Spied - Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer spotted again
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The soon to launch Royal Enfield Continental GT is a completely different animal compared to rest of the thumpers in the product portfolio. Here are some spyshots which are courtesy of Motoroids.com.
The Continental GT is a cafe racer style bike and its purpose is not to offer a classic relaxed cruising experience that RE riders are accustomed to. As you can see from the spy pictures, the bike is all about sporty riding posture and outright acceleration.
From previous spyshots we could safely assume that the motorcycle will be available in both single and double seater variants. The single seater version is easily our pick for its purposeful stance.
The Continental GT is powered by a 535cc single cylinder UCE fuel injected engine. Performance figures would be strong enough to hurtle the cafe racer to a top speed of around 150kph. The motorcycle is said to be the fastest and the lightest product in the company's current lineup.
With a long and slender tank, low set adjustable handle bars, the Continental GT is every bit of a cafe racer in its own right. The performance motorcycle doesn't have an equivalent competitor in India but in terms of price, the positioning will be in the vicinity of Rs. 2 lakhs, a segment which is burgeoning.
We could expect it to launch sometime later this year. The bike will be built at RE's newly opened Oragadam plant.