Finally something refreshing about the Cafe Racer that the India's most awaited motorcycle, the Continental GT (also known as the 'Cafe Racer'), will mark its birth in the United Kingdom. That's the mid-sized baby is to be born in its motherland. The reports claim that the bike will be launched by the end of this year in the UK. It means the Cafe Racer will get arrived only in the beginning of 2014 in India. It looks absolutely terrible for hardcore RE fanatics across the country.
The Cafe Racer, which was unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo marked a hyping response apart from visitors and RE fans across the world. And since then the world has been eagerly waiting for its official launch.
Earlier, we had reported when the Continental GT was caught testing as the CEO of Eicher Motors Ltd., Mr. Siddhartha Lal rode the machine from Goa to Mangalore via Gokarna. Eicher holds the ownership of RE.
The Continental GT is powered by a 535cc, air-cooled single engine. Its engine is a tuned up version of 500cc class RE engine, which is more powerful and produces more rev to the bike. Indeed the Cafe Racer is crafted to go in high speeds and to race. It is expected to generate a maximum power of 35 bhp and to clock a top speed of 160 km/h. The bike does have only a single seat. And it is apt to make long rides as well.
It's the design that makes the Cafe Racer a unique stuff among other machines. Its short handle bar which ensures a racing ambiance to the rider. The elongated gas tank, simple tail lamp, and minimalistic body make us felt a mixture sporty and classy.
The introduction of the Cafe Racer will definitely cause the sales of Triumph. It is expected that the Cafe Racer will be tagged a maximum of Rs. 2 lakh, which too cheap considering the price tag of Triumph motorcycles. Though it is not a fully comfortable bike just like the other RE siblings, the bike tags a uniqueness that is intended to ride fast. At the same time, it gives a classy touch too. This might be first time in the class. So RE would be carrying the advantage.
Meanwhile, the production will become a troubleshooter as the firm already needs months to deliver motorcycles after booking them. So RE might be increasing the production numbers next year.
The most awaited motorcycle of the country will debut by the end of 2013, in the UK.
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