Royal Enfield will unveil its most powerful bike-ever built in India – the Continental GT750 (as the bike is likely to be called) at the EICMA 2017 this month. The CEO of Eicher, Siddhartha Lal, has put out a short Instagram video which shows two bikes in action on a test-track. The video also reveals the exhaust note of the bikes. The exhaust note makes the bikes sound similar to the Triumph Bonneville. Here’s the video.
Royal Enfield is expected to offer the new, paraller twin, four stroke engine in two motorcycles – a cafe racer likely to be called the Continental GT 750 and a more relaxed riding streetbike ( to be called the Interceptor 750) with styling similar to that on the Triumph Street Twin. In fact, these bikes were teased by Royal Enfield President Rudratej Singh, last month, when he and Mr. Lal were testing them on the company’s Bruntingthorpe test track.
The fuel injected engine is expected to displace 750cc and feature about 45-50 Bhp of peak power and 55-60 Nm of peak torque. The engine will get a 270 degree crank, oil cooling, and overhead camshafts. The latter two features are on offer even on the Himalayan, which was the first Royal Enfield bike to dump pushrods in favour of an overhead cam. A five speed gearbox will pair with the new engine. A chain drive will transmit torque from the gearbox to the rear wheel.
Regular telescopic front forks and twin gas charged shock absorbers will handle suspension at the front and rear. The bike will get disc brakes on both wheels with ABS as standard. The frame will be a double cradle unit developed by Harris Performance of the UK. We have seen that the new Royal Enfield bike is capable of doing over 160 Kmph. So, it will be the fastest Royal Enfield built in India. What remains to be seen though is whether the company is able to deliver on good quality levels.