The Continental GT is the sportiest and the fastest motorcycle that Royal Enfield has ever built. It is a café racer which is originally a stripped down motorcycle with low and narrow handlebar and the engine tuned for maximum performance. The foot-pegs are rear-set for an overall sportier riding ergonomics. It comes with a single rider seat where the rear portion is covered by a body panel. However, an accessory seat is available to accommodate a pillion. The engine is the most powerful among all Royal Enfields. It is a 535cc single-cylinder air-cooled unit producing 29.1 BHP of power and 44 NM of torque. The tyres are Pirelli Sport Demon and brakes are from Brembo.
Brembo brakes front and rear.
41mm front telescopic forks and Paioli rear shockers.
Pirelli Sport Demon tyres.
The Continental GT is a Café Racer making it the sportiest motorcycle in Royal Enfield's stable. The design is conventional to its genre with minimal bodywork and lean-forward riding stance with rear-set foot-pegs. The fit-n-finish is possibly the best among all RE motorcycles and the motorcycle simply looks fantastic. Every effort has been made to make the motorcycle look premium and it does.
As a Café Racer, the Continental GT puts the rider in a committed riding stance with a low and narrow handlebar. The foot-pegs are rear-set and the whole posture is similar to a typical sportbike. However, the riding position is comfortable for city riding and shorts runs. The suspension is good and gulps up the unevenness of the road nicely.
The engine is a 535cc UCE unit with fuel injection. It is the more powerful version of the UCE 500cc engine making a claimed 29.1 BHP of power at 5100 RPM and 44 NM of torque at 4,000 RPM resulting in the quickest accelerating Royal Enfield to date. The performance is quite satisfying for city riding, however, due to the ergonomics, it can get tiring on longer rides.
The Continental GT comes with a 5-speed gearbox to extract all the power available from the 535cc engine. The shift action is quite slick along with a fairly light pull of the clutch.
The Continental GT is the only Royal Enfield to come with a Brembo front disc brake of 300mm and a 240mm disc at the back. It delivers possibly the best braking performance among all RE motorcycles.
The Continental GT has an acceptable 13.5 litres of fuel tank which shall provide a range of up to 350 km in one full tank. Not bad for a motorcycle meant mostly for city riding.