Indian Cricketer Mohammed Shami buys a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

Mohammed Shami, an Indian cricketer, just purchased a new Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 motorcycle. Mr. Clean, the highest-end variety, was his choice. The motorcycle’s gasoline tank is essentially chrome-plated. It starts at Rs. 3.31 lakhs ex-showroom, whilst the Continental GT 650 starts at Rs. 3.05 lakhs ex-showroom.

Royal Enfield’s GT 650 is the company’s current flagship model. The GT 535 was Royal Enfield’s flagship motorcycle prior to the GT 650. GT 535 is no longer available. Royal Enfield is working on a number of new motorcycles, one of which might become the company’s new flagship.

Indian Cricketer Mohammed Shami buys a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
Indian Cricketer Mohammed Shami buys a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

Because of its Cafe racer design language, many people consider the Continental GT 650 to be one of the most beautiful bikes. In today’s world, there aren’t many companies who make cafe racers. The motorcycle features clip-on handlebars, a circular halogen headlamp, a racing cowl, a 12.5-litre petrol tank, and blacked-out spoked wheels.

The Continental GT 650 comes with a variety of Royal Enfield accessories. Touring seats, engine guards, racing single-seat cowls, fly screens, reservoir caps, oil filter caps, bar-end finishers, heel guards, swingarm bobbins, sump guard, fork gaiters, intake covers, bar-end mirrors, and touring mirrors are also available. Soft pannier rails, water-resistant coverings, and black soft panniers are also available from Royal Enfield.

Indian Cricketer Mohammed Shami buys a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
Indian Cricketer Mohammed Shami buys a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

The GT 650 is powered by a fuel-injected, four-stroke, parallel-twin petrol engine that is air-oil cooled and has a displacement of 648 cc. It has a maximum power output of 47 horsepower at 7,150 rpm and a peak torque output of 52 Nm at 5,250 rpm. It’s mated to a 6-speed transmission with a slip-and-assist clutch. A 270-degree crank is used to give the engine a deep rumbling sound. Furthermore, Royal Enfield claims that up to 80% of torque is accessible at 2,500 rpm. The engine is noted for its smooth operation and high torque output.

There are four colours in addition to Mr. Clean. British Racing Green and Rocker Red are two of the colours available. Ex-showroom, these are priced at Rs. 3.05 lakhs. DUX Deluxe and Ventura Storm are two other options. Both are available for Rs. 3.14 lakhs ex-showroom.

A 320 mm disc in the front and a 240 mm disc in the back are in charge of braking. A dual-channel anti-lock braking system is standard on the motorcycle. 18-inch spoked wheels are used by Royal Enfield. The front tyres are 100/90, while the back tyres are 130/70. The tube-type tyres are sourced from Ceat.

The chassis is of a tubular frame with bolted trussing. It was designed by Harris Performance. Suspension duties are done by telescopic forks in the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. The front is a 41 mm unit with 110 mm of travel whereas the rear one has 88 mm of travel and gets a pre-load adjustment. The seat height of the Continental GT 650 is 804 mm. The motorcycle is on the heavier side as it weighs 202 kgs without fuel.

Royal Enfield is working on a lot of motorcycles for the Indian market. This month they will launch the Hunter 350 and later this year they will launch the much-awaited Super Meteor 650. They earlier launched the Classic Reborn, Scram 411 and Meteor 350. All of them have received a good response. 

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