Upcoming Royal Enfield 650cc bikes are planned to make the brand more recognizable in developed markets. Take a look at 2 of them below…
Previously we recapped the upcoming Royal Enfield motorcycles in the 350cc platform.
Now, let’s take a look at the upcoming models that will join in the 650 cc segment –
Upcoming Royal Enfield 650cc Bikes
Super Meteor 650
If we have to bet on something, we bet that the upcoming Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 will be one of the best looking motorcycles from the company and will garner a lot of admirers in the biking community.
The model, which is expected to be called Super Meteor 650, looks very similar to the existing Meteor 350 motorcycle, but has a bigger presence. This model possesses traditional cruiser elements like a long wheelbase, relaxed seating ergonomics, rear-pulled handlebars, round lighting fixtures & mirrors etc.
The Super Meteor 650, with its hefty presence, looks premium thanks to chrome elements added to the cruiser bike. The pair of body-length exhaust pipes are finished completely in chrome, connected to a parallel-twin engine having silver-finished engine-casing.
The addition of new USD forks is very clear along with the presence of traditional round instrumentation paired with Tripper Navigation Pod. Every other element on the cruiser is completely blacked-out including the broad fenders, fuel tank, frame, seat etc.
In the latest sighting, it is very clear that the Super Meteor 650 is nearly ready to launch. The test-bike spotted was completely blinged-out with all chrome trimmings and silver engine casing.
One question is running rampant in our mind though – Will the new Super Meteor 650 sit at the top of the line-up?? Or will it be slotted below the Continental GT 650??
Shotgun 650 / SG650
The other cruiser bike being tested by RE looks very similar to their SG650 concept showcased at the EICMA 2021 event.
This bike’s design is closer to a roadster than a cruiser, but possesses elements of a RE cruiser.
There is not a single speck of chrome on this bike. Everything, including the fuel tank, the dual exhaust-pipes, the engine casing, the body panels, the light fixtures etc. is all blacked-out. Either this model will carry the all-black theme or RE is using the dark look as camouflage to hide the finer details of the bike.
The elements of the bike are different when compared to the Super Meteor 650. The seat-height of the bike is in line with the fuel tank, giving it a flat fly-line extending all the way to the rear end of the bike. The suspension setup is very similar to the Super Meteor 650, consisting of USD forks in the front and dual coil-spring shocks at the rear.
The power-unit of these upcoming cruisers will be the currently used 648cc, parallel-twin engine putting out 47 HP and 52 Nm of torque. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed transmission and could have specific tuning to match the characteristics of the individual cruiser.