We haven’t ridden the brand new Royal Enfield Continental GT yet, but early reviews are positive. The 648 cc parallel twin has the vintage look dialed in, and is reportedly a smooth, easy-going ride.
It’s expected to retail for between $5,999 and $6,749 (depending on color) when it hits dealers next year. Which also makes it excellent value—especially if you’re looking for a brand new bike to customize.
Enfield themselves are pushing the custom angle hard with the Continental GT, and its more neutrally styled stable mate, the Interceptor. They’ve already handed bikes over to top customizers to work their magic—including our good friend Winston Yeh, at Rough Crafts in Taiwan.
Winston came away impressed when he first test rode the Continental GT: “It was way beyond my expectations.…