Royal Enfield motorcycles are known for their thumping exhaust sound, relaxed cruising and retro styling. Off late, Royal Enfield had also tried its hand, foraying into more stylish segments like the Café Racer and Continental GT.
Both the Café Racer and Continental GT use a 500 cc mill and are currently on sale. For quite some time now, Royal Enfield has also been extensively testing a new version of its Continental GT which sports a much bigger engine in both India and in Europe. This particular variant was recently spotted testing on the roads of Chennai.
The Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 shares its chassis with the Royal Enfield Continental GT. But, it also gets a revised sub frame pointing to some inadvertent design changes that may be seen in the higher displacement model. While the 500 cc Continental GT gets a clip on handle bars, its bigger brother GT 750 gets club man handlebars. Also, the tachometer sporting single digits suggest that this might be an export spec model as the Continental GT sold in India gets a double-digit tachometer.
As per specs are concerned, the new Royal Enfield Continental GT will be powered by a twin cylinder mill displacing 750 cc. The engine might use an oil cooler instead of getting cooled by liquid. Power produced is expected to be between 45-60 bhp, up from the comparatively modest 29 bhp from the 500 cc mill. The engine is also reported to have a 270-degree firing order.17 inch wheels with a 120 section tyres at the front and 160 section at the rear are expected.
Look wise, the 750 GT will get some cosmetic changes to differentiate it from its smaller sibling. Notable changes include a new clubman handlebars, higher positioned rear turn indicators, top positioning of the gas shocks and most importantly, left side positioning of the chain and sprocket and dual exhausts.
While Royal Enfield has not committed about the launch of the Royal Enfield GT 750 , the company’s plan of launching new product every year till 2018 might suggest that GT 750 might find itself in showrooms by end of 2017.