2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT Review

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2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT
2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT



2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT Review

2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

EXCITE THE SENSES…

Popular among British Motorcyclists in the early 1960’s, Royal Enfield brings back a modern translation of the Continental GT from 1965 in 2014. The café racer is a motorcycle, purpose-built for speed and handling.

 

 

 



2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

To build the Continental GT, we assembled the finest names in motorcycling.It’s double cradleframe chassis, the first on an Enfield, has been developed by industry stalwarts Harris Performance. Xenophya Design, known for their visionary approach, are behind its classic café racer silhouette. Forty eight years after the launch of the first Royal Enfield Continental GT, the lean pared down ride that defined an era is back and better than ever.

comfort

All-new double cradle frame and twin rear shock absorbers by world leader Paioli S.p.A make for nimble handling. Fuel tank is recessed for a rider’s knees.


styling

Foot rests, controls, structured for a tucked in, aerodynamic riding position.

Safety

Brembo disc brakes for greater stopping power. Pirelli Sport Demon tyres provide added support when cornering and turning.



 

2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine

Fuel Injected 535cc unit Construction Engine, 29.1 bhp power, 44Nm torque, lighter flywheel along-with improved power-to-weight ratio gives the Continental GT that extra responsiveness, punch and agility

Seat

Crouched and close yet ergonomic riding posture for sporty, effortless maneuverability and a fun ride. The sculpted seat with contrast stitching allows you to gather accurate feedback from the road.

Exhaust

Tweaked Exhaust for superior performance and the signature engine roar.

Tank

The chiseled fuel tank is recessed to tuck in the knees and get the sporty ergonomic riding stance. New age technology and traditional Royal Enfield heritage has been mated seamlessly thus making the Continental GT looks fantastic while riding or parked; and it’s bound to put a smile on your face anytime you lay eyes on it.

Front tyre

The 100/90 x 18 inch Pirelli sport demon tyre used on the front is completely new mounted on a lightweight but strong hub. This allows the riders to confidently ride on the road and the track, whatever the choice.

Brakes

The braking is handled by a massive 300mm floating disc up front from Brembo and a matched 240mm disc is used at the rear.

Cluster

Sleek backlit instrument cluster so you’ll know exactly when you do the Ton in day or night in analog and digital

ECU

The ECU has been re-mapped for enhanced performance and is more responsive than before.

Foot rest

Foot rests and controls placed further back for a sporty riding position in sync with traditional Café Racer styling.

Frame

Nimble, flex-free double cradle frame for superior rigidity and razor-sharp handling that makes the Continental GT respond naturally and instantaneously to the body. An expert or beginner can have a lot of fun whether on a race track or on their favorite set of ‘twisties’. This all new frame has been designed in consultation with Harris performance providing…

Front Mudguard

Stylish lightweight cropped front mudguard co-ordinated with a matching rear one.

Handle Bar

This drastically different seat and adjustable clip on handlebars are intended to allow the rider to spread himself across the tank, really becoming one with the ride.

Rear tyre

The 130/70 x 18 inch Pirelli sport demon tyre doing duty at the back is completely new with lightweight and strong hub and wider rim. This allows the riders to confidently ride on the road and the track, whatever the choice.

Suspension

The front gets revised shock absorbers with new internals, and features a traditional fork brace. On the rear exists matched gas charged shock absorbers from Paioli.

 



 

2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for pricing in USD


engine
Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled
Displacement 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
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric & Kick
chassis & suspension
Type Twin downtube cradle frame
Front suspension Telescopic, 41mm forks, 110mm travel
Rear suspension Paioli,Twin gas charged shock absorbers with adjustable preload, 80mm travel
dimensions
Wheelbase 1360 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Length 2060 mm
Width 760mm ( Without Mirrors)
Seat Height 800mm
Height 1070mm ( Without Mirrors)
Kerb Weight 184 Kgs
Fuel Capacity 13.5 Ltr (3.56 Gallon)
brakes & tyres
Tyres Fr. 100/90-18, 56 H Pirelli Sport Demon
Tyres Rr. 130/70-18, 63 H Pirelli Sport Demon
Brakes Front Brembo 300mm Floating disc, 2-Piston floating caliper
Brakes Rear 240mm Disc, Single piston floating caliper
electricals
Electrical System 12 volt – DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp 12V H4 60 / 55 W
Tail Lamp 12V 21W/5W




 

2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for pricing in CAD


engine

Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled
Displacement 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
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric & Kick

chassis & suspension

Type Twin downtube cradle frame
Front suspension Telescopic, 41mm forks, 110mm travel
Rear suspension Paioli,Twin gas charged shock absorbers with adjustable preload, 80mm travel

dimensions

Wheelbase 1360 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Length 2060 mm
Width 760mm ( Without Mirrors)
Seat Height 800mm
Height 1070mm ( Without Mirrors)
Kerb Weight 184 Kgs
Fuel Capacity 13.5 Ltr (3.56 Gallon)

brakes & tyres

Tyres Fr. 100/90-18, 56 H Pirelli Sport Demon
Tyres Rr. 130/70-18, 63 H Pirelli Sport Demon
Brakes Front Brembo 300mm Floating disc, 2-Piston floating caliper
Brakes Rear 240mm Disc, Single piston floating caliper

electricals

Electrical System 12 volt – DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp 12V H4 60 / 55 W
Tail Lamp 12V 21W/5W

 

 


 

2017 Royal Enfield Continental GT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)


engine

Type Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled
Displacement 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
Gearbox 5 Speed Constant Mesh
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil 15 W 50 API, SL Grade JASO MA
Fuel Supply Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection
Air Cleaner Paper Element
Engine Start Electric & Kick

chassis & suspension

Type Twin downtube cradle frame
Front suspension Telescopic, 41mm forks, 110mm travel
Rear suspension Paioli,Twin gas charged shock absorbers with adjustable preload, 80mm travel

dimensions

Wheelbase 1360 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Length 2060 mm
Width 760mm ( Without Mirrors)
Seat Height 800mm
Height 1070mm ( Without Mirrors)
Kerb Weight 184 Kgs
Fuel Capacity 13.5 Ltr (3.56 Gallon)

brakes & tyres

Tyres Fr. 100/90-18, 56 H Pirelli Sport Demon
Tyres Rr. 130/70-18, 63 H Pirelli Sport Demon
Brakes Front Brembo 300mm Floating disc, 2-Piston floating caliper
Brakes Rear 240mm Disc, Single piston floating caliper

electricals

Electrical System 12 volt – DC
Battery 12 volt, 14 Ah
Head Lamp 12V H4 60 / 55 W
Tail Lamp 12V 21W/5W


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