Royal Enfield registered the name “Shotgun” in India for one of its upcoming two-wheelers. It was last year that Eicher Motors CEO Vinod Dasari said Royal Enfield would release a motorcycle every quarter, including updated models.
We suspect Royal Enfield will likely use ‘Shotgun’ as the name for their new 650cc motorcycle.
Last week, Royal Enfield applied to register the name “Shotgun” in India. Over the past year or so, Royal Enfield has secured several brand names such as Hunter, Sherpa, Flying Flea and Roadster. The company will launch a new motorcycle every quarter, which began with the launch of the Meteor 350 in November of last year. With many launches lined up, it is difficult to determine the exact model for which the “Shotgun” will be used. It is likely to be used for an upcoming 650cc motorcycle with a twin-cylinder engine in parallel, a motorcycle that receives a dual exhaust. Of course, we are the ones making an educated guess.
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There are at least two new motorcycles in development, which are based on the 650cc platform that also underpins the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. The next two 650cc motorcycles have been spotted several times. times when testing. We expect Royal Enfield will launch at least one of the two models in India by the end of 2021 or early 2022. One of the new 650 cruisers borrows design elements from RE’s latest launch – the Meteor 350 , especially the tail section, but the new bike looks more muscular. That said, there is a noticeable difference in the riding position and it also feels longer than the Meteor. Now the bike was spotted earlier as well and in the last video it shows that the riding position will be feet forward, with typical cruiser ergonomics.
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RE is also preparing to launch its next 350cc motorcycle, based on the same platform as the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. In fact, the Royal Enfield Hunter 350, as the new motorcycle is said to be called, will only be one of the models based on the all new J-Platform of the Meteor 350. There are more models in the pipeline, based on the J platform. Once launched, the Hunter will face off against the Honda CB350RS, which is based on the Honda H’Ness CB350.
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