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Planning To Buy The RE Continental GT 650? Here Are The Pros And Cons

The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is the cafe racer variant of the RE 650 Twins. Here's a look at its pros and cons.
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Published on October 20, 2021

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  • RE Continental GT 650 priced at Rs. 2.98 lakh (Ex-showroom)
  • It uses the same engine and the chassis as the RE Interceptor 650
  • The Continental GT 650 is about 6 kg lighter than Interceptor 650

The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is the cafe racer-styled model of the Royal Enfield 650 Twins, which also includes the retro roadster, the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. Powered by a modern, 648 cc, parallel-twin engine which puts out 47 bhp at 7,150 rpm, and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5,250 rpm. The six-speed gearbox is a slick-shifting unit, and the parallel-twin engine has smooth performance, with a nice burbling exhaust note from the twin pipes. Unlike the Interceptor 650, the Continental GT 650 has a more hunkered down cafe racer-style riding position.

Also Read: Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 BS6 Review

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New colours have also been introduced on the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

The slightly sporty seating position isn't too committed either. You simply crouch forward enough so that the motorcycle makes you look cool. And if it weren't for the exhausts that jut out, the Continental GT 650 does not shy away from corners either, and offers a superb handling machine. Overall, it's a nice, practical, and reasonably affordable modern classic cafe racer which is quite likeable, and offers a perfect bike as a daily commuter, and short highway stints. Here's a look at its pros and cons.

Also Read: 2018 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 India Ride Review

PROS

  1. Refined engine with extremely likeable performance.
  2. Great looks, and balanced handling complementing its sporty design.
  3. Accessible performance, affordable price.

CONS

  1. Committed riding position not suitable for long rides.
  2. Instrument console could have had more data and information.
  3. Lack of tubeless tyres on stock wheels.
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