The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is the racier version of the Interceptor 650. Featuring lowered clip-on handlebars, elongated fuel tank, single seat with cowl and rear-set footpegs, it follows a classic café racer design language. And since café racers are basically lightweight and powerful motorcycles designed for speed and handling, they can be referred to as street bikes of that era.
That being said, the Continental GT 650 is an old-school street bike present in the modern age and thus qualifies with this year’s track day theme of street bikes. But don’t let that old-school tag mislead you into thinking that the GT 650 is a slouch. It packs an all-new 648cc parallel-twin motor that rides on a wide wave of torque and it has the ergonomics that are just perfect for the track making it a formidable contender.