The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 made its debut at this year’s Motoverse which took everyone by surprise. The motorcycle is based on the SG650 concept that the brand showcased at the 2021 EICMA show in Milan. Fortunately, it’s not a huge departure from the concept and looks quite radical and different from all other REs. In that case, we take a close look at its images and the details that Royal Enfield has shared about it so far.
The motorcycle shown at the event is called the Motoverse edition which is slightly different from the production version of the Shotgun which will debut early next year.
The paint scheme and graphics you see on this bike are exclusive to this particular edition which will be limited to 25 units only. The production model will sport more traditional paint schemes and graphics.
What makes the Motoverse edition special is the custom-designed, hand-painted body panels with gradient-style graphics and neon detailing. RE says every unit of this bike has been customised over months.
While it looks more like a bobber in its single-seat avatar, Royal Enfield is calling it a neo-retro roadster. The buyers of this bike can also go for an optional pillion seat or a rear luggage carrier.
Although Royal Enfield hasn’t divulged the technical details of the bike, what we know so far is that it is powered by the same 649cc, parallel-twin mill that does duty on other 650s like the Interceptor 650.
The main chassis looks identical to that of the Super Meteor 650 but the rest of the cycle parts and the overall geometry of the Shotgun are different to deliver a distinctive riding experience.
All 25 units of the Shotgun 650 special edition will be sold to 25 lucky attendees of the Motoverse 2023 at a price tag of Rs 4.25 lakh (ex-showroom). The deliveries will commence from January next year.
The production model of the motorcycle will be launched in India and Europe in the first half of 2024. It is expected to be positioned below the Super Meteor 650 in terms of pricing.