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Royal Enfield is gearing up for the launch of the Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 in the Indian market. We had previously reported about the discontinuation of the Continental GT in the country.
Now, DriveMag reports that the Royal Enfield Continental GT will also be discontinued in the global markets.
The Continental GT was the first cafe racer from the stable of the Chennai-based manufacturer and it featured a completely new design as opposed to the classic Royal Enfield bikes. The Continental GT was discontinued in the Indian market earlier this year in January. Now, the motorcycle will be axed from the global markets as well.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT was powered by a 535cc fuel injected, single-cylinder engine producing 29bhp and 44Nm of torque. The motorcycle was also equipped with premium cycle parts such as Paioli suspension and Bybre disc brake at the front.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT was discontinued in the Indian market due to poor demand. Even though Continental GT was a good package, it could not find takers in the country. Similarly, Royal Enfield is now planning to discontinue the cafe racer in the global markets. But it will be replaced by the more powerful Continental GT 650.
Royal Enfield revealed the Interceptor 650 and the Continental 650 at the 2017 EICMA motorcycle show in Italy. Both the motorcycles will be launched in the Indian market in the coming months. The Continental GT 650 will be more powerful and gets additional features.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 draws power from an all-new 648cc parallel-twin engine churning out 47bhp and 52Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox assisted by a slipper clutch. Dual-channel ABS will be offered as standard. The Continental GT 650 will be quicker than the Continental GT.
Thoughts On The Discontinuation Of Royal Enfield Continental GT
The Royal Enfield Continental GT was a cafe racer, and it failed to click in the Indian market. Now, with the launch of the new 650 twins, the company is planning to discontinue the Continental GT in the global markets as well. It is a good move by Royal Enfield as it is gearing up for the launch of the RE 650 twins.