The Royal Enfield Continental GT has been an eye candy since the 2012 Auto Expo, when the bike maker unveiled the Café Racer motorcycle to the Indian public. It has been one of the most talked about motorcycle recently, which is finally being launched next month starting from the UK market. An India launch should happen by the festive season. Royal Enfield is a part of Eicher Motors Group and is considering being a global player by introducing the upcoming offering in the mid-sized motorcycle segment.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT is a global product and our market will see the launch of the Café Racer later this year. Lately some test mules of the Continental GT have also been spotted in India with different seats layout. The Continental GT is treated with a stylish Café Racer design, which focuses on speed and handling rather than comfort. The elongated fuel tank along with low slung handle bars and humped back seat are the typical elements of a Café Racer motorcycle, which gives this Royal Enfield a unique look.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT will be featuring a 535cc engine that is expected to produce 30-35 BHP with a top speed of 160 km/hr. We can expect a premium price tag of Rs. 2 lakhs. Royal Enfield is also on a verge to increase their total production capacity by over 40 percent next year to 2.5 lakh units from the current 1.76 lakh units. The company will gradually ramp up the production at their new Oragadam plant near Chennai in order to bring down waiting period, which currently stands at 7 months and will eventually come down to a couple of months.