Regulars here would remember that recently, we posted almost a dozen spy pics of the highly awaited 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT535 Café Racer. Back then, it seemed that very much like the Classic range of RE bikes, the Cafe Racer might come with both single seat and double seat option. Now, it has emerged that the RE Cafe Racer could come with not two but three variants! Other possibility is that RE could be testing various seat layouts for the upcoming bike. Along with the latest batch of spy pics, it has also emerged that the bike would come with 8-way adjustable foot pegs!
The 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT535 aka Cafe Racer is looking poised to soon become the fastest-ever production Royal Enfield bike. Also, the bike is looking all set to become the lightest production RE bike of recent times.
Much can be talked about the soon-to-be-launched RE Continental GT535′s styling and to be frank, we really can’t take our eyes off the Café Racer styled bike.
It may be noted that this isn’t the first time that Royal Enfield is using the Continental GT moniker. The Continental GT250 was the first RE bike to get the Continental GT moniker and was launched way back in 1965. The 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 Cafe Racer will be a logical successor to the GT250 and is expected to be launched in India during this year’s festive season.
Powering the upcoming bike will be a single cylinder 535cc UCE engine that will benefit from a bigger throttle body and a larger piston than the 500cc UCE motors of the Classic. The 535cc mill will also come with a remapped ECU and a lighter flywheel. All this should endow the bike with enough power to have a genuine 150 kmph plus top speed. The bike will ride on Pirelli tyres and will have a tubular steel constructed frame. Suspension duties will be taken care of by a set of telescopic forks at front and a pair of Paioli gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. As can be seen in the pics, the bike will have disc brakes on both the wheels and will be as much as 15 kgs lighter than the Thunderbird 500.
The bike, in all possibility, would be priced a little above INR 2 lakhs.
Images of all the 3 bikes together are courtesy Royal Enfield FB group page