Two near-production ready Royal Enfield motorcycles have been caught on camera, sitting in a car park in India. One is the parallel-twin cylinder Continental GT, which we’ve seen on several occasions – but the other, a retro styled motorcycle with an uncanny resemblance to Triumph’s Bonneville, has never been seen before.

With no camouflage hiding the finer details, it appears both motorcycles are built around the same chassis – and use the same engine, brakes and suspension too. However, the café racer styled Continental GT features a rider only saddle and a clip-on handlebar, while its retro styled sibling features a pillion seat and a single-piece handle.

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It is rumoured that the new engine features a displacement of 750cc. It is expected to feature dual overhead camshafts and oil cooling – while power and torque outputs are likely to be around 50bhp and 60Nm respectively, with a six-speed transmission.

Of course, we’re still awaiting Royal Enfield to announce official details about its new machines, but we should expect to see the production ready models by the end of this year.

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Ross Mowbray

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