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The new Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Cruising at its Purest

23rd Nov 2022

The new Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Cruising at its Purest

● Royal Enfield’s eagerly anticipated thoroughbred highway cruiser showcased at EICMA 2022 | Takes Royal Enfield’s 121-year-old heritage of producing exquisitely designed motorcycles perfectly suited to long-distance riding to a new level

● Based on the highly acclaimed 650 twin engine that’s been optimised for cruising with a new chassis developed for comfort and an effortless glide down long highways

● Introduced in two distinct variants - the Super Meteor 650 and Super Meteor 650 Tourer - and in seven striking colourways | To be available for Asia Pacific markets in a phased manner by next year 

EICMA, November 9, 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 Super Meteor 650 continues Royal Enfield’s heritage of building superlative cruisers. It is centered around the award-winning 648cc twin platform that’s been rigorously tested and, since 2018, enjoyed worldwide acclaim within the multi-award-winning Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650. The motorcycle will be available for Asia Pacific markets in a phased manner by next year. 

Commenting on Royal Enfield’s cruiser lineage and approach to building motorcycles, Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Eicher Motors Ltd. said, “We have always had a differentiated approach to building motorcycles and our gorgeous 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 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 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.” 

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

Speaking about the engineering that underpins the Super Meteor 650, Royal Enfield CEO, B Govindarajan, said, “Even at the start of the development journey of the 650 parallel twin platform we were clear about our intentions of designing and building a true-blue highway cruiser. It’s been a while in the making but we are very glad that it is finally here. The 650 twin engine has been at the heart of the resounding global success of the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 and we are confident that this platform, in a new cruiser avatar, will create new audiences for Royal Enfield across the world.

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 Super Meteor with what is today considered as a cruiser profile.

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

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. 

The pricing and arrival of the Super Meteor 650 has yet to be announced for Australia & New Zealand.

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