Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Twin

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The new Continental GT 650 Twin is an evolution of the Continental GT 535, which in turn, was an evolution of the Continental GT 250 – the original Royal Enfield British café racer. Powered by the all-new 650 Twin, it looks every bit like its predecessor and performs even better.

 

The Story

England, 1960s.  Young men and women flock around cafes on their stripped-down motorcycles, creating a culture high on style.  The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Twin is a note to that time.  The machine with a story that takes one back to the time when motorcycling was all about making a statement.  Watch the film to relive the cultural phenomenon that refuses to fade away.

Welcome back, Rock ’n Roll

The new Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Twin is an evolution of the Continental GT 535, which in turn, was an evolution of the Continental GT 250 – the original Royal Enfield British café racer. Powered by the all-new 650 Twin, it looks every bit like its predecessor and performs even better.

A Blast From The Past

It takes more than good looks to carve through a corner.  The design and development team applied its many years of accumulated know-how while setting key parameters like steering rake, ground clearance, and lean angle, to create the perfect rider for this sports-inspired cafe racer,  The Continental GT is a motorcycle that delights in the way it handles on the road, responding to the rider’s desires by feeling focused and integral while offering light and agile handling, allowing anyone to enjoy it.

 

Royal Enfield Continential GT 650cc Black Gold Lifestyle

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650cc Black Magic (International model is shown)

The Twin is in

The 650 Twin is the rebirth of Royal Enfield’s legendary parallel twin-cylinder engine. And it’s driving two Royal Enfield classic motorcycles – the Interceptor and the Continental GT. While classically styled and visually beautiful, the new engine is Royal Enfield’s most forward-looking yet, with a cleaner, elegant look, fewer components, less weight, and easier maintenance.

The Parallel with no parallel

Of course, the 650 Twin is notable not only for its character but also for its sound. Developing the right tone and burble from its twin silencers was an important goal during the engine’s creation. Whether at idle or at full chat, during over-run or while winding on the power, the exhaust note just oozes individuality.

Engineered Fun

Beauty is often overlooked in chassis design. But this new frame blends the authentic form of period classics with the superb handling and ride of modern engineering. The result is a chassis that’s nimble and precise, making for a pure and enjoyable ride. Whether on the Interceptor, or the Continental GT.

A Ton Of Fun

Retaining the classic horizontal split running right through, the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Twin’s engine is elegantly cut off from the new bodywork with a dual cradle frame.  The distinctive sculpted tank, clip-on handlebars, and classic-styled instruments give the motorcycle’s cockpit an authentic cafe racer vibe.  Rear-set footrests and upswept exhausts allow for better lean angles – a cafe racer requisite for pulling off ton-ups.  Just like in ’60s London.

 

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650cc Ice Queen

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650cc Ice Queen (International model shown)

Colors*

Choose between 5 color options in 3 styles:

Classic – Venture Blue, Black Magic

Custom – Ice Queen, Dr. Mayhem

Chrome – Mr. Clean

 

New Royal Enfield motorcycles over to 535cc come with a 36-month unlimited customer warranty and include 36-month roadside assistance.

DIMENSIONS

Rake 24 degrees
Ground clearance 174 mm
Length 2122 mm
Width 744 mm
Seat height 793 mm
Height 1024 mm
Kerb weight 198 kgs
Fuel capacity 12.5 lts

ENGINE

Type 4 Stroke, single overhead cam, air-cooled, parallel-twin
Displacement 648cc
Maximum Power 47 bhp @ 7100 rpm
Maximum Torque 52 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Bore x Stroke 78 mm x 67.8 mm
Ignition Digital electronic ignition
Clutch Wet, Multi-plate
Gearbox 6 Speed Constant Mesh
Fuel supply EFI
Engine start Electric

CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION

Type Steel tubular, double-cradle frame
Front suspension 41 mm front fork, 110 mm travel
Rear suspension Twin coil-over shocks, 88 mm travel

BRAKES AND TYRES

Front tyre 100/90-18?
Rear tyre 130/70-18?
Front brakes 320 mm disc, ABS
Rear brakes 240 mm disc, ABS

 

*Note:  There may be changes in Australian model Technical Specifications and Colour Availability