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Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer to launch this festive season

Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer to launch this festive season
CarTrade Editorial Team CarTrade Editorial Team Friday 11 October 2013, 13:12 PM

The highly anticipated model of Royal Enfield, the Continental GT Cafe Racer is finally coming to the Indian auto market. The bike that was first showcased at the Indian Auto Expo has made its fans wait for a long time. The British auto maker seems all set for the launch that is expected to take place in November, 2013. It would be interesting to know that the 250 cc version of this bike dates back to fifty years from now. However, the company has revamped its looks and is working in full swing for its promotions.

The upcoming model will be equipped with a single cylinder 535 cc fuel injected UCE engine, mated to a five-speed manual constant mesh suspension system. The maximum power churned out by the engine of this bike would be somewhere around 29 bhp. The maximum torque deliverance would be around 44 Nm and the fuel tank capacity would be 13.5 litres. Interestingly, some high end features have been added in the bike so as to lure a maximum number of buyers, such as Paioli gas charged rear suspension, disc brakes on the front as well as rear, clip on handlebars and bar end mirrors and rear set foot pegs. Pirelli tyres, providing strong surface hold, are expected to come along with Royal Enfield Continental GT so as to ensure safety while driving on rough roads and highway.

The bike will come with a low profile fuel tank with knee recesses and a suspension system with 41 mm forks and double cradle frame so that the rider experiences maximum pleasure on roads. Continental GT will be initially pitched as a single seating bike, however, two sitting configurations will be also available on demand. It must be noted that the price of this highly awaited bike has not been announced yet, however sources believe that it would cost somewhere around Rs. 2.25 lakh – Rs. 2.75 lakh.

Presently, Royal Enfield manufactures motorbikes in the Indian market independently. With Chennai as its headquarters, the company exports its products in more than twenty countries all across the globe. The fan following of this bike is definitely huge and somehow the release of a video clipping has increased the hype. The footage that was recently broadcast showed workers assembling the parts of the latest bike by Royal Enfield, Continental GT Cafe Racer at its production plant at Oragadam near Chennai. The fully assembled bike was first exported to UK as the region happens to be the largest export market for this bike.

In the past 60 years, Royal Enfield Continental GT happens to be the first Cafe Racer bike from the immensely popular firm among bike enthusiasts. The latest model is expected to set a benchmark amidst the most powerful and lightest motorbikes of this segment. As per reports, analysts feel that young generation is most likely to go for this model as sports bikes are highly popular among them. Such bikes have gained momentum in the present market and customers can expect more launches in future. Sources close to the development process have revealed that the company has strategically planned the launch this model in the festive season so as to cash in on the maximum number of buyers. Going by the craze that it has created, it would not be a surprise if the latest model by Royal Enfield emerges as a best seller in a short span of time.


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