Spotted!! A Look At Royal Enfield’s Much-Awaited 650cc Cruiser

With USDs and LED lighting, the new 650cc cruiser could possibly become the most modern Enfield ever

It’s safe to say that Royal Enfield’s 650cc platform is a hit, and it only makes sense to cash in on it with newer bikes based on this platform.

Doing exactly that, the Indian giant is on course to introduce a couple of 650cc cruiser bikes, one of which was recently spotted testing. Let’s take a look.

Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Spotted Testing

Spotted!! A Look At Royal Enfield's Much-Awaited 650cc Cruiser
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Royal Enfield is working on a new 650cc cruiser lineup, one of which has been spotted testing

The bike seen in the spy shots is clearly the Royal Enfield Super Meteor, the Meteor 350’s bigger brother.

Like its 350cc sibling, the Super Meteor will also be a laidback cruiser, evident from its mid-set controls, low seat, and swept-back handlebar as seen in the latest spy shots. Not to mention, the comfy, cruiser-like riding position is backed up by a cruiser design language featuring a curvy fuel tank, retro round lights, and pea-shooter exhausts.

Spotted!! A Look At Royal Enfield's Much-Awaited 650cc Cruiser
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However, unlike its 350cc sibling, the Super Meteor boasts USD forks and an LED headlight, both never-seen-before on a Royal Enfield bike

Narrowing in on the design, the test mule is replete with elements such as a bobber-like chopped rear fender, sporty 10-spoke alloy wheels, and completely blacked-out mechanicals, all of which make the bike stand out from RE’s usual crop of cruisers.

Next, we come to the features. As seen in the pictures, the Royal Enfield Super Meteor is equipped with USD forks and an LED headlight, both being firsts for an Enfield. While these bits are more than welcome, the instrument cluster seems to be the same two-pod unit as the smaller Meteor which is a tad disappointing.

Spotted!! A Look At Royal Enfield's Much-Awaited 650cc Cruiser
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As seen in the spy shots, the upcoming bike will boast a laidback cruiser design, serving as an elder sibling for the Meteor 350

What won’t be disappointing, however, is the tried-and-tested 648cc, twin-cylinder engine sitting under all the bodywork. Borrowed from the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650, the engine is expected to remain as is, pumping out the same 47 horsepower and 38 pound-feet of torque.

Not only will this engine make cruising at triple-digit speeds much easier, but it will also make Royal Enfield’s cruiser platform more accessible for people who find the 350s to be a little slow.

Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Launch Timeline

Spotted!! A Look At Royal Enfield's Much-Awaited 650cc Cruiser
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Don’t be too disappointed, though, as the main USP here will be the 648cc, twin-cylinder engine

Since the test mule has a big data recorder mounted at the rear, it’s safe to assume the bike isn’t exactly production-ready just yet. However, with the sightings of RE 650cc cruisers becoming more common, the bikemaker is clearly aiming to unveil the motorcycle in 2022, possibly at EICMA.

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