Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 and Shotgun 650 are expected to make their global debut early next month before going on sale
Royal Enfield appears to be working on hosting the global debut of two of its brand new 650 cc motorcycles at the 2022 EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The SG650 concept was showcased at the 2021 edition of the EICMA show and its production-spec version is highly expected to be unveiled this time around. The motoring exhibition will be held between November 8 and 13, 2022.
It will more likely be accompanied by a flagship cruiser that could be dubbed the Super Meteor 650. It could be priced around Rs. 4 lakh and it will be slotted above the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. Both these motorcycles or at least one of them could be showcased at RE’s own Rider Mania event between November 18 and 20, 2022.
The Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 as well as the Shotgun 650 have been caught testing in their near-production guise multiple times in recent months. They are (or at least one of them) expected to be officially launched soon after making their local debut. The Super Meteor 650 and Shotgun 650 have plenty in common with the existing 650 Twins.
The double-cradle chassis has undergone modifications to suit the characteristics of each motorcycle. They will be powered by the same 648 cc parallel twin-cylinder oil-cooled engine, which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 47 bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque. It is linked with a six-speed transmission while a slipper and assist clutch will be standard fitment.
The Super Meteor, in particular, will have a lower seat height compared to the Meteor 650 according to reports and it has a teardrop-shaped fuel tank, upright and wide handlebar positioning, forward set rider footpegs, wide rider seat, circular-shaped LED headlamp, LED tail lamp, and so on.
It will become the first Royal Enfield motorcycle to be equipped with upside-down front forks and the rear will feature twin-sided shock absorbers with pre-load adjustability. The braking duties will be handled by a disc brake at the front and rear, and it will be assisted by a dual-channel ABS system. We will get to know more about it upon its world premiere!