Royal Enfield has finally launched their most anticipated product of the year, the Continental GT a.k.a Cafe Racer in United Kingdom. The retro looking motorcycle was launched at the famous Ace Cafe and has been priced at GBP 5200 (Rs 5.23 lakh).
The Cafe Racer is powered by a 535cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that churns out 29.1bhp at 5100 rpm and maximum torque of 44Nm at 4000 rpm. This engine is actually a bored out version of the 500cc mill that powers the Classic 500. It has been mated to a five-speed gearbox and retains the Keihin fuel injection.
The company says this motorcycle has been inspired from the Cafe Racer style of design that was highly popular in the early 1960’s. Styling elements unique to this motorcycle include a low profile fuel tank with knee recesses. The clip-on handle bars are placed low and sports optional rear view mirrors placed at the bar end. It gets Brembo disc brake units at both front and rear and features Pirelli Sport Demons tyres. The Cafe Racer gets telescopic suspension in the front and Paioli twin gas charged absorbers at the rear. It has a kerb weight of 184 kgs with 90 per cent fuel and oil and has a fuel tank capacity of 13.5 litres.
The Continental GT will be launched in India next month during the festival season. We expect that this retro motorcycle to be priced between Rs 2.25 lakh and Rs 2.75 lakh. Want to see how this motorcycle looks on the road? Check the video below.