Royal Enfield unveils Shotgun 650, a powerhouse, now available in India
The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 is not just a bike; it's a symphony of power, style, and technology.
Royal Enfield enthusiasts, gear up for an exhilarating ride as the iconic brand introduces its latest marvel, the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650. With a captivating blend of power, style, and advanced features, the Shotgun 650 is set to redefine the biking experience. In this comprehensive review, we delve into the specifications, design elements, and unique features that make the Shotgun 650 stand out in the crowd.
The Variants: A Perfect Fit for Every Rider
Diving straight into the heart of the matter, the Shotgun 650 is available in three distinct variants - Custom Shed, Custom Pro, and Custom Special. Each variant is meticulously crafted to cater to the diverse preferences of riders, ensuring there's a perfect fit for every biking aficionado.
1. Custom Shed: Sheetmetal Grey Elegance
Starting at an attractive price of Rs. 3.59 lakh (ex-showroom), the base-spec Custom Shed trim boasts a sleek Sheetmetal Grey paint scheme, exuding understated elegance. It's not just a bike; it's a statement.
2. Custom Pro: Green Drill and Plasma Blue Sophistication
For those seeking a bit more flair, the mid-spec Custom Pro variant is available in vibrant Green Drill and Plasma Blue shades. Priced at Rs. 3.70 lakh (ex-showroom), this variant combines sophistication with a touch of rebellion.
3. Custom Special: Stencil White Excellence
At the zenith of the lineup is the Custom Special iteration, showcasing excellence in design with the flagship Stencil White colour scheme. Priced at Rs. 3.73 lakh (ex-showroom), it's the epitome of style and performance.
Positioning and Styling: Between Power and Grace
The Shotgun 650 finds its place between the Super Meteor 650 and the Continental GT 650 in Royal Enfield's illustrious lineup. While sharing the same chassis as the SM650, the Shotgun features distinct bodywork, embracing a bobber-like styling that commands attention on the road.
The design nuances include a flatter handlebar and centre-set footpegs, ensuring a commanding riding position for the rider. The meticulously chosen four colour options - Stencil White, Plasma Blue, Green Drill, and Sheetmetal Grey - allow riders to express their individuality.
Power Unleashed: The Heart of the Shotgun 650
Powering the Shotgun 650 is the formidable 648cc, parallel-twin, oil-cooled motor inherited from the Super Meteor 650. This powerhouse delivers a commanding 46.4bhp at 7,250rpm and a torque of 52.3Nm at 5,650rpm. Mated to a precise six-speed gearbox, the Shotgun promises a thrilling ride with every twist of the throttle.
Riding Dynamics: Precision and Control
The Shotgun 650 doesn't just promise power; it ensures a smooth and controlled ride. With Showa upside-down forks up front and twin springs at the back, this bike strikes the perfect balance between precision and comfort. The 18/17-inch alloy wheel combination provides stability and agility, making it a dream to navigate through city streets or open highways.
Braking tasks are handled with finesse, thanks to a 320mm disc at the front and a 300mm rotor at the rear. Whether cruising or decelerating, the Shotgun 650 offers unparalleled control and safety.
Features Galore: A Technological Marvel
Beyond its raw power and striking design, the Shotgun 650 comes equipped with cutting-edge features that elevate the riding experience to new heights.
1. Full-LED Lighting System
Illuminate the road ahead with the full-LED lighting system, ensuring visibility and safety even in the darkest corners.
2. Tripper Navigation
Never lose your way with the Tripper navigation system, keeping you on the right path with precision and accuracy.
3. USB Charging Port
Stay connected on the go with the convenience of a USB charging port, ensuring your devices are always powered up.
4. Wingman App: Your Virtual Riding Companion
The Shotgun 650 introduces the Wingman app, a virtual companion providing real-time information such as live location, service reminders, fuel levels, engine oil status, and more. Stay informed and in control, no matter where the road takes you.