Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 Modified: Here’s A Closer Look At The Bike Used In ‘The Kitchen’

  • May 30, 2024
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The dystopian cyberpunk styling makes it stand out

Modified Shotgun 650

Royal Enfield had created a custom version of its 650cc bobber, the Royal Enfield Shotgun 650, for the Netflix movie ‘The Kitchen’. The custom bike was designed by Royal Enfield’s in-house custom team working alongside Gaika Tavares, an artist and musician. The bike features many design and styling elements that have transformed it into a completely new motorcycle with a distinct dystopian/cyberpunk styling. Here’s a closer look at the bike.

The first thing that stands out is the new round LED headlight flanked on both sides by fork covers that hide the stock suspension quite well. The front, especially the area around the fork covers, bears a slight resemblance to the Ultraviolette F77 Mach 2, but without the front fender.

Royal Enfield Shotgun 650 The Kitchen

Coming to the structural changes, the manufacturer had designed an all-new subframe for the bike. The new subframe has made it easier to mount the monocoque body that covers the stock fuel tank, and extends all the way to the tail section. 

The new body has raised the rider and pillion seat, giving the bike a completely different profile when compared to the stock bike. The tank is now a lot sleeker and gets tank extensions, which covers most of the stock bike quite well.

Shotgun 650 Cyberpunk style

The rider’s seat on this bike is more of a foam block grid than a regular seat and the manufacturer has also added in a removable pillion seat cover at the rear. 

In terms of styling, the tank features ‘RE_1901’ written in white, likely a reference to the year Royal Enfield produced its first bike. The tank extensions and side panels feature a yellow finish with stickering in dark blue. Lastly, the engine gets a rugged looking metal crank case cover, which adds a bit of that dystopian flair.

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Additionally, there have also been some lovely design elements added to make the bike look more futuristic such as the faux air intakes and wiring placed near the side panels. The swingarm has also been altered and now features a cover that makes it look bigger and also hides the stock one.

In terms of underpinnings, the bike hadn’t seen too many changes. Aside from the new subframe, which we talked about earlier, the bike now comes with enclosed rear shock absorbers. Other than this, the only change has been the addition of wheel covers.

The bike’s performance hasn’t been changed and it is still powered by the same 648cc air-/oil-cooled parallel-twin engine that produces 47PS and 52.3Nm. Overall, this custom Shotgun 650 looks quite stunning and something that we can expect to encounter in such sci-fi films. The designers definitely got the art cyberpunk styling right on this one.

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