. We believe the Super Meteor will expand the global cruiser market and take the Royal Enfield twin platform to the next level.”
Royal Enfield CEO B Govindarajan said: “We are not only focused on making great motorcycles, but also reimagining propositions that go beyond the traditional motorcycle segment. The Royal Enfield Meteor 350, which replaces Thunderbird in our portfolio, does exactly that because it made cruising easy for riders worldwide and became one of our best selling motorcycles in Europe and the rest of the world. The Super Meteor 650 breathed new life into the cruising segment and created itself as the true, easy The identity of the mid-course cruiser used.”
The new Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 uses the same 648 cc parallel twin electric motor as the 650 Twins, with 46.7 bhp and 52.3 Nm of peak torque. The model has been tested for over a million kilometers on the streets, tracks and proving grounds of India and the UK. The model takes its name from the original RE Super Meteor 700 sold in the 1950s, while the design remains that of a typical cruiser with relaxed ergonomics. This is the manufacturer’s first purpose-built cruiser motorcycle.
The Super Meteor 650 is also RE’s first to feature premium Showa USD forks and dual rear shocks. There is also a new cylinder head mount for added stiffness. The wheelbase is also 100mm longer than on the Interceptor 650, and the bike rides on a 19-inch front and 16-inch rear alloy hub setup. The low seat height of 740mm makes it suitable for rides of all sizes.
Other features include adjustable clutch and brake levers, analog instrument cluster with digital display, Tripper navigation pod, USB charging, LED headlights and a new unique fuel tank badge designed exclusively for the SM650. Speaking of which, the fuel tank has a capacity of 15.4 liters.
First published date: Jan 16, 2023 at 19:49 PM CST