Royal Enfield has announced the 2023 Super Meteor 650 cruiser motorcycle. After much waiting, we can finally see this new cruiser motorcycle in all its full glory. Royal Enfield confirmed that this motorcycle would soon arrive at the showrooms. That said, the exact dates still need to be out. It is safe to say that the Super Meteor 650 is possibly the most advanced Royal Enfield motorcycle to go on sale. In this specification comparison, we pit the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 against the Benelli 502C.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Vs. Benelli 502C – Price
We do not have the official pricing of the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650. The motorcycle is likely to debut next year, i.e. January 2023. On the other hand, the Benelli 502C comes with a starting price of INR 5.70 lakh (ex-showroom India). Royal Enfield has plans to introduce Super Meteor 650 in 2 trims– Super Meteor 650 & Super Meteor 650 Tourer.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Vs. Benelli 502C – Engine Specifications
The Royal Enfield motorcycle uses a 648cc air/oil-cooled parallel-twin-cylinder motor. The performance output figure of this twin-cylinder engine reads as 47 BHP of power and 52 Nm of torque. The motor gets a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper assist clutch.
The Benelli 502C uses a 500cc liquid-cooled in-line twin-cylinder engine. The performance output figure of this motor is 47.5 PS of power and 46 Nm of torque. This motor, too, comes with a 6-speed transmission unit with a wet multi-plate clutch.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Vs. Benelli 502C – Chassis, Brakes, and Suspension
Royal Enfield Super Metro 650 gets a new tubular steel chassis that gets a typical feet-forward cruiser riding posture. The chassis has been created jointly with Harris Performance. The Super Meteor 650 rides on 43mm USD forks with 120mm of travel for the front. Meanwhile, the motorcycle uses twin shock absorbers for the rear that offer 101mm of travel. The braking power comes from a 320mm disc up front and a 300mm at the rear.
Meanwhile, Benelli 502C uses an arch bar truck trellis frame. The motorcycle gets the support of a 41mm conventional telescopic suspension on the front and linkage-equipped offset laydown single-shock on the rear. The bike comes with 280mm diameter front discs and 240mm diameter rear discs.
Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Vs. Benelli 502C – Features
Being the latest Royal Enfield, Super Metro 650 comes loaded with top features. The notable features include multi-spoke alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, lateral visibility reflectors on the front and rear fenders, a round-shaped light setup, a twin-pot speedometer cluster, a hard-tail bobber-style rear profile, etc.
For the Benelli as well, we get a long list of features. This includes a unique stacked headlamp with LED daytime running lights, tuck and roll seat upholstery, upswept double-barrel exhaust pipes, and a fully digital instruments cluster.