Not many two-wheeler manufacturers are offering a cafe racer motorcycle. What is even rarer are Street Trackers. These types of motorcycles were used to race at the International Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Here, we have a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 that has been modified as a Street Tracker inspired by motorcycles that used to race at Pikes Peak.
The modifications are done by STG Tracker located in Argentina. The motorcycle was provided by Royal Enfield Argentina. STG nicknamed the modified motorcycle “Crow”. The shop has made cosmetic as well as mechanical upgrades to the Continental GT 650.
The motorcycle now gets a flat seat and was redeveloped with the goal of performance. Most of the body panels are new and most of them have been replaced with carbon fibre panels which helps in saving a lot of weight.
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The short screen, heat shields, front and rear fenders are now carbon fibre. The engine is also now blacked out. The headlamp is also new and comes with an LED setup and LED Daytime Running Lamp. The fuel tank is the same as the stock GT 650 but it has a new paint scheme. It is finished in matte black and gets Royal Enfield written on it. The shop has modified the top section with Honda VF750’s tank.
The stock Continental GT 650 produces 47 hp of max power and 52 Nm of peak torque. The shop has done a lot of mechanical upgrades. Due to this, it now produces 74 hp of max power and 80 Nm of peak torque. That is a big jump over the standard engine.
So, how did they do it?
Well, STG used an 865 cc big bore kit and a different camshaft. Both of these were from S&S. To handle the additional torque, the clutch plates were upgraded and they are now from Rekluse. A quick shifter has also been installed from Gorilla, there are new ported heads and K&N pod filters. STG also increased the size of the oil cooler and it is now made up of aluminium. This will help in improving the cooling.
Other upgrades included an exhaust system that was fabricated by STG themselves. There is also an S&S muffler that was originally designed for Indian FTR. A lot of parts are transplanted from Yamaha R1. The front brakes, front forks and brakes are from the R1.
Other parts are taken from Yamaha R6. The rear wheel, rear shock absorbers and swingarm are taken from R6. A new subframe and upper shock mount were fabricated by STG. They also shortened the swingarm to match the Royal Enfield’s measurements. The motorcycle is now running on Dunlop Roadsport 2 rubber.
The rear sprocket was machined out, brake lines were upgraded to Hel ones, there are new turn indicators, a new instrument cluster, ProTaper handlebar, Pro Grip grips, lever protectors and Motone push buttons. After all the modifications, STG was able to reduce a massive 36 kgs of weight.
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