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Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 launched at INR 2.49 lakh

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

The Royal Enfield Continental GT is back, and this time, it has a twin-cylinder motor. Replacing the Continental GT 535, the new Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 has been priced at INR 2.49 lakh. The chrome variant of the motorcycle has been priced at INR 2.69 lakh, asking for INR 20,000 premium. On road pricing of the new 2018 Continental GT 650 ranges between INR 3.18 – 3.42 lakh. For this price, a twin-cylinder Cafe Racer motorcycle sounds like a steal. And there is no competition at all.

The Continental GT 650 can be bought in Black Magic, Ventura Blue, Mister Clean, Dr. Mayhem and Ice Queen paint schemes.

Unlike the Interceptor 650, the Continental GT is a cafe racer model as we know it. It sports different rear view mirrors, solo seat, clip-on handlebars, rear set footpegs, forward biased stance and a sculpted tank.

The bike rides on a twin-cradle tubular chassis which has been tuned by Harris Performance and the bike weighs 198 kg without fuel. Ground clearance is rated at 174mm, fuel tank capacity of 12.5L, 41mm telescopic front fork, 88mm dual rear shock absorbers, front & rear ByBre brakes with dual-channel Bosch ABS and steel braided brake lines.

Powering the Continental GT 650 is a 4-stroke, 648cc, air-oil cooled, single OHC, parallel-twin motor producing 47 BHP of power and 52 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper assist clutch.