Royal En­field get funky at Wheels & Waves

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Royal En­field showed two new cus­tom bikes at the Wheels & Waves fes­ti­val in Biar­ritz over the week­end, in­clud­ing this Con­ti­nen­tal GT Surf Racer.

Built by Le­ices­ter-based Sin­roja Mo­tor­cy­cles, the Con­ti­nen­tal GT has been trans­formed into a proper lit­tle café racer. It has a high lift cam plus a high-com­pres­sion pis­ton and a new in­let man­i­fold mated to a Dell’orto pumper carb. There’s also a cus­tom ex­haust that snakes its way past the cylin­der and up out un­der the seat.

Match­ing its in­crease in per­for­mance is a con­ver­sion to 17in wheels shod with Pirelli Su­per­corsa tyres. It’s also been up­graded with a USD fork and twin ra­dial calipers. Does all this mean it will go as fast as it looks? Who knows but it has got us han­ker­ing for a faired ver­sion of the an­tic­i­pated Con­ti­nen­tal GT750.

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