Royal Enfield officially launches its Cafe Racer model the Continental GT in India..
Today Royal Enfield officially launches the Continental GT in India. Priced at Rs. 2.05 Lakhs On Road Delhi, the pricing has hit the sweet spot.
The Continental GT would definitely get you more stares than a full faired bike..
Reason enough to buy?
I have not seen the C-GT in flesh till now. But a few of my friends who have seen it have been impressed. They were impressed by the quality of parts, the glossy paint quality and attention to details. This is one model which Royal Enfield seems to have paid a lot of attention.
Auto journalists who have ridden it say that this is the best handling Royal Enfield till date. Performance is decent till around 120 Kmph and post that vibrations start appearing. According to them the bike seems to max out at around a speedo indicated 140 kmph. The riding position is quite sporty.
The Royal Enfield C-GT looks like an authentic Cafe Racer and not a modified Royal Enfield. In fact according to me, it is the best looking model in India and on the street this model would definitely get you more stares than a full faired bike. And that itself makes the bike worth it's 2 lakh price tag.
Royal Enfield Continental GT: Specifications
Type: Single cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled, 535cc
Bore/stroke: 87mm x 90mm
Max Power: 29.1bhp at 5100rpm
Max Torque: 4.48kgm at 4000rpm
Fuel system: Electronic Fuel Injection
Width: 760mm (without mirrors)
Height: 1070mm (without mirrors)
Wheel base: 1360mm
CHASSIS & BODY
Kerb Weight: 184kg (90 percent fuel+oil)
Frame: Twin downtube, Double Cradle Steel Frame
Tyres: 100/90 R 18 56 H Pirelli Sport Demon (front); 130/70 R 18 63 H Pirelli Sport Demon (rear)
Front: Telescopic, 41mm forks, 110mm travel
Rear: Paioli, twin gas-charged shock absorbers with adjustable preload, 80mm travel
BrakeS Front: Brembo 300mm floating disc, 2-piston floating caliper
Brakes Rear: 240mm disc, single piston floating caliper
Tank size: 13.5 litres
- What is a Café Racer Motorcycle? [Jan 2011]
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