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.
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.
|Type||Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled|
|Bore x stroke||87mm x 90mm|
|Maximum Power||29.1 bhp (21.4 kW) @ 5100 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||44 Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Ignition System||Digital Electronic Ignition|
|Gearbox||5 Speed Constant Mesh|
|Engine Oil||15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA|
|Fuel Supply||Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Air Cleaner||Paper Element|
|Engine Start||Electric & Kick|
|Frame Type||Twin downtube cradle frame|
|Front suspension||Telescopic, 41mm forks, 110mm travel|
|Rear suspension||Paioli,Twin gas charged shock absorbers with adjustable preload, 80mm travel|
|Ground Clearance||140 mm|
|Width||760mm ( Without Mirrors)|
|Height||1070mm ( Without Mirrors)|
|Seat Height||800 mm|
|Kerb Weight||-(90% Fuel+Oil)184 Kgs|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13.5 Ltrs|
|Front Tyre||100/90-18, 56 H Pirelli Sport Demon|
|Rear Tyre||130/70-18, 63 H Pirelli Sport Demon|
|Front Brake||Brembo 300mm Floating disc, 2-Piston floating caliper|
|Rear Brake||240mm Disc, Single piston floating caliper|
|Electrical System||12 volt – DC|
|Battery||12 volt, 14 Ah|
|Head Lamp||12V H4 60 / 55 W|
|Tail Lamp||12V 21W/5W|
|Turn Signal Lamp||12V 10 W (4 Nos.)|