2024 Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Certified for US

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Production version of SG650 Concept gets EPA approval

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified a new Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 model for 2024, confirming the production version of the SG650 bobber concept is coming to America.

Royal Enfield presented the SG650 Twin concept at EICMA back in 2021. Based on the platform that brought us the Continental GT and Interceptor 650, the concept combined retro styling with a future-forward silver and blue livery. Since the concept’s debut, Royal Enfield introduced the more classically-styled Super Meteor 650 using a similar chassis. Meanwhile, development on the bobber version continued, leading to the new Shotgun 650.

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The latest data from the EPA adds the Super Meteor and Shotgun 650 to the 2024 model year recertification for the Continental GT and Interceptor. This confirms the models share the same 648cc Parallel-Twin engine, certified with a peak power output of 46.8 hp at 7,250 rpm.

The SG650 concept employed a single seat, mid footpeg placement, and handlebars positioned lower and further forward compared to the Super Meteor. We expect those features will remain on the production model. The concept also featured a headlight cowl that incorporates Royal Enfield’s familiar combination of a round instrument cluster and smaller Tripper navigation display.

Of course, not all of the elements of the concept are likely to make it to the production model. Manufacturers love putting underslung bar-end mirrors on concepts, but they’re often replaced by more practical mirrors. The disc wheels are another showy design element that rarely makes it to production.

The futuristic color scheme is also unlikely to remain, though Royal Enfield has shown a penchant for playful graphics on models like the Scram 411 and Hunter 350.

We expect Royal Enfield will officially debut the Shotgun 650 at EICMA, where it first showed off the SG650 concept.

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Eric Eric on Sep 02, 2023

    Excited to see the final version of this bike, as I really liked the concept. Seems like a great idea to introduce this. I would love to get one, and attach a sidecar. Seems like the perfect runabout for errands and my dog!

  • Rudi Rudi on Sep 02, 2023

    Not for me, but I'm sure it'll find plenty of enthusiastic buyers if RE follows it's game plan of decent bikes for decent prices.

    • David K David K on Sep 02, 2023

      Motorcycles are so overpriced as it is. It is good that this comes in less than similar models. On another note if you live in the snow belt new snowmobiles require a mortgage. It is utterly ridiculous.