The New Royal Enfield Shotgun 650
Royal Enfield has a crowd of new models in the pipeline crossways segments. The approaching Shotgun 650 has been spied on Indian roads in near-production spec. The bike lacks any camouflage signifying that it could soon be headed for a debut.
The 650cc roadster is predictable to share its underpinnings with the company’s Continental GT and Interceptor, with the engine too set to be approved. The 648 cc parallel-twin engine makes 47 bhp and 52 Nm of peak torque in the current 650 twins, although it could get some tweaks. The machine is likely to be paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
Coming to the design, the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 carries on with Royal Enfield’s retro-inspired aim with a sizeable tear-drop-shaped fuel tank and curved mirrors and headlight clusters. Also retained from past models is the twin shock back set-up. The bike also features a split seat design and a straightforward round tail-lamp carefully included in the back fender. The turn signals are located lower down at the base of the short back fender. The twin-peashooter exhausts are another throwback design part. Also detectable is a single central instrument pod with a partial cowl increasing from the headlamp unit.
While some reports have called this test mule the new Super Meteor 650, later on, it will get more ahead set footpegs to go with its cruiser attitude, with prior spy images also suggesting a various exhaust set-up and a more extended back fender.
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