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2024 Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Debuts

2024 Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Debuts

Royal Enfield has stunned the motorcycling community with another remarkable retro-modern motorcycle based on the RE SG650 concept bike displayed at EICMA 2021. This classically-built bobber-style motorbike is called the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650. This bike has a very basic and minimalist look, yet it boasts a very elegant and trendy design. The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 uses the same iconic platform as the RE Super Meteor 650 and other models with the same 650 cc parallel-twin engine. There are also a few more equipment and parts inspired by the RE Super Meteor; however, when it comes to design, build, aesthetics, comfort, and practical performance, the Royal Enfield Shotgun is a true masterpiece. Continue reading this news post to learn about the 2024 Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 debut and the revealed information about this bike.

1. Blank Canvas for Customization

Blank Canvas for Customization
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The major highlight and advantage that the owner of this esteemed motorbike can enjoy is the ease of customization. The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 carries parts and bits that make it a blank canvas for riders interested in motorcycle customization. Mark Wells, the Design Chief also highlights this specific feature of this bike at Royal Enfield in these words:

“Our customers have been taking our motorcycles and personalizing them for decades. Looking to that rich creative culture for inspiration…the resulting design is both fresh and respectful of our heritage and a future vision of what a custom Royal Enfield could look like years down the road.”

The company urges riders to show their talent and art with the RE Shotgun 650. To promote customization, Royal Enfield has also manufactured a wide array of stylish and useful genuine motorcycle parts and accessories for the RE Shotgun 650. You can choose to install bar-end side mirrors, a different-style solo ruck-and-roll seat, and much more.

The rear sub-frame can also be installed or removed easily with the help of four bolts, depending on the rider’s preferences. For a plush two-up riding experience, you can choose to install a separate passenger seat to the sub-frame. The rear end can also be customized by adding a luggage rack to the rear sub-frame to include storage capacity on this bike for more versatile use.

2. Design and Measurements

Design and Measurements
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Let’s talk about the design and a few measurements of the RE Shotgun 650. This bike is made more compact with a shorter wheelbase of 57.6 inches, achieved by limiting the rake angle to 25.3°. The tighter wheelbase results in a comparatively taller seat height of 31.1 inches in its category. However, with the basic design, compact wheelbase, minimalist approach, and trimmed fuel tank capacity, the RE Shotgun 650 is slightly lighter than the other 650 cc in the RE lineup, with a wet weight of 529 lbs.

3. Striking Appeal

Striking Appeal
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Despite its simplicity and basic design, the Royal Enfield Shotgun has a stunning road appeal. The engine and the rest of the machinery are exposed for a more rugged and classy look. The whole bike has received a blacked-out finish to complement its customizable look. The RE Shotgun 650 features a bobber-style solo seat and front fender. The rear fender is a chopped one with a classic, bullet-shaped tail light resting on top of it. To enhance its retro-modern look, this bike has ditched the classic round headlamp fitted inside a chrome nacelle. Instead, the RE Shotgun 650 features a round headlight in an extended blacked-out aluminum nacelle.

The handlebars are almost flat-shaped with a slight bend and a pulled-back angle. There is a combination of digital and analog instrument clusters on one dial, along with another small dial, referred to as a tripper especially designed for navigation.

The frame of the RE Shotgun 650 is one of the most fashionable on a retro-style bike, with tubes and pipes assembled brilliantly throughout the motorcycle’s design. The battery cover fits perfectly into this motorcycle’s frame. The rear dual shock absorbers also fit perfectly with the main frame of this bike due to the absence of a removable rear sub-frame section.

Though the RE Shotgun 650 houses a parallel-twin powerplant, the side profile of this bike gives it a single-cylinder look due to its retro-style construction. The extended dual exhaust pipes on each side of this bike ensure a balanced look.

4. Electronics and Features

In addition to the LED headlamp and tripper navigation, the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 also carries a newly-introduced RE Wingman built-in app feature to keep the rider informed about the motorbike’s current location and other useful indications like the engine oil, fuel levels, and much more. Above all, the RE Shotgun 650 has a standard ABS feature and USB charging for your mobile phones.

5. Royal Enfield 650 cc Parallel-Twin Platform

There is nothing new about the power plant installed in the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 as it employs the same 650 cc platform installed in the previous models. The 648 cc parallel-twin engine churns out an adequate peak power output of 46.4 hp at 7,250 rpm and an appropriate peak torque of 52.33 Nm at 5,650 rpm, complemented by a six-speed gearbox.

6. 2024 Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Detailed Technical Specs

2024 Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Detailed Technical Specs
Concept Revealed In 2021 EICMA
Expected Launch Date January 2024
Expected Price To Be Announced
Available Color Options Sheet Metal Gray
Green Drill
Plasma Blue
Stencil White
Engine Displacement 648 cc
Engine Type Parallel-Twin
Engine Cooling System Air- and Oil-Cooled
Valve Train Four Valves per Cylinder; SOHC
Fuel Delivery System Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Crankshaft Counterbalanced
Firing Interval 270°
Stroke 67.8 mm
Bore 78 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Claimed Peak Power 46.4 hp at 7,250 rpm
Claimed Peak Torque 52.33 Nm at 5,650 rpm
Gearbox Six-Speed
Front Wheel 18-inch Cast Aluminum Wheel
Rear Wheel 17-inch Cast Aluminum Wheel
Front Suspension 43 mm Showa Upside-Down Front Fork
Front Wheel Travel 4.7 in
Rear Suspension Spring Preload-Adjustable; Dual Shock Absorbers
Rear Wheel Travel 3.5 in
Front Brake 320 mm Single-Disc Brake with ByBre Calipers
Rear Brake 300 mm Single-Disc Brake with ByBre Calipers
ABS Standard
Foot Control Position Mid-Mounted
Wet Weight 529 lbs (Approximately)
Seat Height 31.1 in
Trail 4 in
Rake 25.3°
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.6 gal
Wheelbase 57.6 in
Ground Clearance 5.5 in
Headlight LED
Tripper Navigation Standard
RE Wingman In-App Feature Standard
USB Charging Port Standard
Frame Tubular Steel

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