Royal Enfield Continental GT, the current big bike from the cult bike-maker is all set to take a giant leap ahead with the Continental GT 750. Spotted testing recently, the GT 750 is likely to be launched by towards the end of 2017 or early 2018. The company statement reveals that the performance motorcycle will be more highway-worthy.
Along with a new 750cc parallel twin engine with electronic fuel injection, the Continental GT 750 will get a redesigned twin cradle chassis to handle more power and offer improved riding dynamics. As seen in images, the rear shocks have been moved to the top unlike the one seen in the regular GT. The chain and the sprocket have been moved to the other side and it also gets a new grab rail. Moreover, the bike also gets non-café racer angles for levers and the indicators have been positioned in-line with the tail lamp. The images further go on reveal that the upcoming bike will get twin exhausts, twin-pod analogue instrument cluster and disc brake on the front as well as rear wheel. Reports suggest that the bike will get ABS as an optional too.
In terms of sales, the 350cc engine option in Royal Enfield bikes have been a major contributor to the company’s overall sales in the country, while the sales for the 500cc has not been too impressive. One of the possible reason for the drop in prices can be attributed to the fact that a majority of buyers do not find major difference in power output figures between the two.
The bigger engine will help the brand mark a strong presence in the adventure motorcycle category in the international markets. However, going by sales numbers in recent times in India, Royal Enfield bikes 350cc have not been considerable contributor to the company’s overall sales in the country, therefore the upcoming 750cc bike might also find few takers. India being a price sensitive market, the big bike is expected to be competitively priced at around ₹ 3.5 lakh.