Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Goes Retro Endurance Racer


With Royal Enfield increasing its presence within the Japanese market, there’s no higher time for Nagoya-based storage AN-BU Customized Motors to showcase its personal model. The store began out with a inventory Continental GT 650. It didn’t keep that approach for lengthy. AN-BU builder Koichi Fujita had greater than surface-level modifications in thoughts too.

Adhering to the endurance racing types of the ‘80s, Fujita stripped the factory-direct café racer to its body and refashioned the highest tubing. The body’s new slanted angle not solely captures the enduring retro model however Fujita’s hand-crafted aluminum gasoline tank exposes the element for all to see.

Royal Enfield 650 Twins Chassis
Kai: Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 - Side, Left

He then shapes a blocky tail unit to match the modes of the day and streamlines the profile with a basic full fairing. AN-BU’s personal model doesn’t get misplaced in translation, nonetheless, with a single offset headlight conforming to the customized store’s signature look.

Past the aesthetics, Kayaba suspension buoys the back and front ends with rider-oriented adjustability. Fujita even sharpens the construct’s geometry for race-worthy dealing with with a customized set of triple timber. In a single remaining stroke of fashion and substance, AN-BU provides a snaking two-into-one exhaust pipe to open up Enfield’s 648cc parallel twin.

Affectionately named Kai, Fujita already debuted the construct on the Osaka Motorbike Present on March 17, 2023. The custom-made Continental will then do the rounds on the Tokyo Motorbike Present on March 24, 2023, earlier than heading to the Nagoya Motorbike Present on April 7, 2023.

“Even from the attitude of us, who’ve developed tasks with customized bike builders world wide, we imagine that Japan is a sexy nation with wonderful customized bikes and lots of proficient customized bike builders who construct them,” admitted Royal Enfield Asia-Pacific Enterprise Supervisor Anuj Dua.

You’ll be able to say that once more.