- The upcoming 650 duo seems production-ready
- Could be launched later this year or early 2023
- Both will be powered by the same motor and share other parts too
Shortly after the Shotgun 650 was spotted testing overseas, it has now been seen again in India along with the Super Meteor. Both the test mules seem production-ready and here are all the other details.
The 650 twins will share the existing 650cc platform that Royal Enfield has used for the Interceptor and the Continental GT 650. The Meteor 650 and the Shotgun 650 will be powered by a parallel-twin 650cc air-cooled motor. However, both bikes could get a different state of tune.
As for the design, the Meteor 650 will stay true to the current Meteor 350’s design albeit with a few tweaks. It’ll feature a proper cruiser stance and will sport abundant chrome bits too. Furthermore, the suspension setup consists of USD front forks and dual rear shock, while the braking hardware includes a disc brake at both ends.
As for the Shotgun 650, it’ll be the most premium product to spawn off from the brand’s middleweight portfolio. The test mule is equipped with an LED headlight, twin-pod instrument cluster (including the tripper navigation) and saddle stay as well. Its suspension and braking hardware seem similar to the Super Meteor’s.
Royal Enfield is set to roll out quite a few new models over the next few years. We expect the Super Meteor and Shotgun 650 to debut by the year-end or early 2023.