The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Is Finally Out, But You Can’t Buy It

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If you’ve been wanting a modern 650cc cruiser, Royal Enfield has made your life easier with its latest creation

If you’ve been drooling over the Super Meteor 650, we have some cracking news. Royal Enfield has taken the wraps off another 650cc cruiser, the Shotgun 650. It serves as a modernized sibling of the Meteor, more suited to the younger audience. Here’s what you should know.

The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Looks Chic

The Shotgun 650 brings a chic flavor to RE’s 650cc cruiser lineup. Up top, you get RE’s staple LED headlight, flanked by a short front fender. The headlight sits inside a chunky mask that houses the round turn signals. Outback, the long fender of the Super Meteor has made way for a chopped unit and a more compact plate holder.

Then, there’s the middle. The fuel tank is new here, along with the muscular side panels. These bits flex a special livery (inspired by the SG650 concept), although the production version will have a simpler assortment of shades. Another notable detail is the bobber-inspired single saddle, in place of the Super Meteor’s split saddle. No need to fret, though, as RE says you can easily put on the pillion saddle by virtue of just four screws. Other bits are listed below.

Design And Features Of The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650

  • All-LED lights
  • Semi-digital instrument cluster
  • New bobber-inspired saddle
  • New tank
  • New seat
  • Blacked-out engine and two-into-two pea shooter exhausts
  • Flat handlebar with bar-end mirrors

A 648cc, Twin-Cylinder Engine Powers The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650

Under the dashing aesthetic, the Shotgun boasts Royal Enfield’s popular 648cc, twin-cylinder engine. Thanks to the previously filed documents, we already know the output remains unchanged at 47 horsepower and 38.3 pound-feet, sent to the wheel via a six-speed transmission. Royal Enfield claims the engine is in a different state of tune (over the Super Meteor) to counter the change in weight. No official figures are available, though.

As for underpinnings, we can see Showa upside-down forks up top and dual shock absorbers outback. These are blacked out to match the overall aesthetic and join hands with a new set of X-shape alloy wheels. ByBre calipers and single disc brakes at each end seem carried on from the Super Meteor.

The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Is Yet To Arrive In America

Like what you see? Then, get ready for some bad news. The Shotgun 650 version you see here is a limited edition, built exclusively for the visitors of RE’s annual festival MotoVerse. Only 25 pieces will go on sale, each priced at 425,000 INR (or ~$5,100). That being said, the production version of the Shotgun is certainly destined for America in 2024, as revealed by Royal Enfield’s certification documents.

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