The Meteor represents the eternal essence of riding, the spirit of the cruise; with classic contours & timeless design cues, it is an easy thoroughbred cruiser, ready for the open highway and for meeting the challenges of urban commute with equal ease.
Cruising Through Time
Growing up in the 1980s meant that the lasting image of a motorcycle for me was a cruiser of some sort. It’s not that I was a ‘cruiser guy’, it’s just that when you see lots of something, that becomes the main frame of reference, and desire in this case! Evolving from a diet of bicycles into my late teens, I was quite mesmerised by the idea of a quintessential American style cruiser - and the first one that I actually saw in the flesh and instantly fell in love with was the Royal Enfield Citybike.
The 648cc engine, backed with an air/oil-cooled parallel twin configuration is built for real world riding. While offering a very usable 47 horsepower at 7150 RPM and maximum of 52 Nm torque at 5250 RPM, the secret of the new engine lies in the way the power is delivered. The smooth throttle response throughout the rev range ensures sufficient power to make light work of city traffic or cruise effortlessly along the open roads.
A New Heart
At the heart of the Meteor is the all-new air-oil cooled, 349cc, SOHC engine with a characteristic long stroke and electronic fuel injection system producing smooth tractable power & plenty of bottom-end torque. Continuing the legend of the easy singles, the new engine throbs with a visceral beat that is distinctively Royal Enfield.
A Refined Glide
With an enhanced chassis setup, accessible riding position, advanced braking ability, high specification suspension and responsive power delivery, the Meteor is set to light up the world of cruising. The all-new chassis is stronger, stiffer and more durable and designed for straight-line stability, cornering and manoeuvrability without compromising on comfort.
|Type||4-stroke , single cylinder , air-cooled|
|Power||20 bhp @ 6100 RPM|
|Torque||27 Nm @ 4000 RPM|
|Engine Start||Electric Start|
|Ignition||Electronic Fuel injection (EFI)|
Chassis & Suspension
|Type||Twin Down Tube (Spine Frame)|
|Front Suspension||: 41 mm fork, Telescopic , 130 mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Twin Tube Emulsion, Shock Absorbers with 6 step adjustable Preload|
|Tank Capacity||15 lts|
Brakes & Tyres
|Tyres front||: 100/90-19|
|Rear Brake||240 mm disc|
|Front Brake||300 mm disc|