Royal Enfield is world’s oldest motorcycle brand that is still in production. It is a popular brand among those who are into retro looking modern motorcycles. Couple of years ago, Royal Enfield had launched their twin cylinder motorcycles in the market. Like any other Royal Enfield, Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 was also accepted by the customers. What made these motorcycles special was the fact that, they are India’s most affordable twin cylinder motorcycle. Like Classic 350 and Bullet, Interceptor and Continental GT 650 are also great donor bike for several modification works. Here we have one such Continental GT 650 that looks dope with all these modifications.
The modification has been done Goblin Works Garage. It is a TV show that exhibits several motorcycle modification works. One of their recent work was this thoroughbred racer using a Continental GT 650. Goblin Works had completely changed the look of the bike to make it a performance oriented bike. They start by completely stripping down the GT 650. Once that was done, they designed a custom made body kit for GT 650. The main advantage of this kit was that, it could easily be installed on any stock Continental GT 650s.
The body kit itself had transformed the overall look of the bike. It has already started looking like a racing bike. Some of the components on this bike were made from carbon fiber material. The fuel tank gets a racelift cap as well. Stock Continental GT 650 gets twin shock absorbers at the rear. In this modified version, that has also been taken down and replaced with a monoshock unit. The swingarm on this bike has also been fabricated for the monoshock. It uses Ohlins suspension both at the front and rear.
The motorcycle now gets a GP-style quick release axle. The wheels itself are carbon fiber units. The braking duties are now done by a nickel plated Brembo race calipers with Galfer discs, Venhill lines and a Magura front master cylinder. A hydraulic clutch has also been installed on this bike. Moving to the rear, the subframe of the motorcycle has also been slightly modified. In comparison to the stock version, Continental GT 650 now gets a wider wheel at the rear.
Other than that, it gets clip-on handle bars, LED headlamp, turn indicators and so on. The switches on the handle bar have also been replaced and so is the instrument cluster. An Antigravity Lithium-ion batteries have also been installed on the bike. Coming to the engine, Continental GT 650 got treated to a 750-cc big bore kit. The bike also gets custom made exhaust system, foam filters and a power commander. These modifications have definitely increased the power figures on the GT 650 but by how much we don’t know.
Goblin Works Garage mainly focuses on performance of the bikes. They main motive of this project is to make it lighter, faster and more fun to ride. Looking at the pictures, it is quite clear that how much effort Goblin Works has put in this project and the final product does look like a race bike.