2023 Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 First Look

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Mid-sized cruiser also offered in a Grand Tourer variant

Royal Enfield announced a new cruiser model featuring the 648cc Parallel-Twin engine that also powers the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. The new Super Meteor 650, and the Super Meteor 650 Grand Tourer variant,

The air-cooled engine claims an output of 46.4 hp at 7,250 rpm and 38.6 lb-ft. at 5,650 rpm, which are about the same peak figures claimed by the other 650 models, but the Super Meteor gets there a little higher on rev range. We’d have to see a dyno chart to be sure, but we suspect the changes were made to create a broader torque curve.

The engine is mounted to a new steel tubular spine frame created by Harris Performance for a lower center of gravity and to optimize stability and handling. Up front, the Super Meteor 650 uses a 43mm inverted fork with 4.7 inches of travel, and at the back, it uses twin preload-adjustable shocks with 4.0 inches of travel, which is pretty good for a cruiser.

The Super Meteor uses a single Bybre twin-piston floating caliper for both the front and rear wheels, with a 320mm rotor up front and a 300 mm rotor at the back. A two-channel ABS comes standard.

Up front, the Super Meteor uses a 19-inch wheel while a 16-inch wheel is at the back. Both come with tubeless tires.

The instrument cluster looks similar to the one on the smaller Meteor 350 model, with two round units. The larger one has an analog speedometer and an inset LCD screen while the other is a color display with Royal Enfield’s Tripper navigation system powered by Google Maps.

Other features include an LED headlight and taillight, a USB Type-A port, a low 29.1-inch seat height, a 4.1-gallon fuel tank and a claimed curb weight of 531 pounds. The Grand Tour adds a windshield, two seat saddle with passenger backrest,

The 2023 Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 will be offered in Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Intersteller Gray or Intersteller Green. The Grand Tourer version comes in either Celestial Red or Celestial Blue.

2023 Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Specifications

Engine TypeParallel-Twin, 4 stroke, SOHC, Air-Oil Cooled
Bore x Stroke78 mm x 67.8 mm
Compression Ratio9.5 : 1
Horsepower46.4 hp at 7,250 rpm (claimed)
Torque38.6 lb-ft. at 5,650 rpm (claimed)
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Transmission6 Speed constant mesh
Fuel SupplyElectronic Fuel Injection
Air CleanerPaper element
Frame TypeSteel Tubular Spine Frame
Front Suspension43mm Upside Down Telescopic Fork, 4.7 inches travel
Rear SuspensionTwin Shocks, 4.0 inches travel, preload adjustable
Battery12 volt, 12 Ah, VRLA
Head LampFPL 1.55 W LED
Tail Lamp2.5 W, LED
Charging PortUSB 2.0 Type A – 5V 2A Output
Front Tire100/90 – 19 M/C 57H (Tubeless Type)
Rear Tire150/80 B16 M/C 71H (Tubeless Type)
Front BrakeSingle 320mm disc, twin piston floating caliper
Rear BrakeSingle 300mm disc, twin piston floating caliper
ABSDual Channel
Wheelbase59.1 inches
Ground Clearance5.3 inches
Length89.0 inches
Width35.0 inches (without mirrors)
Height45.5 inches
Seat Height29.1 inches
Curb Weight531.3 pounds (claimed)
Fuel Capacity4.1 gallons

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Imtoomuch Imtoomuch on Nov 10, 2022

    The UJMs are baaack! Too bad the UJM quality and reliability are not. Good looking motorcycle though!

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    • Fast2win Fast2win on Nov 13, 2022

      No they don’t come back for warranty repairs. That’s real data.

  • Steve C Steve C on Nov 19, 2022

    I'm not a feet forward fan,but a nice looking bike, from both sides.

    • Steve C Steve C on Nov 19, 2022

      And where did all the weight come from? It almost weighs what my old Guzzi Eldorado weighs and that has a frame that it looks like it's with water pipe....