The Dyno test video of the Royal Enfield is out and the results are as expected. The test was done on both 650cc models, The Interceptor 650 and the GT 650. For comparison sake, we are also measuring the power of KTM Duke 390, which is almost as powerful as both Royal Enfield motorcycles.
Since the day it was launched, the Ktm Duke 390 has remained the most bang for buck motorcycle in India. It was the king until the launch of Royal Enfield Continental GT 650, which seemingly replaced the Duke from its throne. The GT 650 is more powerful on the paper, with a 650cc oil cooled parallel twin engine which produces 47 HP and 52 Nm of torque. As a result, people are convinced that the Duke 390 is no longer a performance option when it comes to buying a performance bike in Rs. 2 to Rs. 3 lakh price range. Let us discuss Pros and Cons of buying a KTM Duke 390 over Royal Enfield Continental GT 650.
I was chatting with one of my friends earlier, about the plans for his future bike. He told me that, Benelli 600i seems like a good option, for his touring and amateur racing. Without wasting a single second, I said “Why not one of the 650 twins”, and no, I wasn’t and still am not promoting any Royal Enfield products. My reaction was the outcropping of the “Not yet confirmed fact” that the new twin cylinder motorcycles will be priced under Rs 3 lakh.
It is a very special custom bike, not only because it looks ultra sick. But because it hides a lot of secret reasons for its success inside it. So let’s take a look the Top 5 reasons why this Royal Enfield custom is so special-
People are freaking out over the Royal Enfield’s record at the Bonneville dry salts. The company set a top speed of 240 km/h with their Continental GT 650. It’s a good speed but I am here to tell you that why it isn’t all that impressive.
Was the limited Edition Royal Enfield Pegasus special? is a question which can be asked throughout the ages. According to the Disney, Pegasus was a flying horse for the Hercules but according to the Greek mythology, it belonged to Bellerophon, which was another Greek Hero. In modern times, we have quite a similar situation. According to the Royal Enfield, the Pegasus is a limited edition classic series motorcycle which is dedicated to the World War- II (WW2) veterans.
While searching for the answer to “Why Royal Enfield vibrates?” I stumbled upon different sets of answers. Some of them said, that it is due to the “Air-fuel” mixture ratio, some said that it is because of the long stroke cylinder design, which inherently makes more vibrations. So I went on a journey deep within the internet to identify the main culprit of Vibrations so we can create a smooth running Royal Enfield engine.
In today’s world of Motorcycling, Royal Enfield is mainly known for making low powered single cylinder bikes, who are good enough to ride around town at the speed of 80 km/h. This wasn’t the case back in the day. In 1960’s, Royal Enfield used to make twin cylinder roadsters which could do a 100 Miles per hour easily. One such bike was Royal Enfield Interceptor (1960), which was the fastest motorcycle the company has ever made.
Classic 350 as the name suggests has a 346 cc engine yet it still can give you fuel efficiency of 40 km/l. Comparing different engines in its class we can see that the 375 cc engine on the Duke 390 return 25-30 km/l and 375 ccs triple spark on Dominar 400 returns around 28-35 km/l. Both of them are awesome performers but lose to Classic 350 in terms of fuel average or mileage. So let’s take a look behind the engine of the Classic 350 to understand how it can deliver higher average figure.
We are again talking about the Royal Enfield, but if a company has been around for more than 100 years, then they deserve to be talked about. Today we are discussing a motorcycle which apparently left the country a few months back because it wasn’t receiving any love from the people. On the other hand, people say that the bike wasn’t everything they had hoped for. So let’s just take a deep breath and understand all the reasons why the Continental GT was a great bike and also why it wasn’t. Let’s talk about the positives first.