Royal Enfield Discontinues Continental GT 535 in India | Here’s Why?

Automaker Royal Enfield has discontinued the Continental GT 535 Café Racer in India. It is worth mentioning here that Continental GT 535 was Royal Enfield’s first ever Café Racer bike in the country. According to the report, the bike manufacturer has discontinued the Continental GT 535 in India to make way for the all-new Continental GT 650 that was launched last year at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan.

Royal Enfield discontinues Continental GT 535 in India

The first ever café racer bike from Royal Enfield has been discontinued in India by the bike manufacturer. According to the report, the move to discontinue the Enfield Continental GT 535, is aimed at making way the more powerful Continental GT 650 from Royal Enfied. The new Continental GT 650 is likely to go on sale later this year.

Since the production of the GT 535 has already been discontinued, all the authorized Royal Enfield dealers across the country are currently clearing the stocks. Though the Continental GT 535 was never a great seller for the bike manufacturer but it was appreciated by the bike enthusiasts.

Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 to make way for powerful GT 650

The Continental GT 535 is reported to one of the most ambitious product from Royal Enfield that kick-started motorcycle revolution for Royal Enfield a couple of years ago. The café racer showcased the linkage to its British legacy. The outgoing Continental GT model is soon going to be replaced effectively by the more powerful, all-new Royal Enfield Continental GT 650. The new GT from Royal Enfield is slated to on sale later this year.

Production of Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 to continue for export

As per the report, the bike-maker has discontinued the Continental GT 535 in India but the report also motions that the bike will continue to be manufactured at Royal Enfield’s facility in India just for export. Those who have booked their Continental GT 535 before November 2017 will get the deliveries of the outgoing Royal Enfield café racer bike.

While the 535-cc single-cylinder, Continental GT 535 bike that comes paired to a 5-speed gearbox is priced about Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. The new Continental GT 650 which would debut in India soon will be priced between Rs. 3-4 lakh.

Source: NDTV

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