The bike modification industry is really taking off, especially in the last few years. Here is one such instance of how good the alterations to the Royal Racer Continental GT 650 are
A video on YouTube captures a modified Royal Enfield Continental 650. The Continental 650 is one of the most popular cruiser bikes from the RE house. It presents a great opportunity for the buyers who are looking to upgrade from a Classic 350, for instance, in a bid to go for a premium cruiser bike within the same brand name. Let us check out in detail what are the modifications made to this bike along with what the final product looks like with all that chrome on the fuel tank.
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Modified Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
The video details all the modifications made to the bike. It must be mentioned that there are no crazy and impractical changes made to the bike. The overall exterior and design still remain similar to the regular version but there are a few detailed minute changes. This includes brand new Diablo twin-exhaust pipes with a unique exhaust note, wide tyres for a sporty and bulky look, the rear end is a bit tweaked too with a sleek Diablo seat and sharp taillamps, the side panel is wrapped in a black protective covering, the suspension pipes are covered in black cover, the indicators have been redesigned, the Diablo fuel tank cover, diamond-cut padded handle covers, a black Diablo side panel and engine protectors on either side.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 comes powered by a 648 cc air and oil-cooled 270-degree parallel-twin motor that produces 47.45 PS @7100 RPM and 52 Nm @5200 RPM of peak power and torque respectively. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with a slip and assist clutch. The cruiser bike has a dual cradle frame, conventional telescopic forks at the front, twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear with preload adjustability. Dual-channel ABS comes as standard.
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The prices of the RE Continental 650 start at Rs 3.02 lakh and go up to Rs 3.26 lakh, ex-showroom. The Continental 650 rivals the likes of Kawasaki Z650. At this price point, one could also consider products like Kawasaki Ninja 300, KTM 390 Duke and KTM RC 390. Let us know what you think of this modified RE Continental GT 650.