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Old 10th September 2013, 13:30   #61
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Default re: Royal Enfield Cafe Racer spotted testing. Edit: Now launched as Continental GT. Pg 10

Enfield revs up to launch Cafe Racer

http://www.telegraphindia.com/113090...y_17300603.jsp
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Default re: Royal Enfield Cafe Racer spotted testing. Edit: Now launched as Continental GT. Pg 10

All set for launch tomorrow at Ace Cafe, London. Quite a lineup aint'it?

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Default re: Royal Enfield Cafe Racer spotted testing. Edit: Now launched as Continental GT. Pg 10

Autocar India review & test ride of Continental GT.

http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-rev...de-356754.aspx
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Autocar India review & test ride of Continental GT.

http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-rev...de-356754.aspx
As per the review, Promising handling, stability, braking and fit and finish.

But engine performing similar to the C5s?? Expected more from it. :(

But on the brighter side, its a bit more rev happy. Hope the stability and vibrations are well sorted out at 100-120 kmph range.

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But engine performing similar to the C5s?? Expected more from it. :(
Even worse than I expected with all 10+ years of RE ownership behind me.

The answer to my earlier question - saaar, how fast does it go.

130 kmph true. Tops.
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Even worse than I expected with all 10+ years of RE ownership behind me.

The answer to my earlier question - saaar, how fast does it go.

130 kmph true. Tops.

Yep. True should be 130 ish! Hope it atleast gets there faster! After making it almost 20 kgs lighter and almost a 9 BHP bump Is that all you can manage?? I sincerely hope that 140kmph mentioned was a Typo!
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Default re: Royal Enfield Cafe Racer spotted testing. Edit: Now launched as Continental GT. Pg 10

Overdrive has just posted the specs for the Continental GT

https://twitter.com/odmag/status/377746564502278144

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Overdrive has just posted the specs for the Continental GT

https://twitter.com/odmag/status/377746564502278144

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WTH?? 29.1 BHP?? Initially it was said to be about 34 bhp right? Or Am I wrong?

And did I read it correctly that the front brakes are actually Brembo??
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Default re: Royal Enfield Cafe Racer spotted testing. Edit: Now launched as Continental GT. Pg 10

Just 2hp and slightly less than 3nm more than the TB500,. Thats just around the same difference between the Std 500 and Lightening 535.
And I read somehwere this would be close to atleast 35-38 bhp with a good top end to match.
Disappointed as I had this bike in mind as a replacement for my Std 500.
The pricing will make is more not worth it.
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Now I agree whole heartedly to everyone saying its not woth it!! It should definitely be placed under 2 lacs... But even at just under 2 lacs, Duke 200 is a far better choice considering the fact that it does nothing better than a D200!! Seriously disappointing stuff RE..! No wonder why the reviewers found it similar to C5!
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Default re: Royal Enfield Cafe Racer spotted testing. Edit: Now launched as Continental GT. Pg 10

What is it going to be priced? 2L? Wow, that is some seriously crazy pricing. But trust me, there will be waiting periods and people willing to wait waiting periods for this bike.

RE is laughing its way to the bank - with new recruits.

Happy thumping guys.
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Default re: Royal Enfield Cafe Racer spotted testing. Edit: Now launched as Continental GT. Pg 10

Their Webpage is up with Specs 360 view and more...

http://royalenfield.com/continentalgt/
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Default re: Royal Enfield Cafe Racer spotted testing. Edit: Now launched as Continental GT. Pg 10

The tyre specs look as if they are going to be tubeless.
If yes,it will be good news for existing classic owners,at least for the rear rim.
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Default re: Royal Enfield Cafe Racer spotted testing. Edit: Now launched as Continental GT. Pg 10

Waiting for the parts to arrive at the showrooms! The tank and rims look sweet!
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Default re: Royal Enfield Cafe Racer spotted testing. Edit: Now launched as Continental GT. Pg 10

This is fine job for a factory spec cafe racer at least visually. They got most of the elements of a cafe racer right.
Considering how RE is pricing their other obsolete models these days a 2 L price for this does not seem unreasonable if only for its visual appeal. Also the duke may be a far better machine mechanically but it definitely cannnot match this thing in terms of pure street cred and coolness factor.
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