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The new Continental GT 650 Twin is an evolution of the Continental GT 535, which in turn, was an evolution of the Continental GT 250 – the original Royal Enfield British café racer. Powered by the all-new 650 Twin, it looks every bit like its predecessor and performs even better.

The 650 Twin is the rebirth of Royal Enfield’s legendary parallel twin cylinder engine. And it’s driving two Royal Enfield classic motorcycles – the Interceptor and the Continental GT. While classically styled and visually beautiful, the new engine is Royal Enfield’s most forward-looking yet, with a cleaner, elegant look, fewer components, less weight and easier maintenance.

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A single-piece forged crank with 270 degree firing order was developed for the way the engine ‘feels’ when making its power. An old school-inspired engine with high character, it delivers power smoothly. The slightly off-beat feel of a 270 degree crank engine makes it feel truly special and keeps a broad spread of torque at your disposal throughout the rev range. The highly precise Bosch fuel injection system ensures smooth, accessible power that is available from the moment the throttle is opened.

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Of course, the 650 Twin is notable not only for its character, but also for its sound. Developing the right tone and burble from its twin silencers was an important goal during the engine’s creation. Whether at idle or at full chat, during over-run or while winding on the power, the exhaust note just oozes individuality.

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Beauty is often overlooked in chassis design. But this new frame blends the authentic form of period classics with the superb handling and ride of modern engineering. The result is a chassis that’s nimble and precise, making for a pure and enjoyable ride. Whether on the Interceptor, or the Continental GT.

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A ton of fun.

Retaining the classic horizontal split running right through, the motorcycle’s engine is elegantly cut off from the new bodywork with a dual cradle frame. The distinctive sculpted tank, clip-on handlebars and classic-styled instruments give the motorcycle’s cockpit an authentic café racer vibe. Rear-set footrests and upswept exhausts allow for better lean angles – a café racer requisite for pulling off ton-ups. Just like in ’60s London.

A blast from the past

It takes more than good looks to carve through a corner. The design and development team applied its many years of accumulated know-how while setting key parameters like steering rake, ground clearance, and lean angle, to create the perfect ride for this sports inspired café-racer. The Continental GT is a motorcycle that delights in the way it handles on the road, responding to the rider’s desires by feeling focused and integral while offering light and agile handling, allowing anyone to enjoy it.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Type 4 stroke, single overhead cam, air-oil cooled, 648cc parallel twin
Displacement 648cc
Bore x Stroke 78 mm x 67.8 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Maximum Power 47 bhp @ 7100 rpm
Maximum Torque 52 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition system Digital spark ignition - TCI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6 speed
Lubrication Wet sump
Fuel management Fuel injection
Engine start Electric
Type Steel tubular, double cradle frame
Front suspension 41 mm front fork, 110 mm travel
Rear suspension Twin coil-over shocks, 88 mm travel
Rake 24 degrees
Ground clearance 174 mm
Length 2122 mm
Width 744 mm
Seat height 790 mm Single 793 mm Dual
Height 1024 mm
Kerb weight 198 kgs
Fuel capacity 12.5 lts
Front tyre 100/90-18″
Rear tyre 130/70-18″
Front brakes 320 mm disc, ABS
Rear brakes 240 mm disc, ABS
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