The dearly awaited Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 Cafe Racer is now speculated to make its debut in India in the month of October. If this is true, then the Cafe Racer is going to make its way in the Indian markets just after a month of its global sales debut in the UK, in the second week of September. Apparently, the United Kingdom is one among the top export markets of the Royal Enfield. The GT 535 is going to be a part of the flagship range of the top motorcycle brand. The abundantly publicized Cafe Racer or the Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 is on a path of becoming the fastest production bike so far, from the primeval motorcycle brand, Royal Enfield.
Not only this, the bike is also going to be the lightest and the most powerful of all the bikes from the company lately. This lightweight character is owned to the double cradle lightweight frame used in the GT 535 so as to keep its weight low.
The all new double cradle frame is specially engineered by the frame experts at Harris Engineering. The aficionados of the authentic Royal Enfield can expect this latest one to be as much as 15 Kgs lighter than the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 TBTS. The Thunderbird along with the other earlier productions of RE have been imparted with a frame of single downtube where the engine serves like a stressed member.
The Cafe Racer is powered by a single cylinder UCE engine of 535CC which brags of bigger control and longer piston than that of the UCE 500CC engines. The mill of this latest 535CC is going to have a remapped ECU along with a lighter flywheel. Thus, with all these additions, the bike will be imbibed with good enough in-gear acceleration as well as a maximum whack of more than 150 kmph.
The bike will be accessorized with the tyres from Pirelli, plus a couple of shock absorbers, that too gas charged, from Paioli. The bike will boast of disc brakes on its two sides. The modified frame and other features will add to the racy feel of the Cafe Racer and provide a sharper and better handling experience of the rider.
The price of the latest of the Royal Enfield is most probably kept a little more than 2 lakh rupees in the Indian subcontinent.
In the meantime, the production activity of the Royal Enfield bikes has commenced in the new establishment in Oragadam, Tamil Nadu. The entire manufacturing operations will be shifted here from the Tiruvottiyur factory in the due course of time. Once that is done, the Tiruvottiyur factory will be assuming the production of the Enfield engines.
The production of the RE bikes will be 175,000 units by the end of this year, while the same is expected to grow up to 250,000 by the end of next year. However, even the increase in production capacity is going to have only a marginal reduction of 6 months from 7 months, on the waiting time on the bikes.