A pre-production test mule of the upcoming Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 cc twin-cylinder motorcycle has been spied for the very first time on Indian soil.
The test-mule spotted in India gets matte-black twin exhausts, instead of the chrome units seen on the previous spyshots in Spain. Other changes visible on the spotted here include a new rear suspension setup, revised turn indicator placement and chain and sprocket placement on the left side. The model spotted here also features a café racer like rear-end, similar to that of the regular Continental GT.
Since the only spy picture available is of the rear, it is difficult to comment on the design of the bike. Although the prototype does look largely similar to the Continental GT currently sold. It is being believed that Royal Enfield is only using the Continental GT’s body as a disguise and the new twin-cylinder engine will be introduced on a completely new product.
However, we can’t deny the fact that one of the variants on this new platform could be a café-racer. The company hasn’t yet made any official statement on the upcoming twin-cylinder motorcycle, and details are scarce at the moment, speculations suggest that the 750 cc twin-cylinder engine will develop 45-50 bhp of power and 50-60 Nm of torque.
The upcoming flagship motorcycle from Royal Enfield will compete with the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Street Rod 750. It will be built at the company’s upcoming Vallam Vadagal plant which will be operational by later this-year. The first phase of production at this new plant located on outskirts of Chennai will start in Q2 2017.
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