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One-off Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 reaches 241kmph at the Bonneville Salt Flats

Team OD  /
07 Sep 2018 10:57:48 IST

The Royal Enfield 650 twins,  Interceptor and the Continental GT will be launched by the end of this year. While there is still some time before you get to see these motorcycles, a one-off highly modified Continental GT 650 has clocked a maximum speed of 241kmph on the famous Bonneville Salt Flats. Siddhartha Lal, head, Royal Enfield, mentioned on his Instagram "A little taste of The Pure Pursuit of Speed! Team Royal Enfield - S&S gave Cayla Rivas a bike that could break records, and break them she did (pending FIM certification), the 650 Twin powering us into the record books on the first day! Not satisfied to stop there, the team worked tirelessly, getting in a total of 20 more runs over the rest of the week, and a top speed of over 150 mph. And that record? More to come soon..."

The customized Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 that you see in the images below is based on the drag-ready LockStock Dragster 650 was unveiled at the Bike Shed Motorcycle Club in London. The Dragster 650 gets an all-new frame, drag-spec tyres and drop-bar handlebar, distinct body panels and a unique headlight with LED ring. Additionally, it gets a short riding seat and a nitrox oxide cylinder placed behind the engine. The performance-spec Continental GT 650 that will be seen doing a attempt a new record at 2018 Bonneville Speed Week,  has been built by Harris Performance, a subsidiary of Eicher owned S&S Cycle Inc.

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The performance-spec customization on this Continental GT 650 include Ohlins suspension, nitrous oxide cylinder, tweaked suspension setup and special tyres. Royal Enfield has't yet disclosed the specifications of this Continental GT650 that is speculated to make 100PS of power. FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) is yet to certify the motorcycle. Riding this version of the GT 650 is a 18-year-old Cayla Rivas. The young races already has 12 speed records under her name.

The bookings for both models in India will begin in November 2018 as confirmed by RE

The bookings for both models in India will begin in November 2018 as confirmed by RE. Deliveries will begin shortly after that. We will be riding both the motorcycles next month, so stay tuned to find out what we think of them. The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650 were first revealed globally at EICMA 2017. The highlight of the two motorcycles is the new 650cc parallel twin engine developed by Royal Enfield. The motorcycles made their debut in India at the 2017 Royal Enfield Rider Mania.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 2,65,000
Displacement
648cc
Transmission
6-Speed
Max Power(ps)
47.00
Max Torque(Nm)
53.00
Mileage
-NA-

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