Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 To Get Alloy Wheels Soon

The new iteration comes with a couple more interesting changes

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Spotted

A test mule of the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 has been spotted in Chennai, close to the bikemaker’s headquarters. What’s interesting is that it was seen with alloy wheels instead of the regular wire-spoke ones we’ve seen on the cafe racer. 

Royal Enfield also seems to be trying out different rim tapes for the wheels which might be offered as standard or as part of the MiY store.  The tyres seem to be the same tubeless CEATs that are currently offered on the Conti with a tube inside them.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Tail Lamp: Old vs New

The test mule also had a new, round tail lamp, similar to the one seen on the Royal Enfield Meteor 350

Why Alloys?

Alloy vs Spoked Wheels

Alloy wheels are a big boon on our Indian roads. While we get the charm and appeal of wire spoke wheels, repairing punctures becomes a big pain. So convenience over style could prove beneficial. 

Would Royal Enfield offer these rims as standard? Perhaps, on a few colour options like we have seen on the Classic 350’s Dark Stealth Black and Dark Gunmetal Grey colour schemes. The wheels can also be part of the company’s Make-it-Yours initiative where buyers can spec out their Royal Enfields with accessories and get it delivered straight from the factory.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
For the small styling updates, the next model could arrive shortly at a minor price premium. The wheels could retail at Rs 10,000 as an accessory. As for particular variants that will get the alloys, the prices are likely to go up by Rs 6,000-Rs 7,000 for the added convenience. We also expect the same bunch of changes to arrive on the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.

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Royal Enfield Continental GT 650

Rs 3,05,624(Ex-showroom, Delhi )
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