The Royal Enfield SG650 first made an appearance at this year’s EICMA show as a concept. And usually concepts are just that, a concept. Some may talk about it, and others disregard it as something that may or may not make it to production.
Rarely is a concept shown as a production model so soon after its first appearance, but that is exactly what transpired with the Royal Enfield SG650 – now known as the Shotgun 650, its production name.
The full production model was shown at the annual Royal Enfield Motoverse event that took place recently in Goa, India.
The Shotgun 650 is based on the Super Meteor 650 and takes on a Bobber’s design.
However, like a true modern Bobber, it can also easily transform for two-up riding or even to carry luggage for touring.
Described by the Managing Director of Royal Enfield as a mutant, the colours you see here are an exclusive design and will be limited to just 25 units, reserved exclusively for fans who attended the Royal Enfield Motoverse 2023.
There are no details as yet on specifications, but because it is based on the Super Meteor 650, you can expect the underpinnings to be the same.
That will include the same 648cc engine with air and oil-cooling and a six-speed transmission. The Supermeteor makes 47PS and 52.3Nm of torque, and we don’t expect that to change too much.
The Shotgun may be slightly lighter than the Supermeteor’s 241kg weight since it is a single-seater Bobber (depending on whether the pillion seat is in place or not) but that will depend on the available accessories for the Malaysian market.
Suspension duties may be the same as well and may consists of a 43mm upside-down fork up front with 120mm of travel, with the rear getting twin shock absorbers with preload adjustment providing 101mm of travel.
The Supermeteor 650 runs on 19-inch wheels up front and 17-inch wheels at the back, but this may change for a more Bobber like appearance.
Stopping duties though may be shared by both bikes – a single hydraulic disc up front with a 320mm disc and two piston callipers while the rear gets a 300mm disc with a twin-piston calliper.
The equipment list for the Supermeteor 650 includes twin-channels ABS brakes, a 15.7-litre fuel tank, LED lighting, and a part digital and part analogue display. This may just be the same for the Shotgun 650 as well.
As for pricing, we don’t expect a lot of difference between the Supermeteor and the Shotgun. The former starts from RM38,300 and goes up to RM39,300. So expect the Bobber to be around that region as well.