A Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 With More Power Than A Ninja 650? Nope, We Ain’t Kidding
Built by Baak Motorcycles, this is one of the finest custom Royal Enfield Continental GT 650s you’ll ever come acrossby Punya Sharma, on
When looking for a value-for-money multi-cylinder bike, it doesn’t really get any better than the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650. Hailing from India, the bike offers a fantastic blend of classic styling and a thumping engine.
The only gripe with it though can be its power output, which is closer to 400cc bikes rather than its 650cc rivals.
The Continental GT 650 by Baak Motorcycles (or the Baak GT Racer) looks nothing like the stock motorcycle and the only real giveaway here is the chrome engine casing which reads ‘Royal Enfield’.
Barring the fuel tank, everything – the chassis, handlebar, headlight, indicators – is either tweaked, aftermarket, or built in-house by Baak Motorcycles, resulting in an eye-candy of a motorcycle.
One of my favorite aspects here is the subtle dual-tone paint scheme on the fuel tank, which adds a 3D effect and adds a little bit of contrast to the overall sinister package.
For the final touches, the GT Racer gets unique switches, aftermarket levers, a premium leather seat, and bar-end mirrors.
Aesthetics aside, the key highlight of this build has to be the mechanicals.
Remember the claim I made about the bike’s performance? Well, it was achieved by using a big bore kit, camshaft, and clutch by S&S, which essentially makes this an 865cc motorcycle. Moreover, the bikemaker also replaced the hefty stock cans with bobber-like twin straight pipes, shedding a few kilos.
Oh, and before you point out the empty space under the seat, that’s courtesy of an airbox deletion kit.
Baak has topped all this off with a Power Commander V, mainly to keep fueling crisp and keep the scope of a custom fuel map in the future. Thanks to all this, the Baak GT Racer is expected to put out upwards of 70 horsepower.
For reference, the stock Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 puts out 48 horsepower from its 648cc, parallel-twin motor.
To help you put all this power to good use, Baak has thrown in 17-inch spoke wheels wrapped in sticky Dunlop SportSmart tires, along with more premium Ohlins forks at the front and Ohlins shock absorbers at the rear.
Can You Buy One?
Hell yeah and that too in the USA! You see, Baak Motorcycles has a shop in the USA and you can order this motorcycle from there. According to the company, this custom build takes around two months to complete and each bike is numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
In case you want a few of these parts, Baak also sells most of the parts separately and I urge you to take a look at the company’s catalog for the same.