March 1, 2016: Royal Enfield has launched a new colour - Squadron Blue - for its Classic 500 range of bikes. The new colour variant is motivated by the Indian Air Force and is a recognition of its long-standing history with the soldiers of the sky. Also, the company opens its first exclusive dealership in Bangkok, Thailand.
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|Royal Enfield Continental Gt 535||25 Kmpl||142 Kmph||Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, Air Cooled||29.1 bhp @ 5100 rpm|
The pros: Cafe racer styling, excellent ergonomics, powerful engine. Bike rides on Pirelli Sport Demon tyres and braking is done Brembo brakes. The cons: It vibrates badly at high speed, rear brake sometime locks suddenly The crux: Continental GT is meant for those people who love cruising and would settle for a leisure ride rather than it expecting it to be a performer.RatingThe apt phrase ‘Old is Gold’ stands true in many cases, but Royal Enfield should adopt this phrase as their tag line as their bikes always have that classic panache associated with them. The phrase... [ Read More ]
Royal Enfield is famous for its high-class and good looking motorcycles. The company has launched its much-appreciated cafe racer bike named as Royal Enfield Continental GT to cater the Indian population. This bike gives the feel of 50’s.
The bike is powered by a 535cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled engine that comes mated to 5-speed constant mesh gearbox and use wet, multiplate clutch to transmits the power to the rear wheels. The motor is tuned to develop a maximum power of 29.1 bhp at 5100 rpm along with a peak torque of 44 Nm at 4000 rpm. It uses Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection system for fuel supply and Paper Element for an air cleaner. It comes with both Electric and a kick start.
The motorcycle is designed on cafe racer theme. It is bolted on Twin Downtube Cradle Frame. The front profile of the bike features a compact design featuring low positioned headlight and handlebar. It also sports a round shaped chrome finished headlight along with two retro-styled, orange colored side blinkers. Furthermore, it has a beautifully crafted fuel tank of 13.5 liters capacity. The instrument console of the bike is equipped with two naked circular dials with chrome surroundings. The left dial sports its analogue speedometer and odometer while the analogue tachometer is placed on the right side. The bike also comes with a blue back-lit LCD display that display the odometer and fuel gauge.
It has come with overall body dimension of 2060 mm in length, 760 mm in width, 1070 mm in height along with 1360 mm of wheelbase. It has a minimum ground clearance of 140 mm that ensures agile handling while cornering. Furthermore, it is fitted with 300mm Floating Brembo disc, 2-Piston floating caliper brake at the front and 240mm Disc, Single piston floating caliper at the rear that offers sound stopping power. It provides a stress-free and comfortable ride as it comes with a suspension system that includes 41mm Telescopic forks, 110mm travel up front and Paioli,Twin gas charged shock absorbers with adjustable preload, 80mm travel at the rear end.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT comes with a low-positioned headlamp and clip-on handlebars, coupled with an extra-long fuel tank that offers an unconventional but sporty seating position. It is bolted on a Twin Downtube Cradle Frame and wrapped in cafe racer theme. The manufacturer offers it in three colors, i.e., GT Black, GT Yellow & GT Red. Talking about the rear, it is nicely designed with a sporty cowl furnished on top of the rear fender that is available only on single-seat models and can be replaced with a rear-seat for pillion riders, which is available as an optional feature. It has high-raised and fat chrome-fed silencer that looks elegant. The tail lamp is also fitted at the rear fender along with the number plate.
The body dimensions of the bike are 2060 mm in length, 760 mm in width, 1070 mm in height. It has a minimum ground clearance of 140mm and 1360 mm of wheelbase that offer agile and sharp riding experience. Furthermore, it is fitted with neatly crafted fuel tank that can store 13.5 liter which is good enough for long distance journey. Its total kerb weight is 184 kg that makes it a bit heavy. With this setup, the bike can achieve a top speed of 145 kmph. The instrument panel of the bike is consists of an analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, digital trip meter and digital fuel gauge.
Royal Enfield Continental GT gets its power from 535cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled engine that comes linked to a five-speed constant mesh gearbox. The mill churns out 29.1 bhp of power at 5100 rpm along with 44 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. Further, it uses wet, multiplate clutch assembly to transmits the power to the rear wheel and offer uninterrupted power delivery. The bike is configured with Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection system for fuel supply and Paper Element for air cleaning. It has a compression ratio of 8.5:1 and power oriented bore x stroke ratio of 87mm x 90mm. Apart from this, it features both Electric and a kick start option.
Royal Enfield Continental GT rides on 100/90-18, 56 H Pirelli Sport Demon at the front and 130/70-18, 63 H Pirelli Sport Demon at the rear wide tubeless tyres that offer good grip on the road. Braking system comes to action with the help of 300mm Floating Brembo disc, 2-Piston floating caliper at the front and 240mm Disc, Single piston floating caliper at the rear that provide enough stopping power. The suspension system of the bike is comprises of 41mm Telescopic forks, 110mm travel up front and Paioli,Twin gas charged shock absorbers with adjustable preload, 80mm travel at the rear end that offers comfortable and hassle free ride.
Royal Enfield Continental GT comes with a 12V H4 60 / 55 W headlamp that illuminate the road pretty well in the nights and even in low light conditions. It is fitted with wide tubeless tyres the prevents from the sudden downshifts in the case of a puncture. Furthermore, it is equipped with an additional side bag that can accommodate the goodies while on the go.
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The Royal Enfield Continental GT cost me around Rs. 2.05 lakhs with a huge amount of delay due to its high demand .This bike looks takes you back 1960- 1970s but it does also as modern technology.ling is completely retro with swept back fuel tank, long seat.The mudguard is finished with metal though plastic in some areas thus make it look like both modern and classic.This bike can easily hit 100kmph with o...
Recently, I visited a Royal Enfield showroom with my Cousin to test ride Classic 500 and Continental GT. He rode Classic and I was on GT, the feeling of the incredible GT was something out of the world. I have never felt so comfortable and charged while riding a motorcycle. The machine was truly robust and thrilling, with a slight pull of the throttle it picked up so fast. I touched 90kmph in mere seconds a...
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Great Bike with Great looks and power.Always looking for Powerful bike like at an affordable price.Luckily I found it and I'm loving it very much.I was looking for a bike which meets my need.I love long drive.and always want to go for a long tour by my bike....
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Royal Enfield organised a 200km ride in Jaipur on the occasion of Republic day. The morning ride kick started from their Brand Store at Ajmer Road and the riders headed to Abhaneri, which is located 95km from the Pink City. The village of Abhaneri is situated in Dausa district of...
After making all onlookers green with envy, Royal Enfield has updated its flagship cafe racer model - Continental GT - with a new Green colour option. The new paint scheme harkens back to the legendary British Racing Green colour, and it comes matched to a Tan-coloured seat cover...
Royal Enfield - the two wheeler subsidiary of Eicher motors today announced their loss statistics which they had to face during heavy rains in Chennai. The company’s two plants in Thiruvottiyur and Oragadam were down since December 1 and resumed their operations on 7th Dece...