2013 Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer - Page 2 - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Biker Hang-Out The Biker Cafe' at the end of the Universe. C'mon in, we talk everything about motorcycles on Earth and beyond.


Sponsored by: Motorcycle Accessory Discount Superstore

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 10:19 AM
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: mildly caff'd 2009 T-100
 
boudiepitbull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 1,227
Other Motorcycle: 2012 Thruxton
Extra Motorcycle: 2010 T-100 w/Cozy sidecar
It's a really pretty bike. If it can achieve double digit speeds it can compete with my GF's Guzzi V7 Racer...

The "Earth" without "art" is just... "Eh"
boudiepitbull is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 10:27 AM
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Supernova
Main Motorcycle: '08 Triumph Bonneville
 
leftarmlogan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: I'm living in my own private Pittsburgh
Posts: 22,565
Other Motorcycle: '65 Ducati 350 Sebring
Extra Motorcycle: '14 Triumph Thruxton 900
I think it could be an interesting choice depending on its price. Obviously, the proddy version won't have Ohlins but I see there's a kicker on it. I'd like to see that make production.

It could be a good second bike in lieu of an actual classic since it will have a warranty. Plus, with RE's spotty reliability, it will be like owning an actual classic.

"It's a great day for hockey" - "Badger" Bob Johnson

Sometimes you just have to go out to the beaver dam with a machete and start chopping wood
leftarmlogan is online now  
post #13 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 10:57 AM
Senior Member
SuperStock
Main Motorcycle: 09 Bonneville SE
 
Kito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 210
Other Motorcycle: I wish
The original Continental GT was a 250cc, how big is this version? My second bike, when I was 17, was a RE Crusader Sports and of course I lusted after the GT, it was all I ever wanted untill I moved up the displacement ladder.
So yes this new RE brings back all the excitement of motorcycling in the 60's, I love it! But how big is it?
Kito is offline  
post #14 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 11:27 AM
Senior Member
SuperStock
Main Motorcycle: Street Triple R 2009
 
bucksfizz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somerset, England
Posts: 208
Other Motorcycle: US spec '68 Bonneville
Extra Motorcycle: US spec '74 Trident T150V
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by HAP View Post

The last great 500 RE 1969. Ironically badged as an Indian.
The engine looks like a high camshaft Velocette to me.
bucksfizz is online now  
post #15 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 11:53 AM
Senior Member
Pole Position
Main Motorcycle: Kawasaki W800
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Colne.Lancashire.UK
Posts: 3,238
Other Motorcycle: 1972 Suzuki Hustler
This is a Velocette engined, Indian badged hybrid, put together by Floyd Clymer in the late 60's. It has nothing to do with Royal Enfield.
M.G.Vig is online now  
post #16 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 04:29 PM
HAP
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by M.G.Vig View Post
This is a Velocette engined, Indian badged hybrid, put together by Floyd Clymer in the late 60's. It has nothing to do with Royal Enfield.

You are correct MG. I found the specs under Indian with the story. I had found the picture in Royal Enfield history search. Incorrectly labeled. sorry about that.
post #17 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 04:42 PM
HAP
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Parallel twin Chief.

post #18 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 07:38 PM
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Supernova
Main Motorcycle: '08 Triumph Bonneville
 
leftarmlogan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: I'm living in my own private Pittsburgh
Posts: 22,565
Other Motorcycle: '65 Ducati 350 Sebring
Extra Motorcycle: '14 Triumph Thruxton 900
Well, HAP, you could have looked at the gas tank where it says Indian Velo 500.


"It's a great day for hockey" - "Badger" Bob Johnson

Sometimes you just have to go out to the beaver dam with a machete and start chopping wood
leftarmlogan is online now  
post #19 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 09:49 AM
HAP
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by leftarmlogan View Post
Well, HAP, you could have looked at the gas tank where it says Indian Velo 500.

Sheesh Lefty. Bash me for using spell check, slap me around for not wearing my reading glasses when posting photos. What next, comments about the depends?
post #20 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 10:07 AM
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Supernova
Main Motorcycle: '08 Triumph Bonneville
 
leftarmlogan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: I'm living in my own private Pittsburgh
Posts: 22,565
Other Motorcycle: '65 Ducati 350 Sebring
Extra Motorcycle: '14 Triumph Thruxton 900
Hmm, that could be why you like sport bikes instead of cruisers. The poo goes straight out on a sport bike but on a cruiser, you have to sit in it all day.

"It's a great day for hockey" - "Badger" Bob Johnson

Sometimes you just have to go out to the beaver dam with a machete and start chopping wood
leftarmlogan is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
All posts must adhere to Forum Rules

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
If You Had To buy a Royal Enfield Gob-ny-geay Biker Hang-Out 22 10-11-2013 11:28 PM
Royal Enfield? throttlejockey154 Biker Hang-Out 19 03-18-2011 02:16 PM
Royal Enfield Cafe racer roswellj Club Cafe' 15 06-06-2010 06:04 PM
Royal Enfield ( I know, I know) sharpshooter Air Cooled Twins Talk 22 12-20-2006 04:25 AM
Royal Enfield bcohen Air Cooled Twins Talk 52 11-16-2005 12:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome