Royal Enfield is testing an updated version of the Continental GT 650. Few spy shots of the test mule have surfaced. Most likely, it is the BS6 compliant model that should hit the showrooms early next year.
The test bike looks very similar to the current model of the Continental GT 650. However, it does have a couple of new elements. First, there is an extended portion at the end of both the exhausts. We hope that these are just for testing purposes and wouldn’t make it to the final model as they really look hideous. Or would it really matter because most of the 650 owners usually slap on an aftermarket exhaust?
The rear seat cowl is of a new design. It appears that it is mounted on the stock seat that you get with the Continental GT 650. This means to mount the new cowl, you wouldn’t need to switch to the solo seat. This would be a good accessory.
Both the 650 Twins offer a lot of displacement for their price. RE simply nailed it with the pricing and of course, with the bikes. Launched late in 2018, the 650 Twins have been selling in very good numbers. 47bhp and 52Nm, figures that would attract many bikers.
Since the BS6 emission regulations will be put into effect from 1st April 2020, the updated Continental GT 650 would be launched well before that. Also, the same changes would be made in the Interceptor 650 and that too would see the light of the day along with the CGT 650.