Retro cafe racer Continental GT discontinued, reported by a Bangalore dealership
Royal Enfield has suspended the production of its retro-styled cafe racer the Continental GT. The report has been acquired by a dealer in Bangalore. The officials said that the company has stopped accepting bookings for the motorcycle to make way for the upcoming Royal Enfield Continental GT 650.
Launched in 2013 in India, the Royal Enfield Continental GT runs on a 535cc fuel-injected, single cylinder engine which produces 29 BHP of power and 44 Nm or hefty torque. Carrying the upmarket cycle parts such as Pioli suspension and Bybre disc brake at the front, the Continental GT is bestowed with pure retro cafe-racer styling. Despite being a beautiful motorcycle, the model never managed to strike a note among Indian buyers.
Royal Enfield showcased the Continental GT 650 at the EICMA 2017 which will replace the discontinued bike. It will be joined by the Interceptor 650 which is a retro classic premium commuter. With these motorcycles, the company is stepping into the twin-cylinder territory for the first time. Both the motorcycles are expected to be launched around March or April 2018 in India.
Talking about the new mill by RE, the unit is capable of producing 46.3 BHP and 52 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The exact price of the motorcycle is still unknown but looking at other models from the company, it won’t be wrong to expect aggressive pricing from the British bikemaker.