Royal Enfield The Royal Enfield Continental GT

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REVIEW

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The new Continental GT 650 Twin is an evolution of the Continental GT 535, which in turn, was an evolution of the Continental GT 250 – the original Royal Enfield British café racer. Powered by the all-new 650 Twin, it looks every bit like its predecessor and performs even better.

Tech spec first

Suspension Frame:Steel tubular, double cradle frame
Front Suspension:41 mm front fork, 110 mm travel
Rear Suspension:Twin coil-over shocks, 88 mm travel
Tyres Front110/90-16
Rear140/90-15
Brakes Front Tyre:100/90-18
Rear Tyre:130/70-18
Front Brake:320 mm disc, ABS
Rear Brake:240 mm disc, ABS
Dimensions Rake:24 degrees
Front Wheel:2.50x18”
Rear Wheel:3.50x18”
Total Length:2122 mm
Total Height:1024 mm
Total Width:744 mm
Ground Clearance:174 mm
Seat Height:790 mm (single seat) | 793 mm (dual seat)
Tank Capacity:12.5 Litres
Kerb Weight (no fuel):198 kg
Payload:200 kg
Fuel Tank Fuel Tank Capacity18 Litres

The engine

This engine has been developed as a new powerhouse for Royal Enfield, and boy does it deliver!

The Continental GT 650 Twin uses the same 648 cc parallel-twin motor as the RE Interceptor. The engine delivers 47 bhp at 7,100 rpm and 52 Nm at 4,000 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-assisted clutch. The engine gets a 270-degree firing order, which the company found to have the smoothest setup and feel. The engine is of course air-cooled!

Type: 4 stroke, single overhead cam, air-oil cooled, 648 cc parallel twin
Displacement: 648 cc
Bore & Stroke: 78 mm x 67.8 mm
Maximum Power (PS/RPM): 47 bhp @ 7100 rpm
Maximum Torque (NM/RPM): 52 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Gearbox: 6 speeds
Final Drive: 520 O-Ring Chain

The features (the little extras)!

FEATURES AND EQUIPMENT

FEATURES AND EQUIPMENT

  • ABS as standard

  • The dual-cradle, tubular steel frame was developed by Harris Performance

  • Front end has 41mm telescopic suspension

  • Read suspension is covered by a twin coil-over shock absorbers with 88mm of travel

  • Retro twin-pod instrumentation with analogue meters (for speed and RPM)

ACCESSORIES

  • Lower clip-on handlebars

  • Twin-seat configuration

  • Fly-screen