Royal Enfield is expected to launch the new upcoming Shotgun 650 soon and the recent Government Homologation records offer insights into the specifications.
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Specs – What you need to know!
The Shotgun 650 shares the platform with the Super Meteor 650 and will adopt a more street-oriented design. Notably, the Shotgun 650 will be more compact measuring 2170 MM in length which in comparison to Super Meteor 650’s length of 2260 MM, its 90 MM shorter. The width of Shotgun 650 is 820 MM against the 890 MM in Super Meteor 650, and the wheelbase is 1465 MM which is 35 MM shorter from the 1500 MM wheelbase of Super Meteor 650.
In terms of height, the Shotgun is better at 1105 MM which is lower from the 1155 MM height of Super Meteor. While its not mentioned in the homologation document, its anticipated that the Shotgun will have a higher seat height than the Super Meteor’s 740 MM, and hopefully, it’ll offer increased rear suspension travel beyond the Super Meteor’s 101 MM. Under the hood, the Shotgun will share the same 648cc parallel twin engine as the Super Meteor which continues to produce 46 BHP and 52.3 NM of torque paired with the 6 Speed Gearbox.
Royal Enfield’s next launch in India is the new-gen Himalayan 450 and its expected to launch as early as November 2023. The Shotgun 650 is expected to launch soon after the Himalayan 650, and then after that it’ll be the launch of Scrambler 650 which will also sport the same 648cc engine and same power output.