December 01, 2022 By C! Magazine Staff

Royal Enfield Unveils New Super Meteor 650 Variant at EICMA 2022

Royal Enfield, the global leader in the mid-size (250cc – 750cc) motorcycling segment, today unveiled the new Super Meteor 650, injecting a new level of character, style, and accessibility into the mid-sized cruiser market.

The Royal Enfield Super Meteor in Interstellar Green.

The Super Meteor 650 continues Royal Enfield’s heritage of building superlative cruisers. It is centered around the acclaimed 648 cc twin platform that’s been rigorously tested and, since 2018, enjoyed worldwide recognition within the multi-award-winning Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650 models.

Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Eicher Motors Ltd.

“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. 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 engine is super refined and responsive and offers a relaxed part-throttle experience at highway-plus speeds, the riding ergonomics are fine-tuned to offer a leisurely, yet in-control riding experience and the overall premium fit-finish of parts and materials evoke visual and sensory delight. The gorgeous silhouette and contours of the Super Meteor have been inspired by generations of cruisers from Royal Enfield, and are at the same time, familiar, yet absolutely distinct.” said Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Eicher Motors Ltd. 

A quintessential cruiser, the Super Meteor 650 combines uncluttered controls and instrumentation with relaxed rider ergonomics; rock-steady stability on the highway with good manners on winding roads where it keenly changes direction. Its flexible, silky-smooth engine has torque aplenty and its cool retro styling is infused with undeniable Royal Enfield DNA.

Some tire testing debauchery on the test track.

Unintimidating and practical, the Super Meteor 650 has the attributes of a purebred cruiser with a low stance and sumptuous seat with a narrow waist which combined makes munching miles a breeze. A large tank gives extended range and wide tubeless tires on alloy rims provide dependability and peace of mind at highway speeds.

 

The original Royal Enfield Meteor 700 from the 1950s.

Over the years, Royal Enfield has made exceptional contributions to the cruiser category with exquisite motorcycles that have founded new, strong niche markets. Commencing in the mid-1950s, the company was decades ahead of the cruiser genre being defined when it produced US export variants of the original Redditch factory Meteor 700 with what is today considered a cruiser profile.

The Royal Enfield Meteor 350.

Global success followed in 2020 with the launch of the Meteor 350 on the brand-new J-series platform. The Meteor 350 upped the tempo with new standards of finesse, quality, and most importantly, rideability. Equally, at home in the city as on the open road, it has enjoyed a spectacular reception in European markets as well as winning the hearts and minds of riders across the world. The Super Meteor 650 not only extends this proud ancestry of outstanding cruisers but takes it to the next level.

Classic cruiser lines with modern suspension.

As well as outstanding engineering and ergonomics, there is one aspect of the Super Meteor that will dazzle riders and, indeed, anyone who loves design: the consummate elegance of its unmistakable cruiser lines, epitomized by the shapely hourglass form of the motorcycle. Even when stationary it’s easy to imagine the summer evening air flowing freely over the streamlined form of the Super Meteor, and the miles ticking smoothly away beneath its wheels.

Kitted out solo tourer configuration.

The Super Meteor 650 is the solo tourer variant and will be available in five colorways – Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Grey, and Interstellar Green. The Super Meteor 650 Tourer is the grand tourer variant and will be available in two colorways – Celestial Red and Celestial Blue.

Dressed up grand tourer variant.

The Super Meteor 650 has been created to allow its riders to break free from daily routines, capture the romance of the open road, experience big skies and vast open landscapes, and take them on journeys not limited by hours or kilometers.

Royal Enfield is confident that it will make believers out of non-believers, encouraging those who love motorcycling but with no experience or desire to ride a cruiser, to do just that – go cruising.

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