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A Review: Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650

Hey guys, are you ready for the motorbike launches of 2023?

While we await to review some of the best to launch two-wheelers this year, here is a quick review of one of the most loved, robust, and efficient launches. Yes, we are talking about the Meteor 650 from Royal Enfield.

The Royal Enfield Meteor 650 is a middleweight motorcycle powered by a twin-cylinder, 648cc engine that gives 47 horsepower and 52 Nm of torque. The machine sports a 6-speed transmission and features a slipper clutch. The bike features a retro-inspired design with a classic round headlamp, a single-piece seat, and spoke wheels.

The Meteor 650 comes with a new double-cradle frame designed to offer a balance of comfort and handling. The suspension setup is perfect for comfort and features 41mm telescopic forks at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. Separate disc brakes handle the braking at the front and back. The bike comes with dual-channel ABS as standard.

It also features modern technology, including a full-color TFT instrument cluster that shows speed, RPM, gear position, fuel level, and other information. The bike also has a Bluetooth-enabled Royal Enfield Tripper Navigation system pairable with a smartphone.

In terms of features, the Meteor 650 comes with a USB charging port, an engine kill switch, and a hazard switch. The bike also gets a new “Glide Through Technology” feature, which allows the rider to shift gears without using the clutch.

Overall, the Royal Enfield Meteor 650 is a well-rounded motorcycle that combines classic styling, modern technology, and a comfortable riding experience.

Now, let us compare Meteor 350 and Meteor 650 for a better understanding of all the riders in the Indian motorbike community:

Features:

  • Both bikes have a full-color TFT instrument cluster that shows speed, RPM, gear position, fuel level, and other information.
  • These beasts come with a Bluetooth-enabled Royal Enfield Tripper Navigation system which you can pair with a smartphone.
  • Both Meteors come with dual-channel ABS as standard and a USB charging port.
  • The Meteor 650 has an additional “Glide Through Technology” feature, allowing the rider to shift gears without using the clutch.
  • The RE Meteor 650 also features a Hazard switch.

Specs:

  • Engine: A 349cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine powers the Meteor 350, while a 648cc, twin-cylinder engine power the Meteor 650.
  • Power: The Meteor 350 produces 20.2 horsepower and 27 Nm of torque, while the Meteor 650 gives 47 horsepower and 52 Nm of torque.
  • Transmission: Both motorbikes have 6-speed transmissions and feature a slipper clutch.
  • Suspension: These motorcycles come with a 41mm telescopic fork at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear.
  • Brakes: The Meteor 350 has a single disc brake at the front and rear. However, its big brother, the Meteor 650, sports a 320mm disc brake at the fore and a 240mm disc brake at the back.

Price:

The price of the Meteor 350 starts at around INR 2.01-2.19 Lakh (ex-showroom). While the Meteor 650 starts at around INR 3.48-3.79 Lakh (ex-showroom), depending on the variant.

Note: It is worth mentioning that prices, availability, features, and specs may vary depending on the region and current market situation.

In summary, the Meteor 650 is a more robust and premium motorcycle than the Meteor 350, with more advanced features and a more classic design. While the Meteor 350 is a cruiser motorcycle that offers a comfortable and relaxed riding experience with a mid-range power output.

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