2023 Royal Enfield Tremendous Meteor 650
The brand new Royal Enfield bigger capability cruiser has simply seen a press launch over in India and to coincide with that Royal Enfield have launched the complete Tremendous Meteor 650 specs. The brand new mannequin is predicated across the similar parallel-twin discovered within the Continental GT and Interceptor.
The Tremendous Meteor 650 is a classically styled cruiser choice for the newbie to intermediate market, and falls into the LAMS (Learner Accredited Bike Scheme) right here in Australia.
This can depart the Tremendous Meteor in an attention-grabbing place. In comparison with the Kawasaki Vulcan S 650 or Benelli 502C the bike provides correct old skool styling with minimal plastics, leaving the extra futuristic strategy to the competitors
In comparison with choices just like the Suzuki Boulevard S40, Yamaha V-Star 650 and Honda Shadow 750 (not LAMS) nonetheless, the Tremendous Meteor is definitely extra fashionable. We all know from our expertise with this engine platform that it pulls fairly strongly over a big usable rev vary.
Not being a V-Twin means the Royal Enfield has a unique engine character for positive, however you’re additionally getting a six-speed gearbox matched to a now nicely confirmed powerplant. Lots of the older extra conventional LAMS cruisers additionally aren’t obtainable new anymore, lowering the variety of choices obtainable to new riders, or these concerned about cruisers from this phase. A phase that has, up till now a minimum of, been shrinking from the place it was once years in the past.
That engine is a 648 cc air/oil-cooled four-stroke parallel twin (SOHC), working a 78 mm bore and 67.8 mm stroke. Naturally there’s EFI, electrical begin and a moist multi-plate clutch however the donk nonetheless runs a comparatively low 9.1:1 compression ratio.
That is Royal Enfield’s flagship engine too, having superior the model into the middle-weight nakedbike phase already, growing attraction in worldwide markets the place bigger capability machines are extra the norm considerably.
So whereas the Tremendous Meteor isn’t the heaviest of the category, a 241 kg moist kerb weight is on the high finish of this comparability, even when that weight is carried low.
Apparently the seat peak lands at 740 mm, which is definitely a bit taller than you could count on as a lot of the competitors sits nearer to 700 mm.
With that mentioned Royal Enfield look to have saved the bike a lot narrower on the entrance of the seat, which might have a big impact on simply how simple it’s to get a foot down securely. Regardless most riders, besides maybe the shortest, ought to discover the Tremendous Meteor inviting.
On the chassis aspect of the equation, we see a metal tubular backbone body matched to beefy, for the phase, 43 mm USD forks, full with an honest 120 mm of journey. Twin ual rear shocks provide 101 mm of journey and pre-load adjustability. On one hand that’s a set-up that appears phase main however remains to be a bit fundamental on adjustability. We should wait and see how nicely that’s dialled in for a spectrum of riders – and two-up – to actually check the package deal.
Floor clearance sits at a really affordable 135 mm, with a 19 inch entrance wheel clad in 100/90 rubber, and 16 inch rear working a 150/80 tyre, each tubeless, as we’d count on, with alloy wheels.
A 320 mm entrance rotor up entrance is clamped by a two-piston caliper, and aided by 300 mm rear rotor additionally with a two-piston caliper. Twin channel ABS is fitted, as is now necessary in Australia on all bikes. These calipers are Bybre too, so Brembo’s extra worth oriented choices.
A 15.7 L gas capability ought to provide an honest vary, with gas financial system within the earlier 650s cited at 4 L/100 km, with the additional weight and fewer aerodynamic cruiser package deal prone to imply that determine could also be on the beneficiant aspect.
Different factors of word embrace the headlight and taillight each being LED, whereas indicators stay halogen and may be upgraded from the accent vary. That vary contains LED indicators in both silver or black, ‘Deluxe’ rider and pillion pegs, a silver handlebar clamp, bar finish or touring mirrors, a touring display and silver solo finisher to switch the pillion seat.
Crash bars (Engine Guards) are additionally obtainable in black or silver in two variants, in addition to sump guards, a one-piece two-up touring seat with extra concentrate on consolation, a passenger backrest mount and pad, with a small rack additionally addable, plus baggage. That features Lengthy Haul Panniers, with particular mounting rails.
For a bit extra bling there’s additionally machined filler caps, and 10-spoke alloy wheels, with Royal Enfield bike covers additionally obtainable. No phrase but on accent pricing or mannequin pricing nonetheless.
Different factors of word embrace a typical USB slot, three-year guarantee and roadside help, billet switchblocks and a variety of color choices, together with: Astral Black, Astral Blue, Astral Inexperienced, Interstellar Inexperienced, Interstellar Gray, Celestial Pink (Tourer variant) and Celestial Blue (Tourer variant).
The Tourer variant comes with the pillion again relaxation, touring seat and touring display fitted as normal, prepared for longer distance touring, notably two-up.
The Tremendous Meteor will be a part of the newest choices from Royal Enfield, together with the Scram 411 and Hunter 350. You will discover our check of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 right here (hyperlink)
For now it’s a matter of ready for data on availability and pricing, and whereas there’s nothing official at this stage, we’re hoping to see the Tremendous Meteor 650 in Australia in Q2 of 2023.
For extra data on the Royal Enfield vary in Australia, head to the official web site (hyperlink).
2023 Royal Enfield Tremendous Meteor 650 Specs
|2023 Royal Enfield Tremendous Meteor 650 Specs|
|Kind||Parallel twin, 4 stroke, SOHC, Air-Oil Cooled|
|Bore x stroke||78 mm x 67.8 mm|
|Compression||Ratio 9.5 : 1|
|Most Energy||34.6 kW (47PS) @7250 rpm|
|Most Torque||52.3 Nm @5650 rpm|
|Gearbox||6 Velocity fixed mesh|
|Gas Provide||Digital Gas Injection|
|Air Cleaner||Paper ingredient|
|Chassis & Suspension|
|Kind||Metal Tubular Backbone Body|
|Entrance suspension||43mm Upside Down Telescopic Fork, 120mm journey|
|Rear suspension||Twin Shocks, 101mm journey, preload adjustable|
|Battery||12 volt, 12 Ah, VRLA|
|Head Lamp||FPL 1.55 W LED|
|Tail Lamp||2.5 W, LED|
|Charging Port||USB 2.0 Kind A – 5V 2A Output|
|Floor Clearance||135 mm|
|Width||890 mm (with out mirrors)|
|Seat Top||740 mm|
|Kerb Weight||241 kg (with 90% gas & oil)|
|Gas Capability||15.7 litres|
|Brakes & Tyres|
|Tyres Fr.||100/90 – 19 M/C 57H (Tubeless Kind)|
|Tyres Rr.||150/80 B16 M/C 71H (Tubeless Kind)|
|Brakes Entrance||Single 320mm disc, twin piston oating caliper|
|Brakes Rear||Single 300mm disc, twin piston oating caliper|