Saw one today.
Maybe an age thing, but it really floats my boat.
I think it has
the same engine as Jaffa's Lightning. So he should be able to tell you what it's like to live with?
if you want to experience the 'real deal' get an original, none of those poncey springs and disc brakes..
Royal Enfield Continental GT.
I like it. Maybe it's the combination of chrome and red paint again that does it for me. I bet it sounds nice too. The name is a bit odd. I bet it's great for pop pop popping into town but it's no continental grand tourer.
Would I be a rocker on it, or a hipster?
I don't think it's an age thing. I wouldn't have one but I think it looks pretty good.
I go to retails them and they do look fantastic, a chilled form of biking
You`ll need balls of steel, good teeth fillings for the vibes, £5k and a big tool box with an electrician thrown in.
Should be ok for a female rider though.
Looks lovely, but................
That does look nice, but apart from the looks there's not much to recommend it. The modern Enfield engines aren't too powerful, and I doubt the handling matches the looks, then we come to the brakes!
If that floats your boat, why not invest the same sort of money in an original (sic) Triton or something similar. You'll get rid of the depreciation (should appreciate instead), get free road tax, no MOT requirement (if built pre 1960), cheap classic insurance, better street cred and a more rideable bike.
Just my two pennorth,
The front brake and caliper on this is Brembo,
The dealer was at great pains to point that out to me,
I should imagine the set up is adequate for this size, power and weight,
Good looking bike
Seems good looking bike but not my type.
with negative thoughts had any experience of riding the bike,
Passes my house everyday on one, (well, on days it starts). Distinctive exhaust note. popadom, popadom, popadom
They look great
and are very nice to sit on at shows etc.
Not gonna burn up the highway; but very good around town and b-roads I would think.
If you can (or are looking to) ditch the whole speed thing and try a different riding world, I think you could have a winner
I had a test ride, and I have to say, I was impressed, for some very unusual reasons.
Yes it's slow, vibey, but yet it has a charm about it.
It's weaknesses are somehow what endear you to it.
I've never had so much fun at 50mph, and it was just like being 18 again.
It reminded me of the reasons I got into bikes in the first place, before I got into all this high performance nonsense,
One big fly in the ointment though.
For the same money, you could buy a new Yamaha MT07 or their recently reintroduced SR400, so you've really got to want an Enfield to justify the price.
As a second bike though, just for a gentle pootle around the lanes, I reckon this bike ticks a lot of boxes, but it's about two grand overpriced.
Shame, but perhaps you could recoup some of the cost in fuel savings.
Apparently these Royal Enfield's are good for 85mpg
But I'm thinking....oil leaks and unreliability...and .... Hard work up hills.
Isn't there some dude
building these 700cc V twins to order now? could be an option?