Royal Enfield is currently running extensive tests on the upcoming 650cc motorcycles. The brand is likely to make the debut of the Super Meteor and the Constellation soon in the Indian and International markets. According to reports, a near production-ready mule of the Super Meteor, as well as the Constellation, has emerged running evaluations in the international market. This leads us to believe that the unveil could be as close as the 2022 festive season.
What is the Super Meteor?
Royal Enfield’s upcoming 650cc twin-cylinder cruiser motorcycles could be christened Super Meteor. The motorcycle is likely to borrow the classic laid-back styling from the Meteor 350, but with a bigger engine and hence aptly named – the Super Meteor. However, Royal Enfield has not officially revealed the name of the motorcycle.
The Super Meteor will likely come with rounded headlamps, a large teardrop fuel tank, scooped seats, twin low-slung exhaust pipes and relaxed forward-set ergonomics. The recently spied test mule also reveals upside-down front forks and 19-inch front and 16-inch rear five-spoke alloy wheels. The classic cruiser style motorcycle will also come with full fenders and chunky tyres. The bike is also likely to come with a fair share of chrome.
What is the Constellation?
The Royal Enfield Constellation is the enhanced version of the Super Meteor. The motorcycle is likely to use the same engine and chassis platform, but the riding ergonomics are likely to be sportier than the Super Meteor. The bike is likely to come with a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel and also gets the USD suspension. But the controls are less forward-set, and the handlebars rise a little less. The Constellation is also likely to come with less chrome and more black-out parts. The brand is also likely to offer a headlight nacelle covering the instruments cluster.
650 Twin Powertrain
Both the Royal Enfield Super Meteor and the Constellation are likely to use the same BS6/Euro5 compliant 650cc engine. The Twin-Cylinder air-cooled engine produces 47 Hp of power and 52 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed transmission.