Friday, 5 April 2013


Royal Enfield Cafe Racer, which is from one of the leading bike manufacturers in India, made its first public appearance three years back at the 2010 Auto Expo, Delhi. With the testing prototypes are doing rounds, it looks like Royal Enfield is about to launch the much awaited bike soon. Some of the images hint that it has been christened as Royal Enfield Continental GT. The Royal Enfield fans would know that Royal Enfield had launched a bike back in 70's with a similar name Continental GT250, which also had typical cafe racer attributes with a fiber fuel tank. 



2013 Royal Enfield Cafe Racer 535 Specifications:
Engine : 535cc
Maximum Power : 36 Bhp (Expected)
Gears : 5 Speed
Cooling Type : Air Cooling
Suspension(Front) : Telescopic Hydraulic
Suspension(Rear) : Twin Shock Absorbers
Brakes : Disc brake 280 mm front, 200mm rear
Speedometer : Analogue
Fuel Gauge : Analogue
Self Start : Yes
Tubeless : Yes
Step-up Seat : Yes

The Royal Enfield Cafe Racer will also be the first Royal Enfield bike to feature the newly developed 535cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, fuel injected engine, which is claimed to develop a maximum power output of 36bhp. Royal Enfield Cafe Racer will also use a twin-spar tubular steel frame designed by Harris Engineering. The suspension has also been upgraded,  which will now use telescopic forks upfront, and a set of gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear bolted onto an elliptical tube swingarm. The braking system will be equipped with the discs at both front and rear wheels. Additionally, Royal Enfield will offer a wide range of accessories like aluminium fenders instead of plastic, aluminium upper and lower triple brackets, two different exhaust systems, cafĂ© and clubman handlebars.

Royal Enfield Cafe Racer is going to be launched in USA sometime in June-July, 2013. After the American launch, it will be launched in India by 2013-end and will be available as 2014 model. Keeping the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 pricing in mind, we are expecting the Cafe Racer to come around a price of Rs. 1.60 lakh. 

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