Royal Enfield has launched the 2023 Continental GT 650 with alloy wheels in the Indian market. The prices of the updated Continental GT start from Rs 3.19 lakh and go up to Rs 3.45 lakh for the top-spec variant, which is called Mr. Clean (the fuel tank is finished in chrome). As for the much-awaited alloy wheel-equipped variant, the Continental GT 650 costs Rs 3.39 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. Primarily, the new 650cc edition was introduced in the UK. Now in the home market, the two-wheeler manufacturer offers the new Continental GT with fresh updates such as new tyres, alloys, and new colours. However, the latest motorcycle does not get any mechanical changes. The bookings for the bike have already commenced pan-India.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650: New updates
The 650cc edition of the Continental GT gets a new LED headlight, in place of a halogen reflector headlight. The LED headlight looks identical to the one offered on the Super Meteor 650. Along with new levers, it also receives a new premium switchgear as standard that is done in aluminium.
Other updates for the 2023 Continental GT include alloy wheels that are equipped with Apex Grey and Slipstream Blue colour options. The 18-inch wheels are now wrapped in new Vredestein tyres as against the Ceat tyres. Moreover, it features a USB charging port on the left handlebar.
With respect to its colours, the latest bike comes in blacked-out versions that house blacked-out engine and exhaust parts. Besides, it is also available in Mr Clean, Dux Deluxe, British Racing Green, and Rocker Red paint options.
"We are certain that the new colours, especially the all-black variants with alloys, will definitely give customers more reason to ride these motorcycles, while the new functional upgrades will add to a fun and enjoyable riding experience", said B. Govindarajan, CEO, Royal Enfield.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650: Mechanical Specs
On the mechanical front, the latest offering from Royal Enfield remains the same. It is powered by a 648cc parallel-twin engine that generates 47bhp of power at 7,150rpm and 52Nm of torque at 5,250rpm. The air/oil-cooled engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
Even the chassis and suspension remain unchanged on the Continental GT 650. The suspension setup comprises 41mm forks at the front and dual coil-over shocks at the back. In terms of braking, the bike comes with a 320mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear.
As far as safety goes, the new motorcycle has a dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system), and it comes as standard.