Royal Enfield Continental GT 750cc twin-cylinder to launch in March 2017

Posted on: Oct 31, 2016 - 11:23am IST

To rival the Harley Davidson Street 750.

Rushlane reports that the Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 cc variant will launch in March 2017, which is stated to be confirmed by Royal Enfield itself. It will rival the Harley Davidson Street 750 when it goes on sale next year.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 side spied
The motor is an all new two-cylinder unit that displaces 750 cc, and is expected to produce around 45-50 bhp.

The Continental GT 750 cc (name unconfirmed) was spotted testing in the UK last July, which looks largely similar to the Continental GT currently sold. It is likely to retain its telescopic front suspension, Paioli gas charged dampers for the rear, dual-caliper front and single-caliper disc brakes.

What is noticeably different is the bigger motor with dual exhaust pipes. It’s an all new two-cylinder unit that displaces 750 cc, and is expected to produce around 45-50 bhp. The Continental GT currently on sale packs a 535 cc engine that makes 29 hp. Its closest rival – the Harley Davidson Street 750 – produces 47 bhp from its twin-cylinder power unit.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 twin exhaust spied
The Continental GT 750 is likely to retain the telescopic front suspension, Paioli gas charged dampers, etc, from the current Continental GT.

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In Q2 2017, Royal Enfield will commence the first phase of production at its new facility in Vallam Vadagal, around seven kilometers from the company’s Oragadam facility, near Chennai. The Continental GT 750 could start rolling out from this facility next year.

2015 Royal Enfield Continental GT – Image Gallery

[Source: Rushlane]

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