30-minute test ride of the Super Meteor 650 in mixed conditions: 6 key points
The bike definitely looks and feels bigger than the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650.
BHPian causal neck warup recently shared with other enthusiasts.
Finally had the opportunity to test drive the Super Meteor 650 and was very pleasantly surprised.
I took an astral green for about 30 minutes to cover 6-7 km. A mix of traffic, empty tracks, roads as slippery as the surface of the moon and speed limits.
- The bike handles very well in all conditions and is more comfortable than the int/gt 650, at least for me.
- While the weight is very high on paper, it masks well. Thanks in part to the low center of gravity and longer wheelbase. Once in motion, even at crawling speeds, weight is not an issue.
- The suspension was a big topic of conversation. I thought it was perfect. Stiff enough not to be bouncy at higher speeds and stiff enough not to feel uncomfortable on bumps and speed breakers. The front with its USD shocks looked reassuring.
- The mapping and gearing is spot on. Makes good use of the available power and delivers oodles of torque at any reasonable speed in any gear.
- Ergos were typically cruiser-based, but felt natural after a while in the saddle. It may be an acquired style of sitting, but it sure is interesting.
- Overall, the bike definitely looks and feels bigger than its 650 siblings. The quality of the parts and the whole bike has improved tremendously.
If I were looking for a second bike, the SM650 would be at the top of the list.
For more insight and information, read the comments from BHPians.
https://www.team-bhp.com/news/30-min-test-ride-super-meteor-650-mixed-conditions-6-key-points 30-minute test ride of the Super Meteor 650 in mixed conditions: 6 key points