|Yes, something is missing from the new Royal Enfield Continental GT.|
Seeing the Royal Enfield cafe racers, new and old, displayed together during the press launch in the UK, my reaction was that only one thing was missing from the new one.
It had been that flyscreen, along with clip-ons, rear