Spy images of the 2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT published by MCN suggests an updated Continental GT which provides insights into the company's future plans.
The 2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT was spied testing in Spain revealing the addition of ABS rings on the brake discs. The testing of the Continental GT with ABS confirms that the company is working on upgrading its bikes to the Euro4 emission norms.
With the obvious update of the ABS, there will be changes to the powertrain and the fueling to make sure the Continental GT complies with the Euro4 pollution limits.
Current-Generation Continental GT
The spy images do not reveal more than the ABS rings seen coupled with the existing model's discs and callipers. This suggests that there will be no change in the bike's overall braking feature.
The Euro4 emission norms will also see the Continental GT feature daytime running lights, even though the images do not reveal much of it. Also, expected is the increase in the use of catalysing precious metal in the system to lower the pollution levels.
The current Royal Enfield Continental GT is powered by a 535cc single cylinder engine which produces 29.1bhp and 44Nm of torque. The Continental GT is designed to bring back the cafe racer retro image to its fleet of motorcycles.
The disc brake at the front is of Brembo make, which is now expected to house the ABS rings, rear is the gas charged shock absorbers from Paoli and tyres are from Pirelli. The ECU has been remapped to provide enhanced performance and responsive than before.
Earlier, spy images of the Continental GT with a 750cc parallel twin was reported giving rise to the speculation that Royal Enfield will add a bigger capacity engine to its range of motorcycles. CEO of Royal Enfield Siddhartha Lal confirmed a new powerful motorcycle to be launched early 2017.