2023 Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 First Look
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 Type||Parallel-Twin, 4 stroke, SOHC, Air-Oil Cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||78 mm x 67.8 mm|
|Compression Ratio||9.5 : 1|
|Horsepower||46.4 hp at 7,250 rpm (claimed)|
|Torque||38.6 lb-ft. at 5,650 rpm (claimed)|
|Transmission||6 Speed constant mesh|
|Fuel Supply||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Air Cleaner||Paper element|
|Frame Type||Steel Tubular Spine Frame|
|Front Suspension||43mm Upside Down Telescopic Fork, 4.7 inches travel|
|Rear Suspension||Twin Shocks, 4.0 inches travel, preload adjustable|
|Battery||12 volt, 12 Ah, VRLA|
|Head Lamp||FPL 1.55 W LED|
|Tail Lamp||2.5 W, LED|
|Charging Port||USB 2.0 Type A – 5V 2A Output|
|Front Tire||100/90 – 19 M/C 57H (Tubeless Type)|
|Rear Tire||150/80 B16 M/C 71H (Tubeless Type)|
|Front Brake||Single 320mm disc, twin piston floating caliper|
|Rear Brake||Single 300mm disc, twin piston floating caliper|
|Ground Clearance||5.3 inches|
|Width||35.0 inches (without mirrors)|
|Seat Height||29.1 inches|
|Curb Weight||531.3 pounds (claimed)|
|Fuel Capacity||4.1 gallons|
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