5 problems faced by a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 owner [Video]

Royal Enfield launched the all-new Interceptor and the Continental GT 650 in the Indian market last year at an attractive price. Many customers have already received the bike from the showroom while many others wait due to the long waiting period on the bike. Many owners have already shared their feedback on the all-new 650 Twins. Here is a video from Strell, which shows five different problems that he faced during the ownership of the all-new Continental GT 650.

As per the owner, all the problems listed by him are minor ones and if needed, one can always find ways around it. He has not given the solutions to the problem but he has mentioned what exactly is causing a particular problem.

The first problem faced by the owner is the positioning of the brake lever. As per him, it is placed too close to the engine and if someone is not wearing proper motorcycling boots, their toes can burn from the heat of the engine. This problem has been reported by quite a lot of customers of the all-new 650 Twins.

The second problem listed by the owner is about the mirrors. As per him, they are too small and vibrate quite a lot at high speeds. He also mentions that the mirrors vibrate due to other factors as the all-new engine of the bike is very smooth and is vibration-free.

5 problems faced by a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 owner [Video]

Another problem faced by him is the unreliable fuel gauge. He says that the fuel gauge shows false readings and from time to time, he has to check the fuel level manually. The fuel gauge also starts blinking when it shows three points on the fuel gauge and sometimes it takes a long time for the fuel level to go up on the gauge after a refill.

He also added the clutch problem that he faces daily. According to Strell, the clutch is extremely tight and it causes pain after riding the bike for some time. The level of the stiffness on the Continental GT 650 is after the bike went to the service centre for the first service. To avoid this, Strell says to do clutchless upshifts.

The last problem mentioned by the owner is a bit tricky. As per him, if he puts a magnetic bag over the fuel tank, it affects the fuel injection system somehow. We are not sure how it happens but according to the video, the bike keeps on shutting down when a magnetic fuel tank bag is placed over the tank.

There might be a few problems with the bike but they are still selling like hot cakes in the market. Both the bikes collectively sold more than 1,000 units in January and the figures are expected to rise in the coming times. The Royal Enfield 650 Twins get powered by a 649cc, parallel-twin engine that generates a maximum power of 47 Bhp and a peak torque of 52 Nm. It gets a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch.

Shantonil Nag

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