- Drag race is what a lot of YouTubers do to compare the performance of two bikes these days.
- RE Continental GT 650 is a popular bike in the segment.
- Harley Davidson is a premium product and has a crazy fan following.
In this latest drag race video, the RE Continental GT 650 takes on the Harley Davidson Street Rod 750. There might just be a handful of people who would need an introduction to these two motorcycles. Royal Enfield is a popular company in India that makes the iconic Bullet. Apart from that, there are other rugged products from RE like the Himalayan and Hunter 350. It would be fair to say that they make tourer bikes of various types. Harley Davidson, on the other hand, makes premium bikes also for touring. Let us see the result of this drag race.
RE Continental GT 650 vs Harley Davidson Street Rod 750 Drag Race
This time around, he has the Continental GT and the Street Rod. The difference between the prices is quite large. While the RE retails for around Rs 3.31 lakh, the Harley goes for around 6.53 lakh, ex-showroom. Also, the latter has a much more powerful engine. But what does it translate to in real life, let us find out in this race?
The YouTuber takes the Harley and his friend has the RE. In the first round, Harley takes the lead from the very beginning. Its powerful engine pulls it right to the end of the race and the gap between the two bikes becomes too long. The team decided to swap the riders for the second round. However, what didn’t change is the outcome. Harley was able to create a long gap the second time around as well. The massive difference between the specifications of the two bikes is clearly felt.
The RE Continental GT 650 comes powered by a BS6-compliant 648-cc twin-cylinder engine that outputs 47 PS and 52 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. On the other hand, the Harley Davison Street Rod 750 is powered by a 749-cc 2-cylinder engine that produces 53 PS and 62 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine also comes mated to a 6-speed transmission. The difference in power output is visible in the drag race. What are your thoughts on this?