Royal Enfield is working on two new 650cc motorcycles – Shotgun and Super Meteor. Both models might debut towards the end of this year or early next year. Official details and their launch timeline are yet to be revealed. The upcoming Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 will be based on the RE SG650 Concept bobber that was unveiled at the 2021 EICMA. Recently, the upcoming Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 was spotted testing in Tamil Nadu.
Unlike the SG650 concept that has a modern LED headlamp, the bike’s test mule features a circular halogen headlamp and halogen turn indicators. In fact, it gets split seats instead of the single unit as we have seen in the concept. Though, the twin-pod instrument cluster remains intact. It’s likely to be a semi-digital unit. The smaller pod will be for the Tripper turn-by-turn navigation.
Similar to a typical bobber, the RE Shotgun 650 has pea-shooter exhausts with black finish and fenders. Some of its key highlights include underslung bar-end mirrors, low and wide handlebars and mid-set footpegs. The bike’s final model might come with alloy wheels with a twin cut-outs at both ends and fat Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres.
For power, the upcoming Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 is likely to use the 648cc, air/oil-cooled, parallel-twin engine. It’s the same motor that does duty in the RE Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. Its power and torque figures stand at 47.65PS and 52Nm respectively. The Shotgun 650 could be the brand’s first bike to come with an inverted fork suspension unit at the front. At the rear, it will get twin shock absorbers. Braking duties will be performed by ByBre front and rear brakes with dual channel ABS (anti-lock braking system).
Prices of the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 are likely to start around Rs 3.15 lakh (ex-showroom). It won’t have any direct rival in the country.
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