Yes, you read that right! Royal Enfield has discontinued the Continental GT cafe racer in India owing to poor sales. While the dealers are in the process of clearing its existing stocks, the company will continue to produce the bike for export markets at its Chennai based facility. The RE Continental GT flagship cafe racer will be soon replaced by the all-new Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 that made its world debut at the 2017 EICMA Show in Milan.
The RE Continental GT was the most expensive model in the company’s product lineup. And its replacement, the RE Continental GT 650 cafe racer is estimated to be priced around Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh. Read – Upcoming Royal Enfield Bikes in India
While the RE Continental GT uses a 535 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, its replacement – the Continental GT 650 will source its power from a 648cc, air-cooled SOHC parallel-twin motor. The latter one can make a top power of 47bhp at 7,100rpm and 52Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. This mill is combined with a 6-speed gearbox with a slip-assist clutch. Read – 15 Limited Royal Enfield Stealth Black Classic 500 Sold in 15 Seconds
Besides launching the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650, the Chennai based bikemaker also bring in the Interceptor 650 roadster in the country. This middleweight motorcycle was previewed alongside the Continental GT 650 in Milan. Both the motorcycles share platform, powertrain and lots of components.
The company will also introduce the Thunderbird 350X and the 500X in coming days. In fact, both the bikes have already been spotted at dealerships. Powering the RE Thunderbird 350X is a 346cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The RE Thunderbird 500X sources its power from a 499cc, single-cylinder air-cooled motor making 27.20bhp with 41.30Nm of torque.