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The Royal Enfield Continental GT was the first café racer to be officially built in India and it is among the most beautiful motorcycles on sale in India. Buy it only if you like to ride around city or for short breakfast rides as the aggressive riding posture limits its touring capability.
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Here is what our experts feel about Continental GT
Royal Enfield, the iconic two wheeler manufacturer, has been manufacturing some of the powerful and classic bikes in India from the year 1955. With their latest offering the Continental GT, the manufacturer has put in a lot of efforts to build this red cherry. The bike is the first all-new design in 50 years from the Chennai based manufacturer. One glance at the bike and you will get affixed to the beauty of the bike. The bike clearly stands out in terms of looks and colour from the other typical Royal Enfield’s. The bike comes in two colours- Red and Yellow, and you have to give credit to the manufacturer for the paint job as it is a delight to watch the GT and adding more to its appeal is chrome work done. Both the colours are indeed very attractive colours given to the GT ( Yes, Yellow colour also looks stunning when you see the bike live). And where ever you go you will see people showing thumbs up, waving, cheering and turning their heads to get a better look of the bike, that’s the appeal that you get for free when you ride this motorcycle.
Talking about the design of the bike, the company sure has gone to its roots as the bike resembles to their own 1965 Continental GT, which was a 250cc bike. To make the bike, Royal Enfield teamed up with Mark Wells from Xynophya Motorcycle Design- a very well known UK based motorcycle design house. The bike is surely work of art and has a simple design that is sporty yet remains clean. The bike is worthy to be called a modern classic. Looking closely the bike is a visual treat, with round chromed headlamp, a nice comfortable seat, small bar-end anti glare mirrors (available as optional equipment) which though small provides a decent rear visibility, upswept exhaust that adds to its sportiness. Switch the ignition on and the instrument panel comes alive and greets you with the needle swinging. The instrument panel is fully functional with digital fuel indicator, odometer and trip meter and an analogue speedometer all neatly placed in round chromed housing.
Coming to the rear, tail light with slim trafficators looks nice. The bike has nicely trimmed mudguard at the rear and chromed mudguard at the front. The fuel tank is elongated with a chromed Monza style fuel cap. The wheels are made up of wire-spoke aluminium alloy and adds more oomph to the bike. The single seat comes standard (pillion seat comes as an optional) and the height is set at 800mm. Overall the fit and finish is good although on downside, there is no heat shield and that may get your riding pants if one is not careful enough. Talking about the engine, it has received minor updates and that results in increasing 2 Bhp more than its 500 cc siblings. Now the bike is powered by 535 cc, single cylinder,air cooled engine that churns out 29.1 bhp at 5,100 rpm and 44 Nm of twisting force at 4,000 rpm. The bike weighs in at 184 kgs which give a total power to weight ratio per ton of 158. This has been achieved by increasing the bore size from 84mm to a larger 87 mm while maintaining the stroke length at 90mm. For increasing durability the firm has strengthened the internals such as connecting rod and crankshaft. The engine comes alive by electric start and for emergencies provision of Kick-start is also given. Electronic Fuel Injector are from Keihin and new ECU mapping provides the smoother throttle response. Manufacturer claims a 35 per cent reduction in inertia which allows it rev quicker improving acceleration in all powerband. The gearbox follows the same pattern of 1-down and 4 up pattern and is very much upgraded, feels smooth, and that you will know instantly if you have ridden other Royal Enfield bikes. GT easily manages to hit the rev-limiter in first 4 gears and hit the speed of 135 kph on the speedo. Throttle the bike and it effortlessly cruises around 80-110 kmph mark but going at higher than that the bike starts struggling and becomes a little lethargic.
On ride and handling part none of the RE bikes scores much points but the GT changes things together with Harris performance- established by Steve Harris and Lestor Harris more than 30 years ago. The GT handles quite sharply on the twist and turns. The bikes sports a 41mm dia conventional telescopic forks by Gabriel that provides 110mm of travel up front giving the cafe racer its straight-line stability. The bike do changes its direction very fast but you can feel the its weight. Ride quality is further enhanced by twin Paioli gas charged shock absorbers that are adjustable for pre-load. Swing-arm is rigid and helps in overall handling of the bike. On bumpy terrain the suspension do come into play and offers a good comfort but on higher speeds the ride can get a little uncomfortable. On smoother tarmac GT is a pleasure to ride. The ergonomics of the bike do their part well and provide you comfort but that will take time to get used to. On the downside the turning radius of the bike is 2.8m only and the bike becomes a little hard to handle in the traffic and while taking turn. And at lower speed turning, the bike weight restricts you to take a quick turn. GT uses Pirelli Sport Demon tyres of 110/90-18 53H up front and at rear are equipped with 130/70-18 63H. Being Pirelli , the tires surely offers a good grip on the roads and enhances the ride quality allowing one to explore the limits of the motorcycle. Front disc brake is a floating type 300mm Brembo and at the rear is a 240 mm dia floating disc brake with a single piston caliper. The brakes of the GT are far more impressive than any other Enfield and provides you the confidence that your bike will came to halt in emergencies. However, ABS in future is more than welcome.
Royal Enfield Continental GT has an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of around 41.9 kmpl. However you can expect a mileage of 26-30 kmpl in normal city riding and on the highways the mileage will rise a little more. The Royal Enfield Continental GT is by far the absolute best Royal Enfield that you can buy at an on road price of â‚¹2.14 lakh (adds another 8,350 for the accessories). The bike is priced well given the bike runs on superb Pirelli tires, Paioli rear shocks, aluminium rims. The bike even with all of its quirks, is a fun motorcycle. The bike is a pure joy to ride and does give that premium bike feel. By this bike the manufacturer have shown that they are now out of the box and in future we can hope to see some more interesting bikes from their stable.
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