First Look at the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Revealed

First Look at the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Revealed

Royal Enfield has officially introduced the production version of the Shotgun 650, following the recent unveiling of a custom variant at Motoverse 2023. This eagerly awaited bobber based on the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 promises a distinctive riding experience.

Distinctive Design Features

The Shotgun 650 boasts several key features including a flat handlebar with bar-end mirrors and mid-set footpegs. The bike's aesthetics adhere to classic bobber styling, featuring twin peashooter exhausts that are elegantly blacked out and slightly upswept. Embracing the essence of a true bobber, it sports a single seat and a chopped rear fender, presenting a sleek and bold appearance.

While sharing components with the Super Meteor 650, such as the 650cc parallel-twin cylinder engine, the Shotgun 650 differentiates itself with a unique Royal Enfield logo on the crankcase. The LED headlight is adorned with a distinct cowl, neatly covering the instrument console and flanked by round turn indicators. The instrument console, equipped with the tripper navigator, mirrors the Super Meteor 650. Additionally, the bobber introduces the Wingman feature through the Royal Enfield app providing live tracking, last parked location, trip summaries, and more.

Color Options and Versatility

Available in four captivating color options—Stencil White, Plasma Blue, Green Drill, and Sheetmetal Grey—the Shotgun 650 offers a removable pillion seat accessible with the bike's key.

Power and Performance

Powering the Shotgun 650 is the same 648cc, air-oil cooled, parallel-twin engine found in the Super Meteor 650, delivering 47PS and 52.3Nm. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, it claims a mileage of 22kmpl. Notably, the bobber features a 13.8-litre fuel tank, slightly smaller than the Super Meteor.

Suspension and Braking Excellence

Suspension-wise, the Shotgun 650 is equipped with a specially tuned 43mm big piston Showa fork with 120mm wheel travel and twin rear shock absorbers with 5-step preload adjustability and 90mm wheel travel. Braking duties are handled by a 320mm front disc brake and a 300mm rear disc brake, complemented by dual-channel ABS. The bobber rides on an 18-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel, wrapped in 100-section front and 150-section rear tubeless Ceat Zoom Cruz tyres. The alloy wheel design distinguishes itself from that of the Super Meteor 650.

Weight, Dimensions, and Accessories

Weighing in at 240kg (only 1kg lighter than the Super Meteor), the Shotgun 650 features a seat height of 795mm (55mm taller than the Super Meteor's seat) and a 140mm ground clearance (5mm greater than the Super Meteor). Royal Enfield offers 31 genuine accessories for the Shotgun 650, including a sculpted solo seat and contrast-cut billet rims. Collaborating with ICON Motorsports, Royal Enfield is set to introduce a specialized riding gear and apparel range for the Shotgun 650.

Launch Details and Market Positioning

Anticipated to hit the market in January 2024 with a price tag of Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom), the Shotgun 650's global launch is scheduled for early 2024. Positioned in a class of its own, it stands out with no direct rival, although the Jawa Perak and Jawa 42 Bobber are considered the closest alternatives in the smaller-engined segment.