Famous Tollywood actor Harshvardhan Rane sold his motorcycle for three oxygen concentrators. He did this to get some money so that he can help people who are suffering from COVID-19. The actor posted on Instagram that he is interested in exchanging his Royal Enfield motorcycle in exchange for few oxygen concentrators.
He also posted few pictures of the motorcycle and him on his Instagram. He said, “Giving my motorcycle away in exchange for a few oxygen concentrators which we together can provide to people in need combatting covid. Please help me find good oxygen concentrators in Hyderabad”
He was able to find 3 oxygen concentrators that reached Hyderabad. He shared this information over an Instagram story. The story wrote, “Good news! Thanks to your swift help and prompt offers on Instagram. 3 oxygen concentrators have reached Hyderabad. Few more expected soon. Ps- I wouldn’t have been able to do without Instagram and your quick support.” There was also a picture attached to the story in which his bike was visible with “SOLD!” text.
The motorcycle we are talking about is the Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 which is has been discontinued in 2018. His motorcycle is finished in Yellow. The GT 535 was one of the first cafe racers available in the Indian market. It was the flagship motorcycle for Royal Enfield before the 650 twins were launched.
It had a 535cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine which was basically the same one as the Classic 500 but was big bored. The engine produced 29 bhp of maximum power while developing 44 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 5-speed transmission. Royal Enfield offered it with Pirelli tyres, Brembo brakes and a custom ECU. When compared, the Classic 500 produced 27.2 hp of max power and 41 Nm of peak torque from its 499 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine. So, the power bump was not huge.
Having said that people noticed that the chassis of GT 535 had immense potential. It handled way better than any other Royal Enfield. Then there were its killer looks. Many people still consider the GT 535 one of the best looking Royal Enfield. So, there was a cult following for the GT 535.
Because of this, Royal Enfield did not alter the design language when they brought back the GT nameplate with the 650 twins. It was November 2018, when Royal Enfield launched the Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor 650.
The Continental GT 650 and the Continental GT 535 are very similar when it comes to design. They also are the best handling Royal Enfields ever made. The chassis was made by Harris Performance who is known for manufacturing racing chassis and other parts.
However, unlike GT 535, the GT650 has an all-new engine which was made from the ground up by Royal Enfield. It is a 648 cc, parallel-twin engine that is air-oil cooled and has a single overhead cam. It has a 270-degree crank which gives it a rumbly exhaust note. It is the most powerful engine that Royal Enfield has ever made. The engine produces 47 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 52 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox that comes with a slip and assists clutch. The Continental GT 650 is priced at Rs. 2.91 lakhs ex-showroom.