Royal Enfield has quietly slipped in a new dark green colored Continental GT for the 2016 model year. While doing so, the company has discontinued the old yellow color. The flagship Royal Enfield cafe racer was introduced in red and yellow color options and the palette was augmented with black last year.
Called the GT Green, the new color certainly adds to the cafe racer’s unique appeal. To complement to the new paint job, the bike adopts a tanned leather saddle. The golden finished rear shock absorbers and extensive chrome treatment have been retained.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT is not as brisk selling as rest of its stable mates but the motorcycle has carved its own niche in the medium displacement segment. With a flat clip-on handlebar, a lender fuel tank, and a beautifully crafted tailpiece with stopper, the Continental GT is an authentic old school cafe racer.
The motorcycle is propelled by a 535 cc air-cooled single-cylinder fuel-injected engine which dishes out 29.1 bhp and an impressive torque of 44 Nm. Gearbox is a 5-speed unit.
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Underpinned by a twin downtube cradle frame, the Royal Enfield Continental GT employs 41 mm telescopic front fork and gas charged Poioli twin rear shock absorbers with adjustable preload. Front and rear disc brakes and upmarket Pirelli Sport Demon tyres are the other mechanical highlights.