Royal Enfields are one of the most modified motorcycles. This is because of the friendly and simple chassis setup they use. Here, we have a Continental GT 650 that has been modified extensively. It is called Pegasus Black Stallion.
The modification is done by Bad Winners. Surprisingly, the custom job was commissioned by Royal Enfield Europe themselves. It was made in 2019 for the Sultans of Sprint race series. The modification shop has made many changes to GT 650.
It now gets an 865 cc big bore kit from S&S Cycle. The power output is bumped up to around 70 bhp with the kit alone. The motorcycle is equipped with an upgraded camshaft, reinforced clutch and Carillo connecting rods. The cylinder heads are also sourced from S&S. They also supplied a two-into-one exhaust and a programmable ECU. The power output of the modified motorcycle is not revealed by the shop.
The stock airbox is replaced with a pair of velocity stacks. The wiring of the GT 650 is also done from scratch. Moreover, the modification shop fitted a nitrous system from Nitrous Express. The primary objective of the motorcycle is to go fast in a straight line. So, the wheelbase of the motorcycle was extended. The stock swingarm was elongated and braced with steel sections that are laced with chrome.
The suspension setup has also been changed. The rear twin-gas chargers are replaced with a monoshock from Ohlins. To fit the monoshock, a new upper shock mount and subframe were fabricated. There are new footpeg mounts along with new footpegs. The stock spoked rims are replaced with Dumas UP7X which are aluminium units. Moreover, the tyres are now Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa slicks. From the pictures, we can see it uses solid discs and Beringer calipers.
The body panels are also replaced with new carbon fibre panels. The front registration plate, tail section and tank cover are 3d printed in carbon fibre. This also helps in saving weight. The motorcycle now sits lower than stock motorcycle. The handlebar is custom made and is positioned lower now. The stock instrument cluster is also removed and now gets only a speedometer from Koso. The stock levers are also replaced with levers from Beringer.
Royal Enfield might launch Hunter 350 in June
Royal Enfield is working on a lot of new motorcycles. One such motorcycle is Hunter 350, it is supposed to be the most affordable motorcycle in Royal Enfield’s line-up. It will also be based on the new J-platform that has received so much appreciation from motorcycle enthusiasts. The Hunter 350 could launch in June as the dealership training has already started.
From the spy shots, the Hunter 350 looks like a roadster. It is supposed to launch in two variants. The lower variant will get a disc and drum setup whereas the higher variant will get discs at both ends. The engine will be the same as the Classic Reborn and Meteor 350. However, it will be running a different state of tune.