Though there are no official details which have been revealed by the company, it is expected that the Meteor will carry the new 650CC twin-cylinder engine.
Indian motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield has applied for a trademark of the name “Royal Enfield Meteor” at the European patent office. It channels the Meteor motorcycle which was sold in the American market in the 1950s.
As per the application, owner of Royal Enfield - Eicher Motors - applied for the trademark on February 26 earlier this year and the application was published on April 3. Currently, the trademark is in the 'opposition proceedings' period that ends on July 3rd after which the trademark will possibly be awarded to Eicher Motors.
Though there are no official details which have been revealed by the company it can be expected that the Meteor will carry the new 650CC twin-cylinder engine. It is also possible that the company will make the Meteor as a third option between the Continental GT and Interceptor 650, on the lines of the Bullet twins.
The project is still under wraps but an EICMA show appearance can be expected, with a launch in the following year.
Taking into account the styling elements of Royal Enfield, it can be assumed that the company will deck the Meteor with a simplistic retro design, along the lines of its older Classic and Bullet models. It could get a single-pod instrument cluster, simplistic single-tone colour schemes, steel spoke wheels shod with locally sourced tires. All this could be done to keep the costs as low as possible.While the official reveal date has not been confirmed by the company, the motorcycle can be expected to be revealed on or around November 5, 2019, at the EICMA show. It might then be launched in 2020, with an estimated price tag of about Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom).