Royal Enfield continues road testing the upcoming Shotgun 650 on Indian roads. We now have new spy shots of the latest 650cc model, this time with accessories. Like all Royal Enfields, we knew that the Shotgun would also get a host of accessories to choose from. But, it was very early to say what all would be on offer. Luckily, the new spy shots of the Shotgun 650 show us some of the accessories Royal Enfield will offer for the Shotgun 650.
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Spotted With Accessories – What Do We See?
Firstly, we get to see a pair of new striking dual-tone alloy wheels. These are different from any of the options available on current Royal Enfields. We also get to see a blacked-out flyscreen and LED turn signal indicators. The Shotgun 650 test mule also sports a large crash guard that wraps around the upper half of the engine.
There were two test mules of the Shotgun 650. On the other test mule, we can see circular bar-end mirrors. Additionally, we also see auxiliary lights fitted onto the crash guard. This test mule also seems to have a different seat, which is much flatter than the other test mule.
We can also see the instrument cluster on this test mule because of the lack of flyscreen. It is a single-pod unit, but we also see another small pod next to it. Since Royal Enfield was testing out accessories on these test mules, it is likely the Tripper Navigation system.
Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 – What Do We Know?
As the name suggests, the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 will use the same engine as the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. Thus, it will use a 648cc parallel-twin engine with 47 BHP of peak power and 52 Nm of peak torque, matched to a 6-speed gearbox.
However, unlike the current Royal Enfield 650 twins, the Shotgun 650 will get upside-down forks a the front. At the rear, the Shotgun 650 will continue to use a twin-shock setup. However, the rear suspension could have less travel than the Interceptor and Continental GT.
There’s no word on pricing or official technical specifications. Sources suggest Royal Enfield could launch the Shotgun 650 in India next year. Expect to see more spy shots and leaks as the launch nears.