2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT

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Royal Enfield has fully revealed its newest creation – the Continental GT. The new motorcycle keeps all the traits that are common for the Royal Enfield family and it is pretty safe to say that at the moment, is the best motorcycle designed the company.

The new Royal Enfield Continental GT features an old school style that draws inspiration from the classic bikes of the ‘60s. We especially like the sculpted shape of the fuel tank, the retro tail and the 18 inch spoked wheels that are wrapped in Pirelli Sport Demon tyres.

Despite its classic appearance, the Continental GT is packed with contemporary technologies. Therefore, you get Keihin EFI, electric starting, digital electronic ignition, Brembo brakes and dual Paioli gas-charged piggyback rear shocks.

At the heart of the 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT sits a single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled engine with a displacement of 535 cc. It is mated on a five speed constant mesh transmission with wet, multiplate clutch. The engine delivers a maximum power of 29.1 bhp (21.4 kW) at 5100 rpm with 44 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm which makes the Continental GT the strongest model in Royal Enfield’s lineup.

Moreover, the new Continental GT is not only the strongest Royal Enfield motorcycle, but is also the lightest as it weighs only 184 Kgs.

The new 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT will be available on the UK market from October with a base price of 5,200 pounds.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT.

Press release

In a post-performance era where consumers are increasingly looking for authentic, evocative and uncomplicated motorcycles, Royal Enfield introduces the Continental GT – a motorcycle that perfects the essential elements of the most influential idea in motorcycling history – café racing. The Continental GT brings the core idea of the rocker sub-culture from the 1960s roaring into the 21st century with a motorcycle that is nimble with a lot of useable power and torque – one that is outstanding fun to ride at regular road going speeds...

At the heart of the Continental GT is the tried-and-tested single-cylinder air-cooled Unit Construction Engine (UCE) which has been upgraded to 535cc with a re-mapped ECU and lower inertia to deliver that extra punch and responsiveness that is so essential to the café racer character.

The rest of the motorcycle has been designed from the ground-up. Years of development went into creating the razor sharp handling and superior rigidity on the new Continental GT; also the ride is super smooth across most road conditions and the motorcycle responds naturally and instantaneously to the rider’s body. Royal Enfield worked closely with Harris Performance to create the new chassis which delivers this authentic café racer ride and handling via a nimble double cradle frame as well as new 41mm front forks and twin gas-charged Paioli rear shockers. The Pirelli Sport Demon tyres provide excellent grip, and the Brembo brakes give outstanding response and stopping distance to this meticulously designed motorcycle.

Specifications

Royal Enfield Continental GT
TypeSingle Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled
Displacement535 cc
Bore x stroke87mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio8.5:1
Maximum Power29.1 bhp (21.4 kW) @ 5100 rpm
Maximum Torque44 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition SystemDigital Electronic Ignition
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5 Speed Constant Mesh
LubricationWet sump
Engine Oil15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel SupplyKeihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air CleanerPaper Element
Engine StartElectric & Kick
Frame TypeTwin downtube cradle frame
Front suspensionTelescopic, 41mm forks, 110mm travel
Rear suspensionPaioli,Twin gas charged shock absorbers with adjustable preload, 80mm travel
Wheelbase1360 mm
Ground Clearance140 mm
Length2060 mm
Width760mm ( Without Mirrors)
Height1070mm ( Without Mirrors)
Seat Height800 mm
Kerb Weight-(90% Fuel+Oil)184 Kgs
Fuel Tank Capacity13.5 Ltrs
Front Tyre100/90-18, 56 H Pirelli Sport Demon
Rear Tyre130/70-18, 63 H Pirelli Sport Demon
Front BrakeBrembo 300mm Floating disc, 2-Piston floating caliper
Rear Brake240mm Disc, Single piston floating caliper
Electrical System12 volt – DC
Battery12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp12V H4 60 / 55 W
Tail Lamp12V 21W/5W
Turn Signal Lamp12V 10 W (4 Nos.)

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