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Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup is India’s 1st retro racing format

Written by Nayak

Royal Enfield enters track racing with the introduction of the first edition of The Continental GT Cup. This is a unique retro track racing initiative that will further nurture the niche riding culture of Royal Enfield. The company mentioned that they would also introduce track schools in India. This will enable the interested riders easy and professional training access and help them improve their overall riding skills. The Royal Enfield Continental Cup, represented by JK Tyre Motorsports and organized under the aegis of the Federation of Motorsport Club of India, will make its debut at the JK National Racing Championship. A total of four rounds will happen, starting from October 2021 and running till January 2022.

Registration Process And More Details

Royal Enfield has opened the registration for the Continental GT Cup from today at 1100 hrs and will go on till 30 September 2021, till 1700 hrs. Further, only 100 eligible riders from all the registered participants will make it to the Rider Selection Programme at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore. This selection process will happen from 18 October to 19 2021. Out of 100, only 18 will be shortlisted for the primary race. As mentioned, the Continental GT Cup will consist of a total of 4 rounds. The first three rounds will occur in October, November and December at the Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore. The final round will take place in January 2022 at the Buddh International Circuit, Noida. Riders can visit Royal Enfield’s official website for registration and more information.

Track Ready GT-R650 Gets Performance Modification

Royal Enfield’s Continental GT 650 has already proved itself in various racing competitions. And thus, this motorcycle is a complete package, thus compelling Royal Enfield to begin this same-make race series. The track-specific Continental GT-R650 gets some minor performance updates. This includes stiffer race-tuned suspension, both at front and rear, improving the handling significantly. This trim is also lighter by 24 kgs by keeping only the race essential parts.

A new bespoke exhaust system replaces the stock one, adding 12 per cent more power. The motorcycle also gets lowered race clip-on handlebars along with rear-set footpegs. Thus enhancing the rider aerodynamics by enabling higher lean angles. The changes in the exterior profile include a specially designed fairing and belly pan that improves the aerodynamics. This also gives the motorcycle its quintessential retro racer look. To ensure proper grip and adequate braking, the bike will get soft compound tyres from JK Tyres.

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