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Royal Enfield’s 2023 Super Meteor 650, launched internationally earlier this year, has finally come Stateside.
Royal Enfield’s 2023 Super Meteor 650, launched internationally earlier this year, has finally come Stateside. (Royal Enfield/)

Royal Enfield has released a dizzying amount of new models over the last 18 months but if there’s one model that is tailor-made and laser-focused for the US market, it’s the Super Meteor 650, which Enfield just released this week. Longer, lower, and more powerful than either the smaller Hunter 350 or Meteor 350 models we’ve seen here previously, the middleweight cruiser was released internationally earlier this year but only now has made it to our shores. Good things come to those who wait apparently, and we finally got the chance to sample the new parallel-twin middleweight at its launch in Texas.

The top-of-the-range model for Enfield aims to be a legitimate contender in the middleweight cruiser segment.
The top-of-the-range model for Enfield aims to be a legitimate contender in the middleweight cruiser segment. (Royal Enfield/)

Royal Enfield first showed the Super Meteor at EICMA 2022 as the first spin-off of its 650 twin range, which the brand had always said would expand to include more models. The new cruiser takes styling cues from vintage Meteor models and the discontinued Thunderbird cruiser but is named for Royal Enfield’s first 100 mph model, which debuted back in 1955. At its core the Super Meteor packs the brand’s 648cc twin-cylinder engine, which it shares with the INT650 and Continental GT.

Like those bikes, it also has a six-speed gearbox, but that’s where the similarities end; the Super Meteor gets a new frame, new suspension and fresh bodywork, sporting long and low dimensions that are straight-up classic cruiser, from the 16-inch rear wheel to the 19-inch front. A new, deliciously shaped 4.1-gallon fuel tank is hung on a steel tube frame, with a low seat perched at a rider-friendly 29.1-inch height, with the bike available in two variants: the standard Astral and Interstellar cruiser models (the only difference there is in paint options) and the more touring-oriented Celestial, which gets a bigger touring seat, backrest, and fly screen.

Related: Royal Enfield’s 2023 Super Meteor 650 Cruiser Preview

The 650 parallel-twin engine is shared with the INT650 and Continental GT models and is unchanged here except for airbox and exhaust.
The 650 parallel-twin engine is shared with the INT650 and Continental GT models and is unchanged here except for airbox and exhaust. (Royal Enfield/)

As on the INT650 and Continental GT, the Super Meteor’s mill is an air/oil-cooled SOHC 648cc parallel twin with four valves per cylinder and a counterbalanced crankshaft with a 270-degree firing interval, though on the Super Meteor that engine gets a strengthened cylinder head with new covers and darker finishes, along with slightly revised mapping to accommodate the Meteor’s new airbox and exhaust. The power and output figures are similar to the other 650s, with a claimed 46.4 hp at 7,500 rpm and 38.6 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,250 rpm.

A first for a Royal Enfield model is the Super Meteor 650’s upside-down fork. It packs Showa Big Piston internals.
A first for a Royal Enfield model is the Super Meteor 650’s upside-down fork. It packs Showa Big Piston internals. (Royal Enfield/)

A brief chat with Chief of Design Mark Wells confirms that, aside from the engine, the bike is mostly new, sharing almost no parts with its predecessors or smaller siblings and boasting an all-new chassis developed by British-based manufacturer Harris Performance (now a RE subsidiary) designed to provide a low center of gravity for easy maneuverability as well as stability.

Attached to that frame is another first for Royal Enfield: an upside-down fork, in this case provided by Showa. Although it’s nonadjustable, the Big Piston Front Fork is the first inverted fork ever offered on a Royal Enfield. Out back are

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By: Andrew Cherney
Title: 2023 Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 Cruiser Review
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Published Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2023 10:00:02 +0000

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MansBrand Unveils New Automotive Racing Section to Enhance Platform for Motor Enthusiasts

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MansBrand has announced they’re expanding their platform to include a dedicated section on automotive racing. This new area complements their existing content in men’s fashion, health, outdoor adventures, and grooming. The expanded platform aims to offer more comprehensive information and resources for automotive enthusiasts alongside its current categories.

MansBrand is known for offering a wide range of services and products for men. They provide fashion advice and trends to help men stay stylish, health news that covers physical and mental well-being, guidance for outdoor activities, and information on motor vehicles. The new automotive racing section will feature various aspects of the sport, including expert advice, product reviews, and the latest racing news.

This automotive racing section will give readers detailed comparisons and reviews of cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. It will also include maintenance tips, safety advice, and recommendations on essential motor-related products and accessories. Readers can access comprehensive guides on the gear and equipment needed for both beginners and experienced racers.

Willis from MansBrand commented on the new addition: “Our new automotive racing section is a natural extension of what we already offer on the platform. We’ve observed that many of our users have a keen interest in motor vehicles and racing. By adding this section, we aim to meet the interests of our audience and provide them with valuable content and resources. We’re still focused on our core areas like fashion, health, and outdoor activities but now can offer more for those passionate about motorsports.”

MansBrand has always emphasized community interaction and engagement. The site features blogs where users can share experiences and tips on various topics, from fashion trends to essential grooming products. The new automotive racing section will follow the same approach, encouraging readers to discuss racing strategies, share personal experiences, and offer advice through blog posts and community forums.

The updated platform remains easy to navigate. It includes advanced search options and logically organized categories. Each product or piece of content comes with high-resolution images and detailed descriptions to help visitors make informed decisions about their style, health, outdoor activities, and now, automotive racing pursuits.

Adding automotive racing content doesn’t take away from MansBrand’s commitment to fashion. The site continues to offer a wide range of Mens Fashion items, including shirts, jeans, suits, jackets, and more. By keeping up with the latest trends, MansBrand ensures its users always have access to the best fashion advice. The platform regularly updates current trends and remains a go-to hub for all things related to men’s fashion.

In the health section, MansBrand provides information on various topics, including prostate health, heart disease, and mental well-being. It offers tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, provides resources for further research and treatment options, and promotes regular health check-ups and preventative care.

The outdoor and adventure category offers advice on hiking, camping, and other activities. It also includes product reviews and recommendations for outdoor gear and equipment, helping men enjoy their outdoor experiences to the fullest.

Willis further noted: “We’re excited about the positive feedback we’ve received from our users. They’ve found valuable insights and products across all sections of the site. The automotive racing section is something that many of our users were looking forward to, and it fits perfectly within our diverse range of offerings. We believe it will inspire more men to explore and engage with us.”

MansBrand is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks and incorporates customer feedback. They aim to be a comprehensive hub for men looking to enhance various aspects of their lives, whether it’s through fashion, health advice, grooming tips, or now, automotive racing content.

By expanding their offerings, MansBrand hopes to encourage a proactive exchange of ideas and experiences. They aim to inspire men to embrace new fashion challenges, refine their style, and discover passions in automotive racing, outdoor adventure, and health-conscious living. The platform invites men from all walks of life to join its growing online community.

For a comprehensive experience, the Mens Fashion Website  also includes features that are easy to navigate. From advanced search capabilities to logically organized categories, every item is accompanied by high-resolution images and detailed descriptions.

For more details on the new automotive racing section and other categories, visit the official site.

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
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Published Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:10:18 +0000

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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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