Planning to buy RE Continental GT 650? Here are the pros and cons

The Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is the cafe racer variant of the RE 650 Twins. Here’s a look at its pros and cons.

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Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is priced at Rs. 2.98 lakh (ex-showroom)

NS Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is a cafe racer-style model of Royal Enfield 650 Twins, which also includes the retro roadster, Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. Powered by a modern, 648 cc, parallel-twin engine that makes 47 bhp at 7,150 rpm and 52 Nm of peak torque at 5,250 rpm. The six-speed gearbox is a sleek-shifting unit, and the parallel-twin engine delivers smooth performance, with a nice burbling exhaust note coming from the twin pipes. Unlike the Interceptor 650, the Continental GT 650 has a more cafe racer-style riding position.

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Royal Enfield Continental GT 650. New colors have also been introduced

The slightly sporty seating position is also not committed. You just lean forward enough that the motorcycle gives you a cool look. And if it weren’t for the exhaust, the Continental GT 650 doesn’t shy away from corners either, and offers a great handling machine. Overall, it’s a good, practical and reasonably affordable modern classic cafe racer that’s quite likeable, and offers a perfect bike as a daily commuter and short highway stunts. Here’s a look at its pros and cons.

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  1. Sophisticated engine with highly likeable performance.
  2. The sleek looks and balanced handling complement its sporty design.
  3. Affordable performance, affordable price.


  1. The committed riding position is not suitable for long rides.
  2. The instrument console could have contained more data and information.
  3. Lack of tubeless tires on stock wheels.

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