Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels
14 Aug 2020
Royal Enfield is a very popular nameplate in the country. Royal Enfield is considered as an Iconic Two-wheeler manufacturer in India. This Madras-based Indian bikemaker is entitled as the world's oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production. The Royal Enfield motorcycles are very popular in India. In November 2018, Royal Enfield launched the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycles of India - Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. The Continental GT 650 is currently the Flagship Royal Enfield Motorcycle in India. So, today we have for you the First Look Review of the new 2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 BS6.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is a cafe racer-styled motorcycle. Like all other Royal Enfield motorcycles, the Continental GT 650 too has a retro charm but it gets lots of premium modern bits. At the front, it gets a round headlamp with chrome surrounds and chunky telescopic forks. The side profile of the motorcycle has a neat profile as it gets very minimal body graphics. Also, as it is a cafe racer, the Continental GT 650 gets a single-piece seat with a seat cowl. The handlebars too are designed uniquely and it gets chrome-finished dual exhausts which look really cool. The Continental GT 650 is offered in five different colour variants: Ventura Blue, Black Magic, Ice Queen, Dr Mayhem and Mister Clean.
|Specification||Continental GT 650 BS6|
|Ground Clearance||174 mm|
|Seat Height||793 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12.5-litres|
|Kerb Weight||198 kilograms|
The new 2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 draws power from a BS6-compliant 648cc, parallel-twin, air-cooled engine. This motor churns out 47.65 PS of power at 7250 RPM and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5250 RPM. The engine is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Also, like the RE Interceptor 650, the RE Continental GT 650 too features fuel-injection technology and gets a slipper clutch.
The new Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 sits on a steel tubular double-cradle frame. It rides on 18-inch tubeless radial tyres. The front tyre of the motorcycle measures 100/90-R18 while the rear one is a 130/70 section R18 unit. For braking duties, it gets disc brakes at either end. At the front, it gets a 320 mm disc while the rear one is a 240 mm unit. It also gets dual-channel ABS as an additional safety aid. The suspension duties of the motorcycle are handled by telescopic forks at the front and it gets dual gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. The Continental GT 650 features an analogue cluster for instrumentation that displays speedometer and tachometer. It also gets a small MID that shows digital odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge, clock, etc.
The new 2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 BS6 is sold in a single trim but in multiple colour variants. It is priced between Rs. 2.80 lakhs Rs. 3.01 lakhs. All prices stick to Ex-showroom Delhi. The colour variant-wise prices of the new Continental GT 650 BS6 are mentioned in the table below:
|Colour Variant||Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Continental GT 650 Ventura Blue / Black Magic||Rs. 2.80 lakhs|
|Continental GT 650 Ice Queen / Dr Mayhem||Rs. 2.88 lakhs|
|Continental GT 650 Mister Clean||Rs. 3.01 lakhs|
The new Continental GT 650 is one of a kind motorcycle and it has no direct rivals. But indirectly, it rivals the RE Interceptor 650, Bajaj Dominar 400, KTM Duke 390, KTM 390 Adventure, etc. Talking about the verdict, so if you want an affordable and powerful twin-cylinder cafe racer to enjoy your weekend gateways on the highways and make a style statement with RE, then you should definitely consider buying the new Continental GT 650 BS6.
This was our First Look Review of the new 2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 BS6. What are your thoughts on this affordable twin-cylinder RE motorcycle? Tell us in the comments below. You can also join our 91Wheels Two-wheelers group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and the owners.