Meet Dunaali - A Carbon Fiber-laden Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Made For The Drag Strip

Designed for speed, the bike weighs a lot less than the stock bike and makes 50% more power too!

In a sea of custom Royal Enfields, we rarely come across some truly exceptional projects. This, however, is exactly that.

Dubbed ‘Dunaali’ (meaning a double-barrel shotgun), this custom Continental GT 650 has been created by India-based Greasehouse Customs who wanted to build something that looks fast and goes even faster.

Custom Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 By Greasehouse Customs

Meet Dunaali - A Carbon Fiber-laden Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Made For The Drag Strip
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Check out this rad custom Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 by India-based Greasehouse Customs

For such an extensive build, the first step is usually stripping everything off and that’s exactly what happened here, too.

Greasehouse took no time to tear the Continental GT down to its screws, weighing each part to make a note of where they could shave off a few more grams by using lighter parts. With the sketches and planning in place, it was time to get the hands dirty.

Meet Dunaali - A Carbon Fiber-laden Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Made For The Drag Strip
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Since this was aimed to be a ‘fast’ drag racer, the Continental GT’s 648cc, the parallel-twin engine was the first to receive the upgrades. Greasehouse equipped the stock engine with high compression pistons from S&S Cycle, bigger injectors, and an aftermarket ECU, bumping the power to a commendable 62 horsepower at the rear wheel. For reference, the stock engine makes 47 horsepower at the crank.

In addition to this, the engine has been tuned to make more power lowdown and coupled with a Rekluse clutch and a quick-shifter - two crucial components for a drag racer.

Meet Dunaali - A Carbon Fiber-laden Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Made For The Drag Strip
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Thanks to a long list of engine upgrades, this Conti 650 produces 62hp at the rear wheel compared to the 47hp output of the stock bike

With the engine sorted, next was the chassis. Though the company kept the suspension mods to a minimum, the Dunaali still packs a lighter subframe, shortened front forks, a custom swingarm, and preload-adjustable YSS rear shocks. Oh, and the bike now rolls on custom 17-inch spoke wheels wrapped with Michelin slicks for utmost grip and sharp riding dynamics.

Meet Dunaali - A Carbon Fiber-laden Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Made For The Drag Strip
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For the final touches, the bike has a custom handlebar, rear sets, slick tires, and YSS rear suspension to eke out all available performance

Now, time for the carbon fiber bits. Weight plays a crucial role in drag racing and the stock Continental GT isn’t exactly light. So all the necessary bodywork - fuel tank cover, side panels, and tail cover - has received the full carbon fiber treatment to lighten the package. Besides this, the bike also gets a massive carbon fiber fairing up front and a custom aluminum fuel tank, for aerodynamic prowess and shaving off an extra few pounds, respectively.

Thanks to all this weight-saving, the Dunaali weighs just 375 pounds!

For the final touches, Greasehouse also threw in CNC-machined clip-ons, new grips, a UMA Racing quick-throttle, custom rear sets, and an aftermarket master cylinder.

Can You Buy It?

Meet Dunaali - A Carbon Fiber-laden Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Made For The Drag Strip
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Dubbed ‘Dunaali’ (meaning a double-barrel shotgun) the aim for this build was a fast motorcycle that didn’t just look fast, but was actually capable of some serious speeds

Sadly, no. The makers of the bike are currently busy running this in local drag racing events to establish this as the fastest Royal Enfield 650 drag motorcycle in India, one of which has already been a success.

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