Legendry Bullet maker Royal Enfield is all set to unveil its much-anticipated Continental GT (Café Racer) in India on 26 November.
The company will launch the bike at an event in Goa which will be later followed by a 'media ride event'. The Continental GT, a Cafe Racer inspired model, had intrigued Bullet aficionados in India ever since it made its first appearance at the Auto Expo 2012. According to the company, Continetal GT is the fastest production motorcycle of Royal Enfield.
The much-anticipated Café Racer inspired model, which made its entry into the United Kingdom earlier this year, packs a fuel-injected, single pot 535cc engine under the hood which can pump a maximum power of 29.1 BHP and peak torque of 44 Nm. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox and is said to give a fuel efficiency of 25-30kpl.
The vehicle sports 18-inch spoke wheels and comes with Paioli twin gas charged absorbers. It will be offered in single-seat and double-seat variants. The front brake is a 300mm floating Brembo disc and the rear a 240mm disc.
The price of the Continental GT is still under wraps. But reports suggest that it will go for around ₹2.5 lakhs.
Royal Enfield, which has a strong presence in India, has witnessed a rise of 30 percent in Bullet sales in the past year. This trend is expected to hit a peak with the launch of the Continental GT.
"The total number of bikes sold in financial year 2011-12 was 908 vehicles, which rose to 1,164 the next year. Now, 826 Bullets have been lapped up by city residents from April to October this year," an executive from Marikar Motors told The New Indian Express.