Royal Enfield Continental GT
535cc, OHV, pushrod single, cafe racer built for performance, poise and pose
▲ The Continental GT on the move. It's come a long way since the original Redditch-built Contis, and it looks good for a few more miles. Easy servicing, great parts availability, excellent fuel economy, and a decent (if not exactly cutting-edge) ride. So why the hell wouldn't you buy one? Go check out the competition and come back and tell us...
▲ Royal Enfield has done a great styling job with the Continental GT but some would say it was too late in arriving. Ten years ago, the world might have gasped. Today, the world simply nods approval. Would we buy one? Not at £5,200.
▲ The Continental GT is trying to tap into a new market, that being the new age fashionistas who have embraced the modern trendy Belstaff world. Sounds like a plan, but fashion is a fickle friend. That market might suddenly vanish up its own exhaust pipe. Royal Enfield would be well advised to remember that and stay close to its more traditional market. Love that red, huh?
▲ The Royal Enfield Continental GT is also available in yellow. What's surprised us a little is how tame the livery is on this bike. Perhaps Enfield is simply playing a very cautious hand rather than making a strong opening bet. And if so, perhaps that's the smart play. But we think it ought to have had more attitude, livery-wise. So what do you think?
£14.99 plus P&P
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