The Revelation at Motoverse 2023
In a stunning reveal, Royal Enfield introduced the Shotgun 650 at Motoverse 2023 in Vagator, Goa. This event, synonymous with Rider Mania, became the stage for showcasing one of Royal Enfield's most anticipated motorcycles.
The Exclusivity of the Motoverse Edition
Marking a new pinnacle in Royal Enfield's design journey, the Shotgun 650 Motoverse Edition emerges as a bespoke model. With only 25 units in its initial release, this bike turns heads with its hand-painted bodywork, showcasing a vibrant mix of gradient and neon colors. This artistry is specific to the Motoverse Edition, setting it apart from the standard variants.
Pricing and Booking
Priced at Rs. 4.25 lakh, this limited-edition bike is offered exclusively to Motoverse event attendees. The catch: only 25 lucky winners, selected through a draw, will have the chance to own this marvel. Booking opportunities were open until November 25, 2023, with delivery promises by January 2024.
A Nod to Classic Style
Though limited, Royal Enfield plans to introduce the production version of the Shotgun 650 in 2024. This bike takes its cues from the SG650 concept, sporting a bobber aesthetic that blends retro charm with modern sensibilities. The production model will feature a striking blue and black paint scheme, adorned with contemporary graphics.
Key features include a round headlamp, an offset console, and bar-end mirrors. The bike's solo seat is crafted from black leather, and its rear fender exhibits a bold, chopped design. Functionality is enhanced with full-LED lighting and a semi-digital console that includes a Tripper navigation module.
The Shotgun 650's hardware includes ten-spoke rims with ABS and a front suspension featuring upside-down forks. Its rear sports twin shocks, complementing the bike's distinct design. The custom twin peashooter exhausts and all-black hardware add to its allure, capped by a glossy black engine cover.
Engine and Performance
Under the hood, the Shotgun 650 shares many components with the Super Meteor 650, including the frame and suspension. Its heart, a 649cc air/oil-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder engine, is expected to deliver 47BHP and 52Nm of torque via a 6-speed gearbox. Royal Enfield may have fine-tuned the engine for the Shotgun, although details remain under wraps.
This unique creation by Royal Enfield not only enriches its portfolio but also sets a new benchmark in the world of custom motorbikes. With its blend of classic design and modern technology, the Shotgun 650 is poised to be a game-changer in the Indian motorcycle scene.