Bike evaluate: Royal Enfield Tremendous Meteor 650

If you shoot for a star, you are going to at least get a Meteor. Though acquiring the Super Meteor 650, it seems Royal Enfield set its standards so substantial that the resultant solution (while it’s not nonetheless best) is so great that just one may have a tricky time obtaining a flaw in it.In brief, it’s the best bike made by Royal Enfield. It is India’s initially reliable large bike. It looks astounding, and goes rapid. And a 350-km simple trip proves it’ll be comfy even on a 1,000-km road trip.

What defines its design?

Unlike the Meteor 350 which seems puny in comparison to most cruiser bikes, the Super Meteor 650 has a sizeable street presence. It has the silhouette of a thoroughbred cruiser—the seat is reduced (740 mm peak) and huge, the handlebars marginally lifted, and the seating placement is ft-forward. There are seven color choices.The front tyre is 19-inch and the rear is 16-inch (rim diameter). Both are tubeless.The instrument panel seems fundamental, but has functional features this kind of as gear indicator, gas gauge, clock, speedometer and tripmeter. The Tripper (a navigation pod) is positioned to the right of the major meter. It can be related to a smartphone by way of Bluetooth and then it exhibits convert-by-flip navigation. One particular flaw with the Tripper is that it drains the smartphone battery incredibly fast, but then the bicycle has a discreet USB socket positioned beneath the left side panel (even however it does not have a rainproof smartphone storage, which lets you to demand the cellular phone on the go—it’s a have to-have for present day cruisers).

Which motor powers it?

It’s the similar 648 cc twin-cylinder unit that is there on the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650. Energy is 47 PS (46.36 bhp), torque is 52.3 Nm, gearbox is 6-velocity guide, and gas tank is 15.7 litres. On my working day-extensive journey I could not exam the gas effectiveness, but be expecting it to be about 30 km/litre.

How does it ride?

Freeway: Straddling it is effortless (very low seat height) even nevertheless it’s a weighty bike (241 kg), once you start using, it handles like a toy. It is in its aspect on open highways. On twisty roads, it is pure nirvana—it has an fantastic lean angle, extraordinary shockers, ideal driving posture, and hardly ever feels out of electrical power whilst accelerating out of a corner.

Metropolis: The bodyweight shows. In regular Indian urban conditions where by streets can be slim, it’s quite a task to manoeuvre the Tremendous Meteor 650. One particular detail is clear: You need to be bodily in shape (and powerful) to effortlessly cope with this motorbike.

Is it the finest cruiser, at any time?

It’s certainly the finest Royal Enfield motorbike, at any time. It is available in three variants: Astral (Rs 3,48,900), Interstellar (Rs 3,63,900) and Celestial (Rs 3,78,900). The Astral and the Interstellar are regular variants (not tourer) that really don’t have a windscreen and a pillion backrest. Whilst these have two seats, these are best for a one-individual street outings. The Celestial comes with a windscreen, a pillion backrest and a wide seat cozy for two people.At these price ranges, it is the most effective cruiser bike in India.In England it is priced GBP 6,799 and in Europe it can be purchased for 7,890 euros (Astral). At these costs, it is also the world’s very best cruiser motorbike. While I have not accomplished it, as nonetheless, it feels like a motorbike that you can experience from Germany to Spain or France to Italy, with out having exhausted.Delhi to Mumbai on the Tremendous Meteor 650 would be a breeze.


Motor: 648 cc, petrol
Ability: 47 PS (46.36 bhp)
Torque: 52.3 Nm
Gearbox: 6-pace, manual
Gas tank: 15.7 litres
Wheelbase: 1,500 mm
Seat peak: 740 mm
Floor clearance: 135 mm
Pounds: 241 kg
Selling price: Rs 3.49 lakh onwards
Competition (cost): None
Rivals (engine measurement): Triumph Tiger Sport 660 and Tiger 660, but equally are priced previously mentioned Rs 7 lakh

The three variants stated

AstralCost: Rs 3,48,900Obtainable in inexperienced, blue and black, the Astral is a typical variant (not tourer). It doesn’t have a windscreen and a pillion backrest.

InterstellarRate: Rs 3,63,900Readily available in gray and eco-friendly, the Interstellar is additional or significantly less the same as the Astral.

CelestialValue: Rs 3,78,900It is the fully-loaded variant, with a windscreen and a pillion backrest. It arrives in two colours: crimson and blue.

(All variants get twin channel Stomach muscles, dual disc brakes, and tubeless tyres)

Related posts