We recently brought you the news of the Cafe Racer 535 being tested in India and today we have some more details regarding the bike for you. The bike might just be named as the Continental GT as the pictures of the bike which have emerged have the Royal Enfield Continental GT branding on the fuel tank of the bike. Continental GT250 was a bike that was launched way back in 1965 but it never came to India.
Updated on 11th July 2013
New photos of the Royal Enfield Continental GT have emerged on the internet, specifically on Facebook. A member of the Facebook group ‘Royal Enfield’ has spotted pre-production mules of the bike sporting seats of different configurations. Check out the slideshow below:
This is could either mean that Royal Enfield is thinking of introducing different variants of the Continental GT or it could be testing the Continental GT with various accessories. You would also notice that the bikes are sporting non-chrome exhausts, we believe the company also testing new exhaust systems for the Continental GT.
Photo Source: ‘Royal Enfield’ Facebook Group Page
Updated on 5th April 2013
The Continental GT250 had a similar styling as the Cafe Racer and was a sporty bike from the house of RE. So the company is bringing back its heritage. RE plans to revive the iconic bike with the launch of the Cafe Racer 535 and its pre production unit which was spotted a while ago was being ridden by the Eicher Chief, Siddartha Lal when it was first clicked and today the pictures of him being with the bike have emerged as well.
The Eicher CEO is a motorcycling enthusiast and to test the bike, he himself road a test version of the bike on the NH17 highway which gives one a ride like no other. The road which connects Goa and Mangalore is known for the scenic beauty it provides to the travellers. The bike will come with Pirelli tyres and an all new dual cradle frame. It will get Paioli gas charged shock absorbers as well to complement the sporty bike.
It will get a Brembo’s floating disc brake in the front while the rear will be adorned by a Bybre brake. The bike has a remapped ECU and will be lighter than the Thunderbird 500 by 15kgs, thus giving it a nice power to weight ratio. The bike has a lot going in its favour, a reworked ECU, a nice PTW ratio, a bigger engine, better brakes and most important of all the things, a heritage attached to it.