[Street] Prototype Royal Enfield Meteor 650 leaked in promotional video – MotoGP

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Royal Enfield briefly showed the next model in development, the Meteor 650, in one of the videos released in preparation for the brand’s expedition to the South Pole. The bike, based on the Royal Enfield 650 platform, was featured very briefly in the “Team Rider Dean” video from the series of videos Royal Enfield posted on their social media about the South Pole Expedition.

On December 20, 2021, pilots Santhosh Vijay Kumar and Dean Coxson reached the South Pole in their Royal Enfield Himalayan. As a senior engineer at Royal Enfield, Dean Coxson’s value on such an ambitious journey cannot be underestimated. His role during the South Pole adventure may have included technical support, but most of the time the engineer works mainly on prototype engine development.

During the pilot presentation video, we see a photo of Dean Coxson visiting his workstation which is nothing but a garage. After 33 seconds, the engineer walks past several test prototypes that bear a striking resemblance to Royal Enfield’s next model.

From what we can see, the bikes seem to be relatively close to the production models, especially inverted forks, the first appearance of this technology on a Royal Enfield. Add to that a retro-style flat and wide steering wheel, as well as an instrument console with a smaller dial, which should be the navigation module. There are many chrome and brushed aluminum finishes, especially around the headlight, headlight brackets and turn signal brackets etc.

The future Royal Enfield 650 model will be based on the 650 twin-cylinder platform, so it will be powered by the same 648cc inline twin engine developing 47PS at 7,150rpm and 52Nm of torque at 5,250rpm. At EICMA 2021 in Milan, Italy, Royal Enfield also presented the SG650 concept, based on the same platform. But this is more of a specific design concept for now, and as Royal Enfield expands the platform, the SG 650 Concept will likely be presented as another production model in the future.

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