Don’t think that just because this bike uses an engine that debuted in 2017, it’s lacking freshness. In fact, the Super Meteor brings in a number of firsts for Royal Enfield, the most prominent of these being that upside-down fork. It’s a rather beefy unit with 43mm fork legs that features Showa branding underneath the rubber fork top covers, so it should help this bike plug one of the few chinks in the armour of the current 650cc models.
The other first is an LED headlight – something we haven’t seen RE offer as standard in the past. The accessories catalogue has also taken a step forward, now featuring auxiliary lights for the first time.