It happens in the 33rd second. At this moment, the video of Royal Enfield’s recently completed South Pole journey shows a workshop with some current Royal Enfield 650 models in front of the gate. The scene in the workshop shows interesting and new things: A model that is not currently in the portfolio. Definitely a cruiser. That could be a 650 Meteor. We show the little sister 350 Meteor in the photo show in the driving report.
Royal Enfield 650 Meteor
Visually, the two machines are a mixture of the current Meteor 350 and the SG650 presented at the Eicma. The most important feature is the engine: Royal Enfield has clearly packed the well-known twin from the Continental GT and Interceptor 650 into a new concept. This would set A2-compliant 48 hp, which are drawn from 648 cubic. You can see a new frame with steeply sloping tubes à la Meteor, a deep, wide seat and a front wheel of at least 18 inches on a USD fork. Braking is done with a single brake disc each at the front and rear. The handlebar is a wide beach bar. The tank is flatter and wider than the well-known 650s from Enfield.
New at Eicma 2022?
The two recognizable machines are still in a prototype status. This can be seen from the different holding devices at the rear for various measuring devices. In other words: road tests are already being carried out. Indian media have recently repeatedly provided prototypes with less and less measurement technology and seen little camouflage on public roads and are speculating about the presentation of the Meteor at the EICMA 2022 in early November.
I’m more into old iron!
Modern motorcycles are better!
Something for the heart of Royal Enfield again. After the return of BSA with a 650 single in the classic guise, this concept would also suit the Enfield big twin. Underpinned by the great success of the 350 Meteor in Germany: more models were sold in six months than Ducati Panigale in a whole year. Committed to success.
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