Royal Enfield and Harris performance together develop a race-spec Continental GT650

Team OD Updated: October 10, 2019, 01:07 PM IST

Royal Enfield in association with Harris Performance has transformed the two Continental GT650s into racing machines. The race-spec Continental GT650s has been dubbed it Nought Tea GT version 2.0, which in effect is the successor to the Nought Tea GT that was revealed in May at Bike Shed 2019. Both the motorcycles were put to racing at the Bike Shed Festival 2019 held in Lydden, UK, on 5 and 6 October.

The Nought Tea GT version 2.0 (race-spec Continental GT650) gets a mix of high-performance aftermarket parts and some custom-built fabricated parts and panels. Factory fitted parts have been swapped for uprated throttle bodies, camshafts, chain sprockets, exhaust systems, air filters and ignition system. The engine head ports have been worked on as well for higher performance. The changes in the drive train have increased the power output up to 26 per cent at the rear wheel.

Staying true to the 'cafe-racer' heritage, clip-on handlebars have been positioned low and the motorcycle gets custom rear-set footpegs. To aid aerodynamics the motorcycle gets a custom made fairing with a custom bubble visor. The light-weight components have made the motorcycles lighter by 18.5kgs

Royal Enfield officially last raced in 1965 when Geoff Duke competed on the Royal Enfield GP5 250cc. This event marks company's return to racing with Paul Young and Curtis Wright piloting the two machines 54 years later.

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