80s-Impressed Royal Enfield GT – BikeBound

Royal Enfield GT650 Cafe Racer

Hedgehog Bikes will get radical with the GT 650… 

The historical past of the Continental GT dates all the best way again to 1964, when it was one of many final bikes to roll out of Royal Enfield’s Redditch manufacturing facility earlier than it was shuttered in 1967. Quick ahead to 2018, and a contemporary incarnation of the Continental GT 650 appeared alongside its roadster sibling, the Interceptor 650, each using a brand-new 650cc air/oil-cooled parallel-twin engine.

Royal Enfield GT650 Cafe Racer

Royal Enfield revamped its manufacturing and quality-control strategies for these 650 twins, and the bike world took discover:

“The roadster Interceptor and its café-racer brother, the Continental GT, not solely lifted Enfield to an entire new stage, they’re even being thought of as credible rivals for the likes of Triumph’s Bonneville and Moto Guzzi’s V7, as nicely.” –MCN

Royal Enfield GT650 Cafe Racer

Royal Enfield labored with legendary British chassis builder Harris Efficiency to develop the Continental GT’s metal double-downtube cradle body, so it’s no shock the bike’s dealing with dynamics have been extensively lauded.

In the meantime, the 47-hp EFI parallel-twin engine might not look significantly spectacular on paper, nevertheless it’s a distinct matter on the rob with a handful of throttle:

“The 270-degree crank gives gobs of quick-revving torque that makes the engine surprisingly enjoyable to make use of, whether or not it’s zipping you out of tight visitors spots or blasting down your favourite twisty street.” –Cycle World

Not too long ago, we heard from our pals at Hedgehog Bikes, a French workshop that began as a storage of fanatics who constructed greater than 150 bikes of their first 8 years — discuss dedication! For the final two years, they’ve focused on the event of CNC / laser-cut elements and plug-n-play kits, particularly for Royal Enfield machines.

Luckily, they nonetheless discover time to construct machines like this one, in-built affiliation with Royal Enfield “Customized World” — bikes the model itself commissions from prime builders all over the world. Nicknamed the “Savage,” the bike was impressed by one of many Hedgehog crew’s greatest inspirations — the Nineteen Eighties. Which means boxy strains, flashy graphics, and daring colours.

“Our workshop let its intuition communicate to create this machine. Radically FLASHY, it embodies the 1980 technology, which represents our roots for us.”

Highlights embody the 80s-style rectangular entrance headlight with customized bikini fairing, fiberglass tail part with customized alcantara-clad saddle, stomach pan with built-in entrance spoiler, aluminum oil cooler cowl, CNC yokes, Öhlins rear shocks, and a full high-style handmade exhaust system.

Then there’s the paint, an eight-layer splash of sweet purple, black, and clear that appears straight from a late 80s or early 90s sport bike. The end result is without doubt one of the boldest Enfields we’ve seen — one which has us listening to the Miami Vice soundtrack beneath the double-piped growl of the engine.

Under, Hedgehog Bikes tells us extra in regards to the construct.

Continental GT Customized: Within the Builder’s Phrases…

Royal Enfield GT650 Cafe Racer

The Hedgehog workshop unveils its radical model of the Continental GT650. Sauvage is a paradox, aggressive in its strains however reassuring in its ornament impressed by the Nineteen Eighties. A mixture of enjoyable and efficiency. All its elements are developed on CAD, then machined or lower utilizing machine instruments.

This machine is well-known to us, and we used not simply our technical expertise, however craftsmanship for the upholstery, portray, and completely handmade exhaust line.

Our workshop let its intuition communicate to create this machine. Radically FLASHY, it embodies the 1980 technology, which represents our roots for us.

Additionally impressed by racing bikes, we wished to optimize the airflow utilizing spoilers on the entrance of the bike, which assert a positively aggressive and sporty line.

This unique model of the GT depends on the geometric shapes of the unique tank, from the engine shoe to the entrance headlight plate in addition to the spoilers, every part is believed out to respect a graphic coherence of the entire creation.

  • CNC yokes
  • Full handmade exhaust system
  • Okay&N filters
  • Aluminum entrance spoiler
  • Fiberglass tail and fairing
  • Öhlins rear shocks
  • Hubcap for rear wheel
  • Handmade customized seat in alcantara
  • Eight-coat sweet paint job

Observe the Builder

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