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Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Royal Enfield Tremendous Meteor 650 is anticipated to journey on a 19-inch entrance, 16-inch rear wheel set-up.

Royal Enfield is gearing as much as launch the brand new Tremendous Meteor 650 and within the run-up to its introduction, new particulars concerning the production-spec bike have emerged.

Royal Enfield Tremendous Meteor 650: ergonomics

The Tremendous Meteor 650 goes to be Royal Enfield’s first, modern-day, twin-cylinder cruiser and the main target has been on offering comfy ergonomics. We’ve already seen them give you a relaxed driving place on the Meteor 350, and the Tremendous Meteor 650 will take it even additional. 

In truth, the Tremendous Meteor’s seat peak is decrease than the Meteor 350’s 765mm seat, making it extra accessible to a wider vary of riders. We’ve additionally realized that the bike has a deeply scooped seat and wider handlebar, and its ahead set pegs are certain to enchantment to cruiser-bike aficionados. 

Royal Enfield Tremendous Meteor 650: chassis

The brand new Tremendous Meteor 650 is anticipated to be primarily based on a modified model of the chassis you see on the present 650 twins – the Continental GT and Interceptor. That’s after bearing in mind the brand new mounting factors for the rider and pillion footpegs and the brand new heel and toe shifter plus rear brake pedal. 

As well as, there shall be a brand new brace on the high of the body to which the engine head is hooked up. It appears that evidently that is being accomplished to additional dampen out no matter little vibrations that the already clean, parallel-twin engine provides out. 

The body is suspended by a USD fork and twin shock absorbers on the rear which ought to be preload adjustable. The purpose to notice is that the entrance alloy wheel measurement is 19 inches, whereas the rear alloy wheel is 16 inches versus the 17-inch rear on the Meteor 350. Count on the Tremendous Meteor 650 to sport extensive tyres and as for the tyre make getting used, it’s possible that Royal Enfield has slapped on a pair of Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tyres on the bike.  

Braking duties are more likely to be taken care of by a single disc set-up each on the entrance and rear. 

Royal Enfield Tremendous Meteor 650: engine, design and options

The tremendous candy, 648cc, oil-cooled, parallel twin engine – the cornerstone of the present 650 twins – is claimed to energy the brand new Tremendous Meteor 650 as effectively. It’s more likely to be in the identical state of tune, producing 47hp and 52Nm. That mentioned, Royal Enfield has made just a few tweaks to the looks of the engine instances so as to add some visible distinction.

Talking of which, the Tremendous Meteor 650’s design will bear nearly no resemblance to the present Royal Enfields. From the form of the gas tank, with a retro-styled winged emblem and offset gas filler cap, to the aspect panels and tail part, the bike could have its personal identification. That mentioned, some sharing of components with the Meteor 350 is anticipated, primarily the spherical LED tail gentle, instrument cluster, tripper navigation pod and switchgear. 

The change cubes, nonetheless, are more likely to be of a lighter color shade (presumably brushed silver/chrome) as a substitute of the same old black. It’s a related case with chrome mirrors and stalks.

The Tremendous Meteor 650 can also be anticipated to debut a brand new LED headlight, and ought to be among the many first Royal Enfields to characteristic such a headlight. The same LED headlight has been noticed on the upcoming Royal Enfield Himalayan 450 check mule.

Royal Enfield Tremendous Meteor 650: launch timeline

EICMA 2022 is simply across the nook and Royal Enfield might reveal the Tremendous Meteor 650 at that occasion in Italy. Moreover, the Royal Enfield Rider Mania is making its return in the direction of the tip of November this yr, following a pandemic-caused hiatus of two years. That looks as if the perfect platform for Royal Enfield to introduce its flagship, 650cc-class cruiser in India. 

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