Royal Enfield Shotgun 650: Everything You Need to Know

The oldest and most famous motorbike brand is Royal Enfield. The company has a loyal fan base and a rich heritage of producing classic bikes with modern technology. One of the latest examples of this is the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650, a bobber-styled retro-modern bike that is expected to launch in India soon. Here are some of the key details about this exciting new motorcycle.

Expected Launch Date

Royal Enfield Shotgun 650
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650

The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 was first showcased as the SG650 concept at the EICMA 2021 show in Milan, Italy. Since then, the bike has been spotted testing on Indian roads several times, indicating that it is nearing its final stages of development. The company has not officially announced the launch date of the Shotgun 650, but it is likely to happen in late 2023 or early 2024. The Shotgun 650 will join the existing 650cc lineup of Royal Enfield, which includes the Interceptor 650, the Continental GT 650, and the Super Meteor 650.


The price of the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 is not confirmed yet, but it is expected to be slightly higher than the Super Meteor 650, which starts from Rs. 3.19 lakh (ex-showroom). The Shotgun 650 will compete with other premium cruiser bikes in the Indian market, such as the Kawasaki Vulcan S and the Harley-Davidson Street 750. The expected price range of the Shotgun 650 is between Rs. 3.25 lakh to Rs. 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom).


The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 will use the brand’s 650cc engine. Its 648cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected, parallel-twin engine develops 47.65 PS at 7250 rpm and 52 Nm at 5250 rpm1. A six-speed slipper clutch gearbox will pair with the engine.. The engine is known for its smooth performance, refined sound, and good fuel efficiency. The Shotgun 650 may have a different state of tune or gearing ratio to suit its bobber character.


The mileage of the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 is not officially revealed yet, but it is expected to be similar to the other 650cc bikes from the brand. The Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 have an ARAI-certified mileage of 26.5 kmpl, while the Super Meteor 650 has an estimated mileage of around 25 kmpl. The Shotgun 650 may have a slightly lower mileage due to its heavier weight and different styling.


The dimensions of the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 are not available yet, but based on the spy shots and concept images, we can make some assumptions. With a broad handlebar, single seat, and cut rear fender, the bike will be low-slung and powerful. The bike will also have an inverted front fork, alloy wheels, and twin pea-shooter exhausts. The bike may have a 1400 mm wheelbase and 140 mm ground clearance like the Super Meteor 650. The seat height of the bike may be lower than the Super Meteor’s seat height of 765 mm, making it more accessible for shorter riders.

Look and Features

The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 will have a distinctive look that will appeal to those who like bobber-style bikes. The bike will have a minimalist design with minimal bodywork and chrome accents. The bike will have a round headlamp with an LED DRL ring, a round instrument cluster with an LCD display, a round tail lamp with LED indicators, and a side-mounted number plate holder. Dual-channel ABS, ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, and three riding modes—Rain, Road, and Sport—will also be aboard the bike.


The Shotgun 650 is one of the most awaited motorcycles in India. It will offer a unique blend of retro charm and modern technology that will attract many buyers. The bike will also expand Royal Enfield’s portfolio in the premium segment and give more options to customers who want a cruiser bike with a different style and personality. The Shotgun 650 is expected to launch soon and we can’t wait to see it on the roads.

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