CONTINENTAL GT ABS

cf_gallery_15Inspired by Royal Enfield’s highly desirable 250cc cafe racer of 1965, the all-new Continental GT gets ABS braking for 2017.

Like the original Continental GT, the latest version is based around a standard road bike, which is then equipped with uprated bodywork and parts to give it a sporty look and feel.

Powered by a 535cc fuel injected engine, putting out 29 bhp and developing 44Nm of torque, the Continental GT is packed with performance components. Its flex-free double cradle frame was created by Harris Performance and, combined with 41 mm front forks, Paioli rear shocks and Pirelli Sport Demon tyres, delivers razor sharp handling.

Rear set footrests, clip on handlebars and chiselled fuel tank add to the sporty feel.

It stops as well as it goes – braking power comes from a 300 mm Brembo floating disc up front and 240 mm disc at the rear, with ABS to ensure controllable stopping power.

Read John Milbank’s road test in Motorcycle Monthly here

ROYAL ENFIELD PRICES

ENGINE

Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled
Displacement 535 cc
Bore x stroke 87mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Maximum Power 29.1 bhp (21.4 kW) @ 5100 rpm
Maximum Torque 44 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System Digital Electronic Ignition
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric & Kick

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

Type Twin downtube cradle frame
Front suspension Telescopic, 41mm forks, 110mm travel
Rear suspension Paioli,Twin gas charged shock absorbers with adjustable preload, 80mm travel

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase 1360 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Length 2060 mm
Width 760mm ( Without Mirrors)
Seat Height 810mm
Height 1070mm ( Without Mirrors)
Kerb Weight 192 Kgs (with 90% Fuel & Oil)
Fuel Capacity 13.5 Ltr (3.56 Gallon)

BRAKES & TYRES

Tyres Fr. 100/90-18, 56 H Pirelli Sport Demon
Tyres Rr. 130/70-18, 63 H Pirelli Sport Demon
Brakes Front Brembo 300mm Floating disc, 2-Piston floating caliper
Brakes Rear 240mm Disc, Single piston floating caliper
ABS Dual Channel

ELECTRICAL

Electrical System 12 volt – DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp 12V H4 60 / 55 W
Tail Lamp 12V 21W/5W