Roland Sands’ unapologetic Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 chopper

Despite its middle-of-the-road looks, there’s a lot to love about the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650. Royal Enfield’s lively 648 cc parallel-twin engine is easy to get along with, and the Super Meteor’s low seat and relaxed ergonomics give it an easygoing vibe. But there’s nothing easygoing about this Super Meteor chopper from Roland Sands Design.

Commissioned by Royal Enfield themselves, RSD’s custom Super Meteor is lean and unapologetic, with compact chopper lines, a hand shifter, and no front brake. And we’re here for it.

Roland Sands’ Californian shop is known for both its custom bikes and bolt-on parts, so they took the opportunity to use the project as a test bed for some new Royal Enfield 650-specific parts. As for the bike itself, the crew went way further than just bolting on a few look-fast parts.

Getting the look of the fuel tank and the space underneath it right was an entire saga unto itself. RSD started with a small Wassel tank, then spent an inordinate amount of time (and swearing) Frenching the OEM fuel pump into it. With a smaller tank perched on top, the frame needed a serious clean-up.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Roland Sands’ unapologetic Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 chopper
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Published Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2023 19:19:44 +0000


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