For the first time, a test Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 with alloy wheels was demonstrated. It seems that the Bullet manufacturer has finally paid attention to the needs of buyers who want their GT to be equipped with factory tubeless tires.
Despite the fact that from the very beginning Royal Enfield 650 twins were produced with excellent tubeless tires, spoke wheels forced the company to use tubes inside, which led to a lot of problems that users face after punctures.
It also proved to be a big obstacle to traveling to remote areas. Even if drivers found tire service nearby, the process of removing the wheels took a lot of time each time.
But with the advent of motorcycles with factory alloy wheels, trips should become easier than ever. Tubes are no longer required for 650, and it will take only 5 minutes to eliminate the puncture.
On the test mule, we see that the design of the disks is similar to the style of the Thunderbird 350X units. While he had 9 spokes, the test mule here only has 7 spokes on each wheel.
In addition, test 650 also has a round taillight instead of the rectangular block that can be seen on the current model. They go well with the round front headlight and look like a Hunter 350 taillight.
“Royal Enfield may introduce motorcycles with these alloy wheels during the upcoming festive season. The company can also save spoke discs for those who do not want to spoil the classic look.”