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A ton of fun

Retaining the classic horizontal split running right through, the motorcycle’s engine is elegantly cut off from the new bodywork with a dual cradle frame. The distinctive sculpted tank, clip-on handlebars and classic-styled instruments give the motorcycle’s cockpit an authentic café racer vibe. Rear-set footrests and upswept exhausts allow for better lean angles – a café racer requisite for pulling off ton-ups. Just like in '60s London.

A blast from the past

It takes more than good looks to carve through a corner. The design and development team applied its many years of accumulated know-how while setting key parameters like steering rake, ground clearance, and lean angle, to create the perfect ride for this sports inspired café-racer. The Continental GT is a motorcycle that delights in the way it handles on the road, responding to the rider's desires by feeling focused and integral while offering light and agile handling, allowing anyone to enjoy it.

Ice Queen

Sea Nymph

Black Magic

Twin is in

The 650 Twin is the rebirth of Royal Enfield’s legendary parallel twin cylinder engine. And it’s driving two Royal Enfield classic motorcycles - the Interceptor and the Continental GT. While classically styled and visually beautiful, the new engine is Royal Enfield’s most forward-looking yet, with a cleaner, elegant look, fewer components, less weight and easier maintenance.

Old-School New

A single-piece forged crank with 270 degree firing order was developed for the way the engine ‘feels’ when making its power. An old school-inspired engine with high character, it delivers power smoothly. The slightly off-beat feel of a 270 degree crank engine makes it feel truly special and keeps a broad spread of torque at your disposal throughout the rev range. The highly precise Bosch fuel injection system ensures smooth, accessible power that is available from the moment the throttle is opened.

The parallel with no parallel

​Of course, the 650 Twin is notable not only for its character, but also for its sound. Developing the right tone and burble from its twin silencers was an important goal during the engine’s creation. Whether at idle or at full chat, during over-run or while winding on the power, the exhaust note just oozes individuality.

Framed like a picture

​Beauty is often overlooked in chassis design. But this new frame blends the authentic form of period classics with the superb handling and ride of modern engineering. The result is a chassis that’s nimble and precise, making for a pure and enjoyable ride. Whether on the Interceptor, or the Continental GT.

Technical Specifications

  • Engine
  • Chassis & Suspension
  • Dimensions
  • Brakes & Tyres
Type
4 stroke, single overhead cam, air-oil cooled, 648 cc parallel twin
Power
47 bhp @ 7100 rpm
Torque
52 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Bore x Stroke
78 mm x 67.8 mm
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Gearbox
6 speed
Fuel Management
Fuel injection
Ignition
Digital spark ignition - TCI
Frame
Steel tubular, double cradle frame
Front Suspension
41 mm front fork, 110 mm travel
Rear Suspension
Twin coil-over shocks, 88 mm travel
Rake
24 degrees
Front Wheel
2.50x18”
Rear Wheel
3.50x18”
Total Length
2122 mm
Total Height
1024 mm
Total Width
744 mm
Ground Clearance
174 mm
Seat Height
790 mm (single seat) | 793 mm (dual seat)
Tank Capacity
12.5 Litres
Kerb Weight (no fuel)
198 kg
Payload
200 kg
Front Tyre
100/90-18
Rear Tyre
130/70-18
Front Brake
320 mm disc, ABS
Rear Brake
240 mm disc, ABS

An Authentic Past, Reborn

Makes You Grin

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