Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Revealed – 2017 EICMA

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The much-awaited motorcycle of this year, to all RE lovers and auto enthusiasts like me too, has finally broke the covers! The 2018 Royal Enfield Continental GT has received global premiere at the 2017 EICMA Milan motorcycle show that has just opened for the media. The bike has been unveiled alongside its “birth twin” RE Intercepter 650 – again a modern classic from RE. The year 2018 is going to be redefining for the legendary motorcycle brand, I realise!

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The design of the new bikes does all the talking perhaps! The Continental GT 650, although appears a lot like its sibling Continental GT 535, boasts a new bodywork with a double cradle frame. The classic styling from the original British Enfield era is accentuated by neatly crafted fuel tank and upward pointing exhaust, along with the twin-dial instrumentation and handlebar. RE says that the design and R&D team has pooled all its experiences and resources while working on the bike´s key traits, like the steering rake degree, lean angle, seat height (790 mm)and ride height (174 mm). Both single seat and dual seat variants are available.

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2018 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 has received world premiere with its “twin” RE Interceptor 650 at the 2017 Milan motorcycle show.

But the ultimate highlight of the new RE is its all-new 650 cc, 4-stroke, SOHC parallel-twin engine, which is also shared with its twin, the Intercepter 650. The fuel-injected engine generates a maximum power output of 47 bhp at 7,100 rpm and peak torque of 52 Nm is observed at 4,000 rpm. It is paired to a 6-speed transmission, also features Digital Spark Ignition – TCI technology.

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The Continental GT 650 weighs 198 kgs, while the fuel tank capacity is at 12.5 litres. Front forks and twin-coil shock absorbers take care of the bike´s suspension, while the disc brakes on both the wheels are assisted by ABS technology. Thus, the light weighting and better handling dynamics of the bike is an assured guarantee. Three paint schemes are on the list too, including the Black Magic, Ice Queen, and Sea Nymph. Once launched in India, RE new motorcycle is likely to be priced around INR 3 Lakhs.

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Dhiyanesh Ravichandran

Dhiyanesh is equally crazy about driving cars and writing about them. This guy loves everything with a steering wheel, so, at someday if self-driving cars take up all driving, he is sure to go nuts! He likes sedans of 90s era, esp W140 S-Class and R34 Skyline GT. Apart from usual motoring stuffs, he maintains a strong appetite for sociological perspectives on cars, their historical and cultural footprints. He owns a 1999 Fiat Siena passionately, and drives a Ford Fiesta.