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2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT - Coolness Factor = 82.4%

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The Royal Enfield Continental GT. This is the lightest, fastest, most powerful Royal Enfield in production.

It’s a machine with a story, a nod to motorcycling's finest hour; a painstaking collaboration. It is also the best expression yet of a cultural phenomenon that has simply refused to fade away - the café racer.

Explore the motorcycle in its magnificence.

The standard 500cc Bullet engine has been increased to 535cc, and with a larger throttle body and hotter cam it boosts it to around 29HP. The new chassis, designed by Harris Performance, is sportier than the standard Bullet, and has a double down tube frame and longer swing arm. The suspension consists of a non-adjustable 38mm Gabriel fork and twin preload and rebound-adjustable Paioli shocks. A Brembo front brake and full-floating disc provide a serious upgrade in stopping power.


2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The Royal Enfield Continental GT is the lightest, fastest, most powerful Royal Enfield in production. A machine with a story, a nod to motorcycling’s finest hour; a painstaking collaboration. It is also the best expression yet of a cultural phenomenon that has simply refused to fade away - the café racer.











2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer - Totalmotorcycle.com North American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $5,990 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for pricing in CDN

Engine Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, Spark Ignition, Air Cooled, OHV
Cubic Capacity 535 cc
Bore x Stroke 87mm x 90mm
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Maximum Power 29.1 bhp (21.4 kW) @ 5100 rpm
Maximum Torque 44 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Ignition System Digital Electronic Ignition
Clutch Wet, Multi-Plate
Brakes- Front Brembo 300mm Floating disc, 2-Piston floating caliper
Brakes- Rear 240mm Disc, Single piston floating caliper
Tires - Front 100/90-18, 56 H Pirelli Sport Demon
Tires - Rear 130/70-18, 63 H Pirelli Sport Demon
Dimension - L x W x H 81in x 30in x 31in
Wheel Base 54 inches
Ground Clearance 5.5 inches
Weight (Wet) 412 lbs

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Re: This Week: 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT - Vote Toda

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:54 pm

Just introduced. Brand new for 2014 and the Continental GT marks a new direction for Royal Enfield.

Enjoy!

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Re: This Week: 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT - Vote Toda

Unread post by Hanson » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:17 pm

The V7 is lighter with 20 more HP, but I like the looks of this bike. If the price gap between the Continental and the Stone is as large as the performance gap, then this bike deserves a cool.
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Re: This Week: 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT - Vote Toda

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:34 pm

Hanson wrote:The V7 is lighter with 20 more HP, but I like the looks of this bike. If the price gap between the Continental and the Stone is as large as the performance gap, then this bike deserves a cool.
At $5,990 USD for the new GT, that's a pretty amazing price point indeed. A dealer near me will be getting one in next week and I'm going to go down and take a look at it. They had a 2013 Suzuki TU250X there so I can take a look at what you get from Suzuki vs Royal Enfield.

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Re: This Week: 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT - Vote Toda

Unread post by Gummiente » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:10 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:They had a 2013 Suzuki TU250X there so I can take a look at what you get from Suzuki vs Royal Enfield.
Um, am I reading this right...? You're going to compare a 250cc standard to a 535cc café racer?
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:59 pm

Gummiente wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:They had a 2013 Suzuki TU250X there so I can take a look at what you get from Suzuki vs Royal Enfield.
Um, am I reading this right...? You're going to compare a 250cc standard to a 535cc café racer?
Yes, for performance off the line and 1/4 mile times... lol.

Actually, I should ave said for price as both bikes are roughly sorta around the same price and being "standards"... just to see what you are getting in terms of quality and workmanship.

