Likely to be called Continental GT 750, the new Royal Enfield 750cc bike will be crafted for high-speed highway cruising.
It’s no secret that Royal Enfield is working on a higher capacity version of the Continental GT. Called the Royal Enfield Continental GT 750, this new motorbike is in its final testing phase and has been spotted lately ahead its launch this year. While it has not been officially confirmed if the upcoming RE bike will retain this nomenclature, reports in media suggest that the new model will be designed for high-speed highway cruising. The all-new Continental GT 750 will be a global product from the Chennai-based bike manufacturer that will surely help it reverse its image for making niche products across the globe. With an aim to strengthen its market in the middleweight bike segment, the company will introduce this new bike in several international markets including Brazil that have more compatible roads for cruising high-speed bikes.
RE’s highway-worthy model will source its power from a circa-750cc twin-cylinder, air-cooled engine boosted with fuel injection technology. The Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 is likely to come with a pair of 17-inch wheels with 120 and 160 section front and rear tyres respectively. With a 270-degree crank (estimated), the bike will make a thrilling exhaust note. Other key features might include dual exhausts, twin-pod analogue instrument cluster, high-mounted rear turn indicators and an optional anti-lock-braking system. Designed on the new twin cradle chassis developed by Harris Performance (RE’s subsidiary), the new Royal Enfield bike will share resemblance with the RE Continental GT. Though, it will feature some new graphics and styling elements. Read More – Royal Enfield 750cc Bike in the Works
|Model||Estimated Price (ex-showroom)|
|Royal Enfield Continental GT 750||Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh|
The upcoming middleweight bike from RE is a global product that is being promoted as a highway worthy model. The bike will be launched in other international markets including markets where RE is opening stores. With an aim to attract target buyers, RE will surely come up with aggressive pricing. This new bike is estimated to be priced in the range of Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh. If launched at this price, it will undercut its arch rival Harley Davidson Street 750 that costs Rs 5.14 lakh (ex-showroom). Pictures & Details – Royal Enfield Surf Racer & Gentleman Brat Custom Bikes
|Model||Expected Launch Date|
|Royal Enfield Continental GT 750||End 2017 or early 2018|
While the production of the new Royal Enfield bike hasn’t started officially, the snapped test mule looked production ready. As a part of RE’s strategy to launch a new bike every year, the new 750cc middleweight bike will be introduced in multiple global market including India, Brazil and other nations. This new global bike is likely to hit Indian roads towards the end of 2017. Read More – 2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan Price & Details
|Engine||750cc, parallel-twin, fuel-injected, oil-cooled engine|
|Power||45bhp to 50bhp|
At the heart of this middleweight bike will be the new parallel-twin, 750cc fuel-injected engine. The oil-cooled unit has a small radiator that sits at front of the engine on the double-cradle chassis. In terms of power output, the new unit is expected to push out a maximum power between 45bhp to 50bhp. Going by the latest test mules, the bike will get a fuel-injected engine unlike the carburettor unit, seen on the previous test mules.
While there is yet no information on the transmission, the bike is likely to get dual exhausts and optional ABS. What’s interesting is its resemblance to the Continental GT series that seems to be modified to make space for the all-new larger engine. To abide by the changed norms for two-wheelers, the bike will get a BS IV compliant engine in India. Picture Gallery – Barood: A Tastefully Modified Royal Enfield 350
The new middleweight bike from RE will aim at several overseas markets along with India. Caught testing in Europe and recently in India near Chennai, the bike seems to be nearing production. Despite being underpinning the all-new twin cradle chassis, it is expected to be reminiscent of other bikes from the Continental GT series that carry café racer styling. However, the model will be modified to accommodate the larger engine on the new frame.
Compared to the 535cc Continental GT, the upcoming bike is expected to get stalk-mounted mirrors and longer wheelbase. Keeping with RE’s retro-styling, Continental GT 750 will get some quintessential elements such as the round headlamp in front, intricate chrome work on the body, large exhausts etc. That said the bike will get dual exhausts, twin-pod analogue instrument cluster and optional ABS.
In the middleweight segment, the new Continental GT 750 bike will take on the likes of Harley-Davidson Street 750, albeit the former is likely to carry a lucrative price tag.