After months of wait, the new Royal Enfield Continental GT650 has finally made its global debut at the 2017 EICMA Show today. Along with the Conti GT650, they also unveiled the all new Interceptor 650, together, RE is calling them the TWINS. Two new motorcycles, both powered by their all-new twin cylinder 650 cc air cooled engine.
Speaking about the new Contin GT 650, RE says – The new Continental GT 650 Twin is an evolution of the Continental GT 535, which in turn, was an evolution of the Continental GT 250 – the original Royal Enfield British café racer. Powered by the all-new 650 Twin, it looks every bit like its predecessor and performs even better.
Talking about its design, RE says – Retaining the classic horizontal split running right through, the motorcycle’s engine is elegantly cut off from the new bodywork with a dual cradle frame. The distinctive sculpted tank, clip-on handlebars and classic-styled instruments give the motorcycle’s cockpit an authentic café racer vibe. Rear-set footrests and upswept exhausts allow for better lean angles – a café racer requisite for pulling off ton-ups. Just like in ’60s London.
And finally, about the driving characteristic, RE says that – It takes more than good looks to carve through a corner. The design and development team applied its many years of accumulated know-how while setting key parameters like steering rake, ground clearance, and lean angle, to create the perfect ride for this sports inspired café-racer.
The Continental GT is a motorcycle that delights in the way it handles on the road, responding to the rider’s desires by feeling focused and integral while offering light and agile handling, allowing anyone to enjoy it. Colour options on offer are Ice Queen, Sea Nymph and Black Magic.