The ROYAL ENFIELD SUPER METEOR 650 before its launch -
For a few days we already know about Royal Enfield's plans and it is that will present its new Super Meteor 650 along with other novelties for 2023. We tell you what the intentions of the brand are with this new model that joins the list of those promoted with the well-known twin-cylinder.
While all motorcycles can handle many tasks, by concept they are built to excel in certain contexts. Just as an on/off is ideal for touring the city on a daily basis and allowing yourself an adventure on land, This new Royal Enfield shows a clear traveling vocation in its driving position, aerodynamic protection and even in its name.
If we go back to the proof of the Royal Enfield Meteor 350at the time we described that «this bike is not interested in being the fastest, but let's enjoy the ride. This point may be controversial for some, but basically it will depend on the use that we are going to give it and that we understand what it was designed for”. Okay, The same thing happens with the Super Meteor, and on top of that it takes the best of Royal's parallel twin.
It's not going to be the fastest 650 on the market, it doesn't pretend to be, and its users aren't looking for that either. It will be a model guarantees the best feelings of freedom and fun when ridingeither alone or in a group, on those weekend getaways that empty the tank and recharge the energies to face the week.
For those who are waiting for their technical sheet, we tell you that until tomorrow there will be no news, but yes we can review what we already know. In the different teaser photos we can see a generous windshield, dual exhaust with an outlet on each side, low seat, wide handlebars and forward footrests -as in all true Cruisers-, muscular fuel tank (we'll see if it's just an appearance or if it hides a large capacity), and LED technology for rear lighting.
In addition, the chrome details will not be desired on this bike and will be present in the finishes of the circular mirrors, on exhaust pipes, headlight housing and throttle body covers. It is also expected that Royal Enfield will offer in its Super Meteor 650 the Tripper system as an option and not as standarddue to the semiconductor supply problems that have hit the motorcycle sector for a few years (pandemic).
In terms of performance, the familiar engine will be used 648cc parallel twin with fuel injection and oil cooling that develops a maximum power of 47 hp and 52 Nm of maximum torque. It is paired with a six-speed transmission with slipper and assist clutch as standard.
Like the Meteor 350, This new "Super" will have three variants that will be distinguished by colors and equipment: Astral (the most basic), Celestial and Interstellar (the most complete). We imagine that the Tripper navigation system, some backrest for the seat and the second seat will be part of the equipment that differentiates one version from the others, but tomorrow we will know all the details.