The Continental GT was once the flagship of Royal Enfield. For years, most people didn’t even know the brand was making a 535 cc cafe racer. Yes, this motorcycle has its issues, but it’s still considered one of the best cafe racers from any manufacturer. The Continental GT 535 was replaced by the Continental GT 650, the flagship motorcycle offered by Royal Enfield until the Super Meteor 650 came along.
Launched in 2018, the Continental GT 650 finally received a major update from Royal Enfield. The motorcycle has been given a cosmetic update, and now it’s getting some new features too. Here are five things to know about the 2023 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650.
2023 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650: Blacked-out version
Royal Enfield has added two new blacked-out versions to the 2023 Continental GT 650. They are Slipstream Blue and Apex Grey. Both versions have blacked-out engine casings and exhaust pipes. These new editions will be available alongside the current colorways of Mr Clean, Dux Deluxe, British Racing Green and Rocker Red.
2023 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650: OBD2 Ready
The Continental GT 650 is now OBD2 ready, which means it complies with the upcoming BS6 Stage II norms. The engine remains the same 648 cc air-oil cooled unit. It produces 47 bhp at 7,250 rpm and a peak torque output of 52 Nm at 5,150 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission with slip assist clutch.
2023 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650: Features
Royal Enfield has added a USB port to charge mobile devices. There’s also an LED headlight and a new rotary switchgear, both taken from the Super Meteor 650. The GT 650 is now also equipped with a hazard light switch.
Also read: Super Meteor vs Interceptor: Which Royal Enfield 650 cc bike should you choose?
2023 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650: alloy wheels
The black version also comes standard with alloy wheels. This means the motorcycle will come with tubeless tires. The tires will be sourced from Vredestein. Alloy wheels are also expected to be sold separately as original equipment.
2023 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650: Price
2023 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 starts at ¥319,000, rising to ¥345,000. Both prices are ex-showroom prices.
First published date: March 17, 2023 at 12:08pm CST