Royal Enfield opens order books on Super Meteor 650

Following strong demand for the new Super Meteor 650 after its successful global launch in India earlier this month, Royal Enfield has opened the order books for the much-anticipated motorcycle, which will be available in Australia and New Zealand in April.

The Super Meteor 650 continues Royal Enfield’s heritage of building superlative cruisers and is centred around the acclaimed 648cc twin platform that was a feature of multi-award-winning motorcycles, the Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650.

Injecting a new level of character, style and accessibility, it’s available in two distinct variants – Super Meteor 650 and the Super Meteor 650 Tourer – and five and two colours reespectively.

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The Super Meteor 650 combines uncluttered controls and instrumentation with relaxed rider ergonomics; rock-steady stability on highways with pure riding pleasure on even on the most winding roads where it keenly changes direction.

Its flexible, smooth engine has torque aplenty and it’s cool retro styling is infused with clearly recognisable Royal Enfield DNA. It has a physically imposing presence, yet remains an easy ride – perfect for Australian roads and multi-terrains alike.

Unintimidating and practical, the Super Meteor 650 sports a low stance and seat, with wide hips and a narrow waist, which allow a comfortable stand over. It nails the riding position with fully feet-forward foot controls and raised, wide handlebars.

These fundamental cruiser design elements meld to make the rider feel they are part of their motorcycle. A large tank gives extended range and wide tubeless tyres on 16-inch rear and 19-inch front alloy rims provide dependability.

The frame and swingarm are entirely new and meet the design brief of a motorcycle with a low centre of gravity for high-speed stability and easy manoeuvrability that is confidence inspiring for all levels of rider.

The rider’s view and controls have received special focus to ensure that the design, fit and finish are class-leading. Its instrument cluster combines the timeless elegance of an analogue speedometer with the functionality of an LCD display.

Adjustable clutch and brake levers offer a smooth operation along with a touch of retro finesse, while ergonomically designed barrel profile grips integrate the Royal Enfield logo. New plated aluminium switch cubes hold unique rotary switches too.

Then there is Royal Enfield’s celebrated TBT (Turn-By-Turn) navigation pod, known as the Royal Enfield Tripper. A discreet USB socket is located beneath the left side panel, and there’s an LED headlamp, a first for Royal Enfield.

The Super Meteor 650 is available in Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Green, Interstellar Grey and Interstellar Green. The Tourer, which adds a windscreen, deluxe touring seat, and pillion backrest, is available in Celestial Red and Celestial Blue.

The 2023 Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 will be available in Australia in April at an introductory price starting at $10,640 for Super Meteor Single, $10,840 for Super Meteor Dual and $11,190 for the Tourer.

Pre-orders are now open via Royal Enfield Dealerships across Australia and New Zealand.

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