Under the new GST tax structure prices for bikes abobe 350cc has witnessed an increase of one per cent in tax. This has resulted in the Royal Enfield Continental GT costing Rs 200 to Rs 500 more depending on the state of purchase.
The Continental GT is Royal Enfield’s lightest and most powerful production motorcycle currently on sale in India. The cafe-race design make the bike look like a million bucks and the 535cc fuel-injected engine makes sure it has the go to match its show. The chassis, designed by Harris Performance, blesses the motorcycle with optimal stiffness and helps it handle like a dream. The clip-on handlebars egg you to expand your riding skills further and overall, this Royal Enfield will delight you like no other bike from the brand does.
Straight modern blast from the past seems an anachronism but it best illustrates how well Royal Enfield has conjured up its first all-new motorcycle in over 60 years! Adil Jal Darukhanawala swings a leg aboard one of the very first of these biggest of big Indian singles to put the spanking new and absolutely smashing Continental GTs thru its paces at Brooklands, the spiritual home of British motorsport and beyond. Say hello to a delightfully modern take to classic motorcycling charmingly packed with useable performance for the now and here
It couldn’t have happened any other way I thought for here I was hustling the biggest bore single ever made by Royal Enfield on the cobbly B-roads from London on to the hallowed banked circuit at Brooklands for a press conference to herald the first genuinely all-new motorcycle to sport the Royal Enfield badge. It was different to begin with but just so very apt for a new machine that combines character traits from over half a century ago with handling and performance for the present in a contemporary form that is delightful, very useable and highly enjoyable. If I have given the game and the objective away right at the very start it was unintentional because this is what the new Continental GT will do for not just an Indian but a global audience which for the most part will be all new as well as spanning the genre from classic oldies to BABs (born again bikers), from the young hot shots to the commuter-inclined, from those who love motorcycling for the joy of being one with the machine and delight in soaking up the power pulses from a large single-cylinder thumper with probably the best handling characteristics ever for a bike which made its name with the simple...read more »
We take a spin on the new Continental GT across some scenic roads in Goa to put to test Royal Enfield's new cafe racer offering
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