2016 Royal Enfield Continental GT

2016 Royal Enfield Continental GT Buyer's Guide | Specs & Price
2016 Royal Enfield Continental GT

If you dismiss the 2016 Royal Enfield Continental GT as a museum piece, you are making a big mistake. Although Royal Enfield perfectly hits the mark on retro café racer styling, the Continental GT has an impressive number of modern features.

In addition to a Keihin EFI system, the Continental GT also has electric start, Brembo braking, Paioli reservoir shocks, and Pirelli rubber. Power output is modest, but maximum torque it created at just 4000 rpm; the period appropriate, slightly undersquare overhead valve motor puts out useful power. Ergonomics sit right between clip-ons and upright, while the cowled solo seat looks just right. If this doesn’t authentically take you back to the glory days of British café racing, with its bar-end mirrors, not many new motorcycles will.

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2016 Royal Enfield Continental GT Specs


  • Motor: OHV single
  • Bore x stroke: 87 x 90mm
  • Displacement: 535cc
  • Max. power: 29 bhp @ 5100 rpm
  • Max. torque: 33 ft/lbs @ 4000 rpm
  • Cooling: Air
  • Compression ratio: 8.5:1
  • Fuel delivery: Keihin EFI
  • Ignition: Digital electronic ignition
  • Starting : Electric and kick
  • Transmission: Constant-mesh five-speed
  • Clutch: Wet multiplate
  • Primary drive: Duplex chain and sprocket
  • Final drive: Chain


  • Frame: Twin downtube cradle
  • Front suspension: 41mm forks; 4.3 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Twin spring-preload adjustable Paioli piggyback reservoir shocks; 3.1 inches of travel
  • Front brake: Brembo 300mm floating disc w/ two-piston floating caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ single-piston floating caliper
  • Front tire: 100/90-18; Pirelli Sport Demon
  • Rear tire: 130/70-18; Pirelli Sport Demon


  • Seat height: 31.5 inches
  • Wheelbase: 53.5 inches
  • Fuel tank capacity: 3.6 gallons
  • Wet weight : 406 pounds
  • Estimated fuel economy: 75 mpg
  • Warranty: Two-year unlimited

2016 Royal Enfield Colors:

  • GT Black
  • GT Red
  • GT Yellow

2016 Royal Enfield Continental GT Price:

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