At last, the day scores of Royal Enfield fans were waiting for is here! Royal Enfield has finally launched the Continental GT café racer in India. The bike will be priced at Rs 2.05 lakhs (on-road, Delhi).
Minimalism is the mantra that the Continental GT swears by. This is clearly evident in its design, which harks back to Royal Enfield’s 250cc café racer of the same name, launched in the 60’s. The air-cooled 535cc engine that powers the bike is a bored-out version of the Classic 500’s engine, fitted with a lighter crankshaft to help it rev faster. As a result, the fuel-injected single cylinder unit produces 29.1 bhp @ 5100 rpm, making it the most powerful production Royal Enfield. With 44Nm of torque coming in at a low 4000 rpm, the Continental GT will be able to cruise and overtake effortlessly.
Although the Continental GT is pegged as a retro bike, the chassis incorporates modern components. It features a new frame designed in the UK, front and rear Brembo disc brakes, Paioli gas-charged rear shock absorbers, aluminium spoke wheels, and Pirelli Sport Demon tires.
Royal Enfield also revealed at the launch that the Continental GT will be available in two shades, red and yellow. Expect the bike to arrive at a Royal Enfield showroom near you soon!