KX Concept inspired Royal Enfield Super Meteor primed for EICMA reveal

The Royal Enfield Super Meteor will take inspiration from the KX Concept of 2018 and join the Indian firm's new three-strong 650 Twin line-up

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The Royal Enfield Super Meteor - a third model from the firm to utilise its 650 Twin platform - will make its first public appearance at the 2021 EICMA show in Milan, it has been reported.

A cruiser based around the architecture of the Indian manufacturer’s now well-established and popular 650 pair, the Continental GT and Interceptor, the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 will be added among the range flagships as a slinkier, more comfort orientated option.

Set to provide a good value, yet more potent alternative to the smaller Honda CMX 500 Rebel, the Royal Enfield Super Meteor has been previewed for some months in a drip-feed of spy shots by eagle-eyed Indian enthusiasts.

From these we can see Royal Enfield has borrowed some elements from the stunning KX Concept [pictured below] it unveiled at EICMA in 2018, a model that wowed audiences and formally heralded it as global force with a keen eye for design.

While we will reserve judgement for the final version when the covers come off, Royal Enfield appears to have toned things down a fair bit, but has previously suggested the round headlamp, slender fuel tank and alloy wheels will make it over.

Though the striking name might look to be a continuation of the Meteor nameplate, as used on the recently launched 350cc roadster, it in fact harks right back to a model exported to the US between 1952 and 1962 when it operated as a British owned company, before then being replaced by the Interceptor.

The Super Meteor is one of several new models the ambitious Indian firm - the largest of the big bike firms in its native land - plans to launch over the next couple of years amid soaring sales globally.

These include variations of the Meteor 350 and Himalayan adventure bike, the latter of which will also make use of the 650 Twin engine for a model slated for a 2024 launch.

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