The Continental GT 650 rendered with café racer design and modern parts like an LED headlamp and upside down forks
Thanks to the aggressive pricing from Royal Enfield, the 650 Twins are selling in good numbers. But the 650 Twins doesn’t come with modern features like LED headlamps, which is available even in entry-level scooter models now. Rahul Manohar published a couple of renderings of Continental GT 650 with some design tweaks.
In the first rendering, he replaced the stock round headlamp unit with a café racer half fairing and the visor is finished in black colour. The stock headlamp has been replaced by LED headlamp and the bike is finished in Ice Queen colour. The rendered bike looks like BMW R nineT, which also comes with a similar design theme like this.
The changes on the second rendering compared to the stock model are bar end mirrors, which give a retro-look for the bike along with LED headlamps, golden colour for the forks and black finish for the spoke wheels, engine and fenders. The Continental GT 650 is finished in Ravishing Red colour from the Interceptor 650 series.
The LED headlamps and upside forks on the rendering come from the recently launched Honda CB300R, which gets a modern along with retro design theme and it is also price range is similar to 650 Twins. The small tweaks on the design theme really goes well with the overall design theme and we really hope that Royal Enfield will notice it.
Among Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650, the latter is more popular among customers because of the riding position, which is relaxed compared to the slightly committed position of Continental GT 650. Most of the mechanical parts are the same for both bikes like engine, gearbox, brakes, wheels etc.
The 650 Twins are powered by 648 cc twin-cylinder fuel injected engine producing 47 bhp of power at 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm of torque at 5,250 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and these are the first R.E models to come with a slipper clutch. The company has given 320 mm disc at front and 240 mm disc at rear with dual-channel ABS as standard.