Royal Enfield has launched the 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer in the United Kingdom, in front of the Ace Cafe in London, the home of the cafe racer. About 48 lucky people had been given the opportunity to be among the first to burn up the new cafe racer from the Ace Cafe to Brighton, with a stop at the historic Brooklands museum, for the International launch of the Continental GT.
The 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT is powered by Firm’s new 535cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine which has been developed from the Unit Construction Engine that currently powering Royal Enfield’s 500 models. The new engine has a 87mm bore instead of the old’s 84mm and also comes with an all-new ECU fuel mapping, giving it more power with a total an output of 28.7 hp at 5100 rpm and 32.5 ft-lb. at 4000 rpm compared to the old 499cc engine’s with 26.8 hp at 5250 rpm and 30.5 ft-lb. at 4000 rpm.
The 535cc engine which is mounted in a twin downtube cradle frame features the Keihin fuel injection system and is linked to a 5 speed manual gearbox. Suspension consist of a 41mm telescopic front fork with 110mm of travel and twin gas-charged rear shock absorbers from Paioli with 80mm of travel. Breaking duties are taken by two-piston floating caliper front brake and single-piston rear brake caliper.
The 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT sits on 18 inch spoked wheels wrapped in Pirelli Sport Demon tires. As you can see, the new cafe racer features classic styling, Harris-designed frame, Kick/Electric start, 31.5-inch seat height, as well as has a 3.6-gallon fuel tank and a claimed kerb weight of 405.6 pounds.
Official UK pricing has yet to be announced, while US availability for the Continental GT is expected to begin early next year.