New Shotgun 650 cruiser announced by Royal Enfield

It’s already been 5 years since Royal Enfield debuted its 650cc platform with the Interceptor and Continental GT 650. Then in 2022, the company expanded the lineup with the Super Meteor 650.

For 2024, Royal Enfield will be expanding its 650cc platform and is set to introduce what it calls the “neo-dystopian” cruiser: the Shotgun 650 Custom.

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Like any cruiser motorcycle, the upcoming Shotgun 650 is designed to be fully customized by its owner. Additionally, Royal Enfield engineers designed it to be a practical bike, which, according to them, is “capable of transforming from a classic single-seater to a dual-seater to a weekend tourer in minutes.”

It is powered by the same 648cc parallel-twin air and oil-cooled engine that powers the Interceptor and Continental GT, mated to a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch.

This powerplant churns out about 48 Ps of power at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 5,250 rpm, 80% of which is delivered as early as 2,500 rpm.

According to Royal Enfield, much of the chassis used for the upcoming Shotgun 650 utilizes aluminum alloys, including its top yoke. Other features include inverted forks, adjustable twin rear shock absorbers, sporty exhaust, ‘blacked’ engine finish, bar end side mirrors and LED signal lights.

A Motoverse edition of the upcoming Shotgun 650 has also been announced, which will be limited to only 25 units. This Motoverse edition will be reserved exclusively for the attendees of the Motoverse Show 2023 in Goa, India.

Philippine pricing and arrival are yet to be announced by Bikerbox, Inc. – the new distributor of Royal Enfield Motorcycles in the Philippines.