The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 is anticipated to make its debut in the Indian market around May 2024, with an expected price range between ₹3,00,000 and ₹3,50,000. Comparable models presently available include the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, and the Kawasaki Vulcan S. Additionally, the BSA Gold Star, a bike akin to the Shotgun 650, is slated for release in India in December 2024.
Unveiled at the 2021 EICMA show in Milan, the Royal Enfield SG650 Twin concept motorcycle is likely to serve as the foundational platform for the brand’s forthcoming bobber-style bike. Although the company has not officially confirmed it, SG is presumed to stand for Shotgun.
The concept motorcycle showcases distinctive design elements, such as a singular floating-style seat, a compact tubular handlebar, shortened front and rear fenders, bar-end mirrors, and robust tires. The aesthetics also feature retro-polished aluminum accents on the front end and modern digital graphics on the fuel tank. The 650cc parallel-twin engine is embellished with digital graphics as well.
Noteworthy features on the concept model encompass a CNC billet machine fuel tank, solid aluminum block wheels with integrated ABS, dual disc brakes at the front, upside-down front forks, and a hand-stitched black leather seat. However, it is expected that the final production model will undergo a more subdued refinement.
While specific mechanical specifications remain undisclosed, it is anticipated that the Shotgun 650 will share similarities with the Interceptor INT 650 and the Continental GT 650. These models boast a 648cc parallel-twin engine, generating 47bhp at 7,250rpm and 52Nm of peak torque at 5,250 rpm.