Friday, November 11, 2022

How to dress your Super Meteor 650

Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Tourer.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 in Celestial Red and fitted with the Grand Tourer Genuine Motorcycle Accessories kit. 

 As befits an American style cruiser, you can have your new Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 fancy, or fancier yet. 

A press release from Royal Enfield North America describes some of the ways you'll be able to buy the Super Meteor 650, starting as early as Summer 2023 in the U.S. 

There are two models. 

The Super Meteor 650 is the solo tourer variant and will be available in five colors: 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 colors: Celestial Red and Celestial Blue. 

Either model can be dressed up with  "an extensive ecosystem of Genuine Motorcycle Accessories that accentuate its touring capabilities," the press release boasts. The three motorcycles unveiled at EICMA Nov. 8 display some of your choices, it explains. 

The Celestial Red Super Meteor 650 Tourer (at the top of this article) is equipped with the Grand Tourer accessories kit, including the deluxe touring dual-seat, touring windscreen, passenger backrest, deluxe foot pegs, long-haul panniers, touring handlebar and LED indicators.

Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650.
Super Meteor 650 in Astral Black with Solo Tourer Genuine Motorcycle Accessories kit.

The Astral Black Super Meteor 650 (above) is equipped with Solo Tourer Genuine Motorcycle Accessories kit, including bar-end mirrors, deluxe foot pegs, solo "finisher," LED indicators and machined wheels.

Finisher accessory for Super Meteor 650.
"Finisher" accessory for solo-seat Super Meteor 650

The "finisher" is a smart looking piece of bling that finishes off the top of the rear fender when a pillion seat is not fitted on the solo bike. It could serve is a tie down for a sleeping bag or waterproofs, but is not meant to be a luggage rack.

The Interstellar Green Super Meteor 650 at stage center is displayed in the standard format.

Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650.
Interstellar Green Super Meteor 650 in standard form still drew a crowd

Standard or not, all Super Meteor 650 variants feature a catalog of "attention grabbing features."

As the press release puts it:

"Created in conjunction with Harris Performance, the all-new chassis provides a low center of gravity for high-speed stability and easy maneuverability that is confidence inspiring for all levels of rider. Upside-down forks, LED headlamps, a state-of-the-art turn-by-turn navigation system, redesigned engine covers and a premium fit and finish."

The Super Meteor 650 is centered around the 648cc parallel-twin motor of the Royal Enfield INT650 and Continental GT 650. Its all-new chassis was "developed for comfort and a long, effortless glide down long highways," the press release promises.

What more could you want?


  1. David, do you ride for "comfort and a long, effortless glide down long highways?" Do you want a Super Meteor 650? If you do, can you hold your breath until 6-20-23, the first day of summer, 2023...if indeed the bikes hit dealer floors by then? That's seven months and a week from today.

    1. Actually, I became a rider to commute not to travel, so a cruiser is probably not for me. The Super Meteor 650 isn't available anywhere yet. It has been so widely photographed testing, and details leaked, that maybe it would have been embarrassing to wait much longer to "unveil" it? The U.S. still doesn't have the Hunter 350. Royal Enfield seems to be selling everything it can make, a good problem to have, put potentially frustrating for customers..


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