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