- Only 25 units available in the initial phase
- The first lot to be sold to lucky guests of Motoverse
- Expected to be Rs. 10,000-20,000 cheaper than the Super Meteor 650
Royal Enfield has taken the wraps off its new offering, the Shotgun 650, at the ongoing Motoverse 2023 in Goa. In the initial phase, only 25 units of this bobber-styled motorcycle have been made available and these are special hand-painted iterations. These will be sold in a lucky draw to 25 attendees of the Motoverse event. Royal Enfield is yet to release the detailed specifications of the Shotgun 650 but here’s what we have deciphered about it so far.
The Shotgun boasts a quintessential bobber styling with a long profile and a low-slung stance. Lending it a distinctive look is a naked round headlamp with an offset console on top, bar-end mirrors, a single seat, a chunky and chopped rear fender, and an all-black theme for the hardware package. Even the paint scheme is quite funky with a combination of blue and black shades with edgy graphics. On the feature front, there’s a full-LED lighting system and a semi-digital console with a Tripper navigation module.
With alloy wheels, chunky tyres, and upside-down front forks, the Shotgun 650 seems to have cycle parts similar to the Super Meteor 650. Even the frame looks almost identical. As for the engine, it’s visually the same 649cc, air/oil-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder engine as other 650s in RE’s line-up. This unit produces 47bhp and 52Nm and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. Now, it remains to be seen whether Royal Enfield has made any changes to the tuning of the motor for the Shotgun.
The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 will not have any direct rival as there’s no bobber-styled offering in this class in India. As for the pricing, we expect this bobber to be around Rs. 10,000-20,000 cheaper than the Super Meteor 650 which starts from Rs. 3.54 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). More details about its availability and deliveries are expected to be released in the coming weeks.