- Looks ready for production
- To be powered by a 648cc parallel-twin motor
- India launch soon
After the recently spotted Super Meteor 650, the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 too has now been sighted testing. It seems like the bike’s inching closer to production and here’s what you should know about it.
Compared to some of the previous spy shots, the recent Shotgun 650 test bike looks a tad different. Its alloy wheel design comes off as basic and the mirrors too are standard yoke-mounted units rather than bar ends. It also misses out on the engine crash guard and the auxiliary lights that we saw on the previous test model. That said, the overall bodywork like the headlight, side panels, fuel tank, and other bits remain unaltered.
The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 will borrow its powertrain from the Interceptor 650/Continental GT 650 – a 648cc parallel twin motor with the output rated at 47bhp and 52Nm. It’s mated to a six-speed gearbox.
We expect Royal Enfield to equip the Shotgun with the same features as the current 650s – a single-pod instrument console with a speedometer, odometer, trip meter, and a digital inset for the fuel level readout. It could also get the Tripper Navigation pod as an accessory.
Unlike the current middleweights from Royal Enfield’s stable, the Shotgun 650 gets more sophisticated hardware. It rides on USD front forks and dual rear shocks with alloy wheels wrapped in road-biased rubber.
Lastly, the Shotgun 650 could make its debut by the end of this year or sometime early 2023. You can expect it to cost a bit higher than Royal Enfield’s current 650cc offerings.
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