Royal Enfield has discontinued the Continental GT in India. Although the official website still features the brand’s first cafe racer, dealers Motoroids spoke to confirmed that the model has been discontinued and only few units remain with select dealers.
The Continental GT 535, the flagship of the Eicher owned brand, will now be succeeded by none other than the Continental GT 650. The outgoing Continental GT was powered by a 535cc air cooled, fuel injected, single cylinder motor that was capable of producing a power output of 29 bhp at 5100 rpm while the peak torque of 44 Nm came up at 4000 rpm. This engine was mated to a five speed transmission. The model was the most expensive product from the brand, with a price tag of approximately 2 lakh (ex-showroom).
Coming to its successor, the upcoming Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is an all new cafe racer which made its debut at the 2017 EICMA Motor Show held in Milan last year. The motorcycle sources firepower from a 648cc air cooled, fuel injected, parallel twin engine that is tuned to produce 47 bhp at 7100 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. Transmission duties are taken care of by a six speed unit. The Continental GT 650 will be introduced alongside the Interceptor 650 in India when the launch event takes place later this year. Stay tuned for updates.