The much awaited Royal Enfield Continental GT cafe racer was launched in a grand event held in Goa. Termed as the lightest and the fastest Royal Enfield till date the cafe racer is priced at an extremely competitive INR 2.05 lakhs in Delhi and INR 2.14 lakhs in Mumbai. Both are on-road prices.
Revealed for the first time at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi, the Continental GT is the first Cafe Racer from Royal Enfield in 60 years. The bike was developed to revive the spirit of cafe racing, a culture that existed in the U.K in the 1960s.
Following are the images from the media event, along with detailed technical specifications, features and other details.
There's a modern digital fuel injection from Keihin and 5 speed constant mesh gearbox turning the rear wheels. We'll post the fuel economy figure in our test ride review.
Royal Enfield roped in U.K's Harris Engineering to develop the Continental GT's twin down tube cradle frame. The specially designed frame has clearly paid off as it offers supreme balance, making the GT a sweet handling motorcycle.
The front forks measure 41mm, with 110mm travel. The rear twin gas charged shocks come from Italian manufacturer Paioli and offers preload adjustment, with 80mm travel.
Tyres are Pirelli Sport Demon and measure 100/90 x 18 in the front and 130/70 x 18 at the rear.
Stopping power comes from Brembo braking system. The front is fitted with a 300mm disc and 2 piston caliper, while a 240mm disc and single piston caliper does duty at the rear.
Royal Enfield Continental GT dimensions:
Ground clearance: 140mm
Seat height: 800mm
The Continental GT is the lightest 500cc segment Royal Enfield, tipping the scales at 184 kgs (with 90 percent fuel and oil). Fuel capacity: 13.5 liters