Unnaturally Aspirated - Royal Enfield Continental GT-T

Royal Enfield’s Continental GT has been with us for a few years now. A single cylinder 535cc fuel injected engine with a Harris Performance designed frame, Paioli shocks, Brembo brakes, classic retro looks and a reasonable price tag have made it one of the more common Royal Enfield models I see thumping around my hometown on a weekly basis. However, it could be said that the Conti is lacking in the power department. Even though the curb weight is around 180kg, its stock 29hp at 5100 rpm does leave you wanting more, especially if you're hitting the freeway.

Enter Ric Steele and his team at MotoMAX in Perth, Western Australia. Ric has been dealing Enfields in Perth’s north for a few years now and has been customising them since the day they first arrived at his store. Not one to shy away from new ideas, Ric thought it would be a good idea to participate in the inaugural Royal Enfield 31 Day Custom Bike Build Off and build a GT with a little more “T” than usual...and by “T” we are of course alluding to “Turbo”

Read the full article at www.returnofthecaferacers.com

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Comments (2)
  • This is inspiring. I owned one of these 'new classics' in Dubai and I customized it a little but never thought to turbo it. I love the creativity and the follow through to make something genuinely cool and interesting. Well done.

    1 year ago
  • A thing of beauty... Prety soon all bikes will be an-naturally aspirated, lets hope they dont lose their mojo.

    1 year ago

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