Royal Enfield Shotgun alloy wheels get a dual-tone black and white finish, they sport a overlapping flower-like pattern
A test mule of the upcoming Royal Enfield Shotgun has been spotted with a new set of alloy wheels. They get a dual-tone finish and sport an overlapping flower petals-like design. The cruiser is expected to be launched soon as testing has intensified of late.
Royal Enfield is currently developing 3 new cruisers on the platform and powertrain of the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650. They include the Super Meteor, Thunderbird X 650, and the now-spied Shotgun.
While all the 3 are cruisers, they get different design for differentiation. The Shotgun’s design has been inspired from the SG650 concept showcased at the EICMA show last year. It features a Scram 411-like front headlight visor along with USD forks up front.
The driver and pillion seat are separate and are pinned directly on to the chassis.
The bike features conventional mudguards and doesn’t have too many body panels. There are bar-end mirrors while the twin-pod instrument console has been borrowed from the Meteor 350.
The front rake angle seems to be too much and this won’t be an easily flickable bike in the city traffic. The tear-drop shaped tank looks big though. The test mule features a crash guard and auxiliary lamps.
The 650 cc oil-cooled parallel-twin short stroke engine exerts 47 HP and 52 Nm and comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
This aside, Royal Enfield is also gearing up to launch the much-awaited Hunter 350 coming 4th August.
Reports say Hunter will become the cheapest bike in Royal Enfield’s portfolio commanding an ex-showroom price somewhere between Rs. 1.3 to 1.4 lakhs, that’s lower than the price of the current cheapest Royal Enfield Bullet series by around Rs. 10,000/-.