One of the bigger names we’ve been looking forward to has just had a recent global debut at Royal Enfield’s “Motoverse” event; according to Dan Sutherland at MCN, the brand’s incubating Shotgun 650 was only shown to Motoverse visitors, further piquing anticipation prior to the thing’s 2024 debut.
By the way, RE’s Shotgun 650 is extremely similar to the iconic SG650 Concept premiered at EICMA 2021, though the two bikes are not identical, as Chief Designer Mark Wells outlines in his statement below:
“The Shotgun 650 Motoverse Edition is built by the same team that designed the Concept and is therefore remarkably close… After we had shown the SG650 Concept at Eicma in 2021, it gathered huge interest from international custom builders and got heads turning, so much so that we decided to build it as a production motorcycle.”
– Mark Wells, Chief of Design, Royal Enfield (MCN)
Thanks to filings found by Dennis Chung at Motorcycle.com, we now know that the Shotgun 650 is being primed for America’s markets. Expect Royal Enfield’s 648cc twin-cylinder platform to be fully represented with 47 ponies of punt and 38.3lb-ft of torque.