Royal Enfield 750cc motorcycle spied again, might launch this year as the Continental GT 750

The new offering from the Indian motorcycle manufacturer will compete with the likes of the Harley Davidson 2017 Street 750

By: | Published: August 1, 2017 2:37 PM

Royal Enfield has been working really hard to expand its portfolio in terms of the engine capacity and foray into the entry-level premium cruiser motorcycle segment. It has been extensively testing a new 750 cc motorcycle, which would soon debut in the Indian two-wheeler market. Likely to be christened the Continental GT 750, the new motorcycle has been spied yet again in a fresh set of images by Powerdrift. In the images, the rear section of the Continental GT 750 is clearly visible which has minor changes compared to the Continental GT. The tail lamp, as well as the indicators on the 750 cc motorcycle, are aligned to each other compared to its younger sibling's setup in which the indicators are located slightly below the tail lamp cluster. Apart from that, the silhouette of the new, more powerful cafe racer would remain the same including the dual-pod instrument cluster, round headlamp and other elements like the single seat setup with a rear cowl. The 750 cc unit is expected to be the first-ever parallel twin motor from the Chennai based manufacturer and the development of this motorcycle will take place at Royal Enfield's new Vallam Vadagal plant near Orgadam. As speculated earlier, that the motorcycle will go on sale first in the UK followed by the India launch, however, the company may consider introducing the bike simultaneously at both locations.

The Royal Enfield Continental GT 750's motor is expected to generate around 50 hp of power and 60 Nm of torque. This engine would be mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the motor is expected to have a 270-degree crank angle for a throatier exhaust note. For additional safety and in order to compete with its prime rival, the Harley Davidson 2017 Street Rod, this may be the first Royal Enfield to be offered with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), however, a confirmation from the company is yet to be made on any of the mentioned specifications.

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The prices are expected to be under Rs 4 lakh, ex-showroom which would be pretty aggressive considering the segment it would be introduced in. It would also give an option to Royal Enfield fans in the country to choose a premium motorcycle at an affordable price tag.

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