The production-spec of the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 has finally broken cover! Earlier at the recently-concluded India Bike Week, the bike maker showcased a factory custom version of the Shotgun 650 with a hand-painted colour scheme. The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 is set to be launched globally in early 2024.
Apart from the factory-spec’s custom paintwork, not a lot has changed on the production version of the Shotgun 650. It appears to be a mix between a roadster and a cruiser, which, based on pictures, looks quite nice. However, we’ll let Pablo tell you more about that when the review comes out. That said, the Shotgun 650 differs from the Super Meteor 650 in terms of wheel sizes, with an 18-inch wheel up front and a 17-inch wheel at the rear. The Shotgun 650 also gives you four paint schemes to choose from; green drill, plasma blue, stencil white, and sheet metal grey. The Shotgun 650 will also be available in both single-seater and conventional two-seater guise.
The underpinnings are mostly shared with the Super Meteor 650 as well, which means the same 648 cc parallel-twin with 46.3 bhp at 7250 rpm and 5.3 kgm of torque at 5650 rpm, paired to a six-speed transmission. The suspension setup from Showa has also been retained, albeit with a marginally lesser amount of travel for the rear twin shocks. The braking setup is identical to the one the Super Meteor 650 as well; a 320 mm disc up front and a 300 mm disc at the rear, with dual-piston floating callipers on both ends. Seat height is rated at 795 mm, which is 55 mm higher than on the Super Meteor, while the footpegs are said to be more centrally-set. The fuel tank is different and has a capacity of 13.8 litres, which is marginally lesser. How does all this translate into the real world? To find out, wait for our review!
In terms of equipment, the Shotgun 650 receives the identical instrument cluster seen on most new Royal Enfields, along with app connectivity featuring navigation, service reminders, fluid levels and more. Furthermore, the GMA accessories suite gives you more options to kit out your motorcycle.
The Royal Enfield Shotgun is set to make its debut in early 2024, and although it does not have any direct competitors, it is likely to feature a price tag similar to the Super Meteor 650. Follow our social handles and stay tuned for our Anniversary special; subscribe now!