Royal Enfield has decided to bring a change in Indian bike market, back to that old period where the cafe racers are popular, Continental GT. It has been launched at a launch event in Goa with a price tag of INR 2.05 lakhs (on-road Delhi).
Design and Style
Royal Enfield has tried its level best to make it look as classy and vintage as possible. They have taken care of every small bit and that’s probably the reason why it truly looks like a cafe racer. It has a compact design featuring low positioned headlight and handle bar. The round shaped chrome finished headlight of Continental GT is accompanied by two retro styled, orange colored side indicators. The bike lacks any type of visor and cowl and looks extremely aggressive when seen from the front. It has an extremely short front fender finished with non-glossy silver color which gels well with its telescopic front forks and disc plate. Chrome finished multi spoke rims are fitted in this bike which suits the color scheme on this bike.
For the first time a RE bike gets clips on handle bar which makes it look sporty. The long fuel tank of Continental GT looks explicit with premium paint finish. The dual tone finishing on its engine differentiates it from its siblings. The long seat of this bike nicely merges into its sporty rear cowl which adds a fresh appeal to this bike. The fatty chrome finished silencer is also a welcome feature in this bike which looks stunning with its yellow colored rear shock absorbers. The retro styling also continues at the back as the rear fender of the bike starts just below its seat and carries the number plate and tail light of this bike. The wide rear tyre also catches your attentions instantly.
Fuel Injected 535cc unit Construction Engine, 29.1 bhp power, 44Nm torque, lighter flywheel along-with improved power-to-weight ratio gives the Continental GT that extra responsiveness, punch and agility
Tweaked Exhaust for superior performance and the signature engine roar.
The chiseled fuel tank is recessed to tuck in the knees and get the sporty ergonomic riding stance. New age technology and traditional Royal Enfield heritage has been mated seamlessly thus making the Continental GT looks fantastic while riding or parked; and it’s bound to put a smile on your face anytime you lay eyes on it.
The 100/90 x 18 inch Pirelli sport demon tyre used on the front is completely new mounted on a lightweight but strong hub. This allows the riders to confidently ride on the road and the track, whatever the choice.
The ECU has been re-mapped for enhanced performance and is more responsive than before.
Nimble, flex-free double cradle frame for superior rigidity and razor-sharp handling that makes the Continental GT respond naturally and instantaneously to the body. An expert or beginner can have a lot of fun whether on a race track or on their favorite set of ‘twisties’. This all new frame has been designed in consultation with Harris performance providing…
This drastically different seat and adjustable clip on handlebars are intended to allow the rider to spread himself across the tank, really becoming one with the ride.
The 130/70 x 18 inch Pirelli sport demon tyre doing duty at the back is completely new with lightweight and strong hub and wider rim. This allows the riders to confidently ride on the road and the track, whatever the choice.
The front gets revised shock absorbers with new internals, and features a traditional fork brace. On the rear exists matched gas charged shock absorbers from Paioli.