Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 launched at Rs 3.59 lakh
The new Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 is the fourth and newest addition to RE's internationally-acclaimed 650 portfolio after the Interceptor 650, the Continental GT, and the Super Meteor 650. It shares its engine and chassis with the Super Meteor 650, but Royal Enfield say that that's where the similarities end. The two bikes are radically different to look at, with the Shotgun adopting a more modern custom-inspired theme. Priced at Rs 3.59 lakh, the Shotgun 650 is similarly priced to the Super Meteor 650 which starts at Rs 3.64 lakh.
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 exterior
The Shotgun 650's styling walks a fine line between modern and retro. The hardware is completely blacked out in stark contrast to the Super Meteor's chrome, but the bobber-style tail and peashooter exhaust betray more classical intentions. While the Shotgun shares some aesthetic similarities with the Super Meteor, it gets a more upright riding position with a higher 795mm seat (vs the Super Meteor's 740mm), mid-position foot pegs, and a more eager 25.3-degree rake angle. The pillion seat on the Shotgun 650 can be taken off, which further reinforces the Shotgun's bobber aesthetic.
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 powertrain
The Shotgun keeps RE’s familiar 648cc air-oil-cooled SOHC parallel twin cranking out 46bhp at 7250rpm and 52.3Nm at 5650rpm through a 6-speed gearbox. While the unit itself remains unchanged, Royal Enfield have revised the final drive ratios to suit the bike's character and differentiate it from its stablemates. Tank capacity is at 13.8 litres and the bike claims a fuel efficiency of 22kmpl, which should give it a range of about 300km on a full tank.
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 chassis and suspension
The Shotgun's steel tubular spine frame lends it a healthy weight of 240kg wet. The 2170mm total length holds a wheelbase of 1465mm, and seat height is at a relatively accessible 795mm. The 18-inch front alloy is wrapped in a 100/90 tubeless tyre and suspended by a Showa Separate Function Big Piston fork with 120mm travel. The 17-inch rear alloy wears 150/70 section tubeless tyres and is suspended by a Showa twin shock setup with 90mm travel. Stopping power comes from a 320mm disc in the front and a 300mm disc at the rear with both discs getting twin-piston callipers with ABS as standard.
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 electronics
The Shotgun 650 isn't brimming with gizmos, but it gets all the conveniences you'd expect from a modern bike including dual-channel ABS, USB charging, and full LED illumination. The instrument cluster is a single cylindrical unit featuring a retro-style analogue speedometer and a digital display showing time, fuel level, gear position, odometer, and other parameters. Also available is RE's optional Tripper navigation system.
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 price
The Shotgun 650 Motoverse edition was priced at Rs 4.25 lakh ex-showroom. That was a hand painted bike and justifiably carried a dearer price tag. The series production Shotgun 650 undercuts the Motoverse edition at Rs 3.59 lakh. It comes in at the higher end of RE's 650 lineup, with the Interceptor (Rs 3.03 lakh ex-showroom) and Continental GT (Rs 3.19 lakh ex-showroom), but also offers upgraded hardware over the aforementioned bikes. However, it isn't the most expensive bike in the RE stable with the Super Meteor 650 coming in at Rs 3.64 lakh ex-showroom. We've already ridden the Shotgun 650, check out our review here.