Royal Enfield Meteor 650 could be the next big thing from the Indian brand. The Meteor moniker was earlier seen in 1953 on a twin-cylinder model from Royal Enfield and their recent application for the brand name revival confirms that they have something big on their mind. The most preferred body style would be a Bobber as they have already showcased the same with an 838cc engine at EICMA in November 2018.
The Meteor nameplate can be a huge success for the brand as they are already selling the 650cc twins in good numbers. The chances of getting an objection for the brand name are low in India as every brand has to wait for 90 days before getting the name registered on its side. The chances of Meteor being an affordable version are very low as the Interceptor is already placed at an affordable point and cost-cutting may not be possible.
However, the design has a lot more chances of getting improved through addition and subtraction of components from the standard body. Meteor being a Bobber can help them target customers who are more into the modification mindset.
The 648cc twin-cylinder engine from Royal Enfield is good for 52 Nm of maximum torque, clearing the fact that high performance is guaranteed from all the variants spawned from the setup. The premium features seen on the Concept KX may never make into production and watering down the design for Meteor 650 would be an easy job for the brand.
Apart from the 2020 Classic and other regular variants, no test mule has been spotted for any new RE motorcycle yet. The lack of any direct rival for the motorcycle confirms that it can be an overnight success for the brand.