- Likely to be available in two variants
- Will be more premium than the existing 650s
- Official launch could take place by early 2023
After the upcoming Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 was spotted testing in India in April, the motorcycle was recently sighted out in the open once again. Based on the SG650 Bobber concept, the Shotgun 650 will come with a single-seat, typical of a bobber. However, going by the presence of a pillion seat in the recent test mule, the motorcycle might be available in two variants.
The Shotgun 650 will be a more premium offering than the existing bikes it is based on including the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. The Shotgun is suspended by upside-down forks at the front and alloy wheels at both ends. Meanwhile, the rear will retains the conventional dual springs. On the equipment front, another bit suggesting it to be more expensive than the INT and Conti is the dual-pod cluster with one likely to be the main console and another being the Tripper Navigation setup.
While the overall design theme of the bike shouts retro, as is the case with all REs, the components are finished in black, lending it a modern factory-custom look. As for the engine, the Shotgun 650 will be powered by the same 650cc, parallel-twin, air-cooled engine that does duty on the existing RE flagship offerings. However, the state of tune and exhaust note will most probably be different to suit the bike’s character.