Royal Enfield will soon launch the most-awaited models, Royal Enfield 650 twins, Interceptor and the Continental GT. Royal Enfield bikes are in high demand just because of it classy and stylish presence. Although, the launch of the new segment bikes will change the thought of Royal Enfield fans as the company has done a brilliant job with the upcoming models. These models will be a perfect combination of speed and looks. Recently, the extremely transformed Continental GT 650 has reported a maximum speed of 241kmph on the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats.
The transformed version of Continental GT 650 was a part of the Bonneville Speed Week and sent to the popular Bonneville Salt Flats in North Western Utah in the US. Bonneville Salt Flats is a popular place which has enabled many racers to set records and this time Continental GT 650 was all set to make a fresh speed record. Presumably, the motorcycle is based on the LockStock, RE’s custom top-end drag bike, revised by Harris Performance, a subordinate of Eicher-owned S&S Cycle Inc.
The bike was ridden by Cayla Rivas, who is just 18 years old and won world speed record 12-times. She had established a new record by riding the bike at top speed 150 mph (241.40 kmph) at Bonneville Salt Flats. Cayla Rivas is the daughter of former National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) bike racer, Chris Rivas. It seems that it just a beginning as Cayla Rivas will definitely set more records like this in future. The success was posted on Instagram by Siddhartha Lal, however, the record has not yet achieved a formal FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) certification.
The bike manufacturer has not yet officially revealed the features and other details, but in the images, we can notice some major alterations. The motorcycle is now free from all extraneous exterior designs to drop the heaviness. The Continental GT is equipped with a latest front fender, headlamp cluster, and distinct rear fender. The bike is assumed to be featuring Ohlins suspension arrangement, modified chassis and swingarm, and NOS (nitrous oxide) for the high-performance. WIthout any doubt, the engine is also revised hence, the record of 20 runs and 241kmph (150mph) is successfully accomplished.
The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 is expected the be introduced in the global market this month. The bikes are already revealed globally. The bikes will be running on 649cc parallel-twin engine generating 47 PS of power and 52 NM of torque. It would be great if both the models are released in India as well. The Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650 is expected to be priced nearly Rs 3 lakh and Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. Both will rival against Harley-Davidson Street 750, Harley-Davidson Street Rod and the Kawasaki Z650, after launch.
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