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RE ShotGun 650 Update Dated 10/10/2023

RE ShotGun 650 Update

RE ShotGun 650 Update: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given the green light to Royal Enfield's Shotgun 650 model for 2024, signalling that the much-anticipated bobber will soon hit American roads. This is a significant milestone for the brand, which first showcased the SG650 Twin concept at the EICMA 2021 event.

A Journey from Concept to Reality

The SG650 concept was a head-turner from the get-go, blending retro aesthetics with a futuristic silver and blue colour scheme. It was built on the same platform as the Continental GT and Interceptor 650, two models that have already made a mark in the motorcycle world. Following the concept's debut, Royal Enfield rolled out the Super Meteor 650, a model that leaned more towards classic styling but shared the SG650's chassis. The brand has been diligently working on refining the bobber version, culminating in the Shotgun 650.

The Specs Speak for Themselves

The latest EPA data not only recertifies the Continental GT and Interceptor for the 2024 model year but also adds the Super Meteor and Shotgun 650 to the list. This confirms that all these models will be powered by the same 648cc Parallel-Twin engine, boasting a peak power output of 46.8 hp at 7,250 rpm.

What to Expect in the Production Model

The SG650 concept was unique in its design, featuring a single seat, mid-footpeg placement, and handlebars that were positioned lower and further forward compared to the Super Meteor 650. These design elements are expected to be retained in the production model. Additionally, the concept had a headlight cowl that elegantly housed Royal Enfield's signature round instrument cluster and smaller Tripper navigation display.

Final Thoughts

The EPA certification is a significant step forward for Royal Enfield and motorcycle enthusiasts alike. With the Shotgun 650, the brand is set to offer a unique blend of retro charm and modern performance, further solidifying its position in the American market.

So, gear up, motorcycle aficionados! The Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 is revving its way to the U.S., and it promises to be a ride to remember. 🏍️💨

Previously Said

As of my knowledge cut-off date of September 2023, there was no official announcement from Royal Enfield regarding the launch date of the SG 650 motorcycle. However, there were rumours that Royal Enfield could launch a 650cc cruiser motorcycle based on the KX Concept showcased at EICMA 2022. It is possible that the SG 650 could be based on this concept.

It's important to note that motorcycle manufacturers often do not announce launch dates until closer to the actual launch, and plans can change due to various reasons such as supply chain issues, production delays, or market conditions. Therefore, it's best to keep an eye on Royal Enfield's official website and social media channels for any updates regarding the launch of SG 650.

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