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Re: This Week: 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT - Vote Toda

Unread post by Gummiente » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:13 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:Actually, I should ave said for price as both bikes are roughly sorta around the same price and being "standards"... just to see what you are getting in terms of quality and workmanship.
I beg to differ, Boss. Apples and oranges; a café racer is not a "standard" and it certainly doesn't warrant being compared to a bread and butter commuter. Perhaps a better face-off (oops, sorry to use that term so soon after the Team Canada win over Team USA at Olympic men's and women's hockey) would be to pit the Royal Enfield against the Yamaha SR400. It's still a standard, but at least the motor size is closer to the RE.
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Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:31 pm

I like it I'll give it a cool

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:03 pm

Gummiente wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:Actually, I should ave said for price as both bikes are roughly sorta around the same price and being "standards"... just to see what you are getting in terms of quality and workmanship.
I beg to differ, Boss. Apples and oranges; a café racer is not a "standard" and it certainly doesn't warrant being compared to a bread and butter commuter. Perhaps a better face-off (oops, sorry to use that term so soon after the Team Canada win over Team USA at Olympic men's and women's hockey) would be to pit the Royal Enfield against the Yamaha SR400. It's still a standard, but at least the motor size is closer to the RE.
That's very true, I guess my point was "what you could get for the price from Suzuki and RE" rather than a defacto comparo. Any standard or naked bike can be make a café racer ofcourse, even the TU250X. But I picked the 250X because they will be side-by-side at the dealership, unless any Victory or Triumph would better suit as they have all those in stock too.

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Re: This Week: 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT - Vote Toda

Unread post by Gummiente » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:05 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:I guess my point was "what you could get for the price from Suzuki and RE" rather than a defacto comparo.
Ok, in that context it certainly makes sense. BTW, do you have room in your garage for the RE? :mrgreen:
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:32 pm

Gummiente wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:I guess my point was "what you could get for the price from Suzuki and RE" rather than a defacto comparo.
Ok, in that context it certainly makes sense. BTW, do you have room in your garage for the RE? :mrgreen:
If your buying one and riding it over I can definitely make room. :revv:

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Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:54 pm

Awesome, I want one! :kicking:
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Unread post by faded sun » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:21 pm

It's a lovely retro cafe. I would never buy one as I take the wife with me whenever possible, but it's cool.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:06 am

I voted: Awesome+

How could this new Royal Enfield bike not be the most awesome bike of the year I have no idea. $6k and you get an icon, but wait, not only an icon but a real slice of biker lifestyle untouched by marketing. Nothing else even comes close. I find myself checking out multiple RE videos about the creation, the history and the culture about this new model.

A new direction for RE and I'm sure it will bring RE a new future as well to many discovering riders.

Unless we have a horrible flaw in this motorcycle I can't see this bike not being awesome.

A very, very, very well done to RE for the launch of this bike.

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Unread post by ZRex » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:01 pm

I hope it runs as good as it looks, I love the Cafe Racer look so I have to vote Awesome.

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Unread post by jstark47 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:21 pm

I think it's time for Royal Enfield to branch out beyond the Bullet engine. English Enfield had a legacy of this: the Meteors & Constellations of the 1950's, the Interceptors of the 60's, all parallel twins. Indian Enfield has only ever made Bullets. But imagine a parallel twin in this new chassis!

Cool for appearance. Performance-wise, it's probably an enjoyable bike on a tight, windy back road. On the freeway, not so much.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:14 pm

I went to the dealership to see (and hopefully test ride) the new 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT which was scheduled to arrive it won't arrive till Saturday.

So my little review of it won't hit this Cool Wall still next week. But I'm super excited to see and try it out.

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Unread post by High_Side » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:41 am

Last year I test rode an Enfield Classic and really liked it. Smooth, solid with an extremely light clutch and light positive gear change. It was only good for 120km/hr flat out and the GT with the upgraded engine should do better. Usually a care racer fan, I still prefer the Classic to the Enfield GT for some reason. I still give it a cool though.

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:22 am

Sorry for the delay in getting up the new bike on Friday (today), I'll have it up tomorrow (Saturday morning) as I forgot due to Andrea having her Birthday today.

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Re: This Week: 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT - Vote Toda

Unread post by sunshine229 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:41 am

AWESOME!!!

Wow, what a beautiful, classic, amazing motorcycle! And for HOW MUCH? Less than $6k??? SOLD!

In fact, this bike is so inspiring, we went to the local dealership twice now to see it but it still hasn't arrived. We are anxious to see it in person! The other Royal Enfields they have are awesome as well, but really can't wait to see the Continental GT in the flesh. :mrgreen:
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