In a bid to revive the Continental GT, Royal Enfield has today announced that the GT will be available in an all new GT green colour. They have simultaneously decided to discontinue their iconic Yellow colour due to decreased demand.
Recently we reported that the sales of the Continental GT have been on a downhill slide while other products from its range continue to grow in demand. In a last minute bid to give the Continental GT a fresh lease of life, the company today announced that the GT will now also be available in the GT green colour along with the existing GT Red and GT Black colours.
Launched in November 2013, the Continental GT is priced at INR 2.2 lakhs, On Road, Mumbai. It is powered by a 535 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled unit capable of 29.1 bhp at 5,100 rpm and 44 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, paired to a 5-speed gearbox.
The cafe racer gets a telescopic suspension up front, Paioli twin gas charged shock absorbers at the rear, a 300 mm Brembo floating disc at the front and a 240 mm disc at the rear, and Pirelli Sport Demon tyres.
Royal Enfield’s product portfolio extends to the Continental GT, the Thunderbird 350 and 500, the Classic series of 350 and 500, the Bullet 350 and 500 and the Bullet Electra. The brand will introduce its touring motorcycle, the Himalayan, in the weeks to come. Apart from entering a new segment, the Royal Enfield Himalayan will also introduce the new engine family for the company. It is set to be powered by a 431 cc single-cylinder engine which is reported to develop 30 bhp and 32 Nm of torque.