Eicher Motors on Tuesday expanded its motorcycle range in the country with the launch of ‘Continental GT’ priced at Rs 2.05 lakh (on-road Delhi).
Royal Enfield, the Chennai-based arm of the company, currently sells various models including Bullet, Classic and Thunderbird.
The new RE flagship will be sold in two colours, red and yellow only. Powering the Continental GT will be a single cylinder air cooled 535cc engine delivering 29PS of power and 44Nm of peak torque and will come mated to a five-speed gearbox. RE has developed the chassis in collaboration with UK based Harris performance. The front suspension has 41mm telescopic forks while the rear has Paioli twin gas-charged shock absorbers. The bike is shod with Pirelli Sport Demon tyres and brembo brakes.
The Continental GT is manufactured at the company’s plant in Oragadam near Chennai. The company is expanding its manufacturing capacity to 2.5 lakh units by 2014.