The importance of cafe racers in motorcycle history is paramount to the culture we know and love today. Royal Enfield has played a big part in this entire style of bikes dating all the way back to the 1950s when the original Continental GT 250 reigned supreme. The 2022 Royal Enfield Continental GT650 takes everything we love about the older 250 and effortlessly translates to our modern era of motorcycle riding.
When putting the current GT650 next to its relic GT 250 brother, it’s easy to instantly recognize the DNA and what makes the GT650 a truly special motorcycle model to have in their 2022 lineup. From a visual standpoint, RE hit a home run when it comes to capturing the true essence of what it means to be a cafe racer thanks to its simple lines and unlimited call-backs to its predecessor from the past.
Sharing the same mill as its less aggressive INT 650 brother, the Continental GT650 carries itself into the future with its 648cc parallel-twin producing 47 horsepower and 38.3 lb-ft of torque. Pair this with a new set of shoes for 2022 that come in the form of a set of Ceat Zoom Cruz tires, this bike is ready for anything you can throw at it.
This year marks the 120th anniversary of Royal Enfield’s highly decorated motorcycle heritage, and as a result, 60 special edition models are available in four regions for those that are willing to pay the extra price to join in on the celebration. The 2022 Royal Enfield Continental GT650 120th Anniversary Edition comes complete with a fully blacked-out base, hand-painted pinstriping, special badging, and a handful of factory accessories to add a layer of elegance to an already handsome motorcycle, perfect for any enthusiast of this British manufacturer.
The 2022 Royal Enfield Continental GT650 Twin starts at $6,199 USD / $TBA CAD
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