Royal Enfield Continental GT breaks record
Wowswer! South Australian motorcycle dealership Motorcycle Revolution and Prancing Pony Brewery have just returned from the ‘Dry Lake Racers Australia Speed Week‘ at Lake Gairdner in the north-west of South Australia, and they are super pleased to announce that a Royal Enfield Continental GT’ now holds the Australian Land Speed Record in the class ‘650 MPS-PG (up to 650cc pushrod engines using pump fuel).
“The bike had some mild internal modifications such as cams, pushrods, valves and valve springs. A Dynojet Power Commander V was also fitted and then it was dyno tuned, which netted around 40% more power than stock and a slightly higher rev’ ceiling. The fastest speed achieved by the Continental GT was 103.341 mph (166.311 kmh). The bike performed faultlessly, even in 40+ degree heat, bouncing off the rev limiter in every gear run after run after run, a testament to the engineering that goes into these bikes from the factory” stated Motorcycle Revolution’s Jon Guidera.
The bike’s owner, Frank Samson (head brewer, Prancing Pony Brewery), rode the bike in the record breaking runs.
The pairing of ‘Prancing Pony Brewery’ and Motorcycle Revolution was assisted by:
Team boss Corinna and support crew Shane and Craig
Bongo Racing Team
Royal Enfield Australia and New Zealand
Moto National Accessories
Dry Lake Racers Australia