Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 retro bobber motorcycle officially revealed: In-depth walkaround video

Just a few weeks ago at the Motoverse (Rider Mania), Royal Enfield took the covers off of its most limited production bike, the Shotgun 650. At the time of the unveiling, the company announced that only 25 units of this bike will be first offered, and these 25 bikes will be sold via a lucky draw to the attendees of the Motoverse event. Now, recently, the media drives of this bike were organized by the company in Los Angeles, California, and a video showing this bike in an in-depth walkaround has been shared online.

Royal Enfield Shotgun 650

The detailed walkaround video of the new Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650 comes courtesy of Gagan Choudhary from YouTube. It starts off with the presenter giving a brief introduction to the new Shotgun 650. He explains that the company back in EICMA 2021 showed the SG650 concept bike, and now they have introduced this brand new bike called the Shotgun 650. The new bike boasts a more production-spec design and has departed from the retro-futuristic concept design language.

Differences between Shotgun 650 and Super Meteor 650

Overall, the bike shares many of its components with the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650. However, there are a number of key differences. One of the main differences is that the Super Meteor 650 is a cruiser motorcycle, while the Shotgun 650 has been introduced as a more sporty Bobber motorcycle. It is based on the concept of “Inspired by custom, for custom.” Other differences on the new bike include a smaller and newer 10-spoke 18-inch alloy wheel on the front, which is a 19-inch wheel on the Super Meteor 650.

Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 officially revealed: In-depth walkaround video

The presenter also highlights that, in order to provide a more upright and sporty appearance and stance, the front upside-down USD fork suspension has been shortened by 30mm. Next up, the presenter mentions that the brushed aluminum headlight surrounds have been changed to body-colored ones. He explains that, according to the company, this has been done because it’s harder to offer paint options with such unique finishes. Additionally, the company wants the customers to customize their bikes and change things as they prefer.

Shotgun 650 powertrain

Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 officially revealed: In-depth walkaround video

Next up, he mentions that the bike comes equipped with the same engine as the Super Meteor 650. It gets the identical air and oil-cooled, parallel-twin-cylinder engine. This motor delivers a maximum power of 47bhp and a respectable 52 Nm of torque. Also, just like the Super Meteor 650, it comes coupled with a smooth six-speed gearbox. Following this, the vlogger also mentions that the bike uses an extremely minimal amount of chrome, and most of the vehicle and its parts come painted in either gloss black or dark black.

Other differences

Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 officially revealed: In-depth walkaround video

Royal Enfield is offering the Shotgun 650 with a number of different color options. Additionally, the bike also gets an optional rear seat as well, which can be easily attached or removed. He adds that the company is also offering different colors and patterns for the seats according to the paint job chosen by customers. Following this, he states that another major difference between the Super Meteor 650 and Shotgun 650 is the size of the fuel tank. It has now been made smaller and slimmer, and its capacity is 13.8 liters, which is around 1.9 liters smaller.

Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 officially revealed: In-depth walkaround video

The vlogger also shows the rear suspension of the Shotgun 650 and mentions that its travel has also been reduced. He adds that in terms of overall dimensions, the Shotgun 650 measures 2,170 mm in length, 1,105 mm in height, and its wheelbase is shorter than Super Meteor 650 at 1,465 mm. Lastly, the bike gets a 140 mm ground clearance.

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