The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 has been in news all this while. Its global launch is just round the corner too, expected to be on between 22 to 26 September. Meanwhile, some rather interesting photos of the Continental GT 650 have come up on social media. Take a look.
Seen on the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Facebook page, the motorcycle is adorned with accessories that were not seen before this sighting. Some of the major changes include a windscreen above the headlight at front (though a tiny unit) along with bar end mounted rear view mirrors that are now seen with a dual-tone finish which is quite good to look at.
Also to notice is the seat layout which now has a proper pillion seat instead of the usually seen cowl. The new single seat unit gets a small bump in the middle. The pillion seat also sports grab rails to increase passenger comfort. The bike now also features saddlebag bars on the side to aid in touring conditions.
The units are aimed to protect the luggage from getting in contact with the rear tyre. The bike also gets blacked-out crash guards that will protect the bike in times of crash situations. The accessory package, in short, lends a more retro felling to the bike and increases the practicality while at it.
We already mentioned that the global launch of the bike is very near. Talking about the Indian launch, the company is expected to bring in the models to our shores by the first quarter of 2019.
The Continental GT and its twin the Interceptor INT 650 will be powered by a new 648cc parallel twin cylinder, SOHC, air-cooled, fuel injected engine. The twin cylinder engine will produce 47 bhp of power and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5,200 rpm. The engine will come mated to a six-speed gearbox and will feature an Assist and Slipper clutch. Stopping power will come from a 320 mm disc up front and a 240 mm unit at the rear. The bike will also feature a dual channel ABS as per the new government rules.
There has been no word on pricing as of yet, but rumours are rife that Royal Enfield will place the products between Rs 3 to 4 lakh price bracket. Both the bikes will be the most powerful and expensive bikes by the company yet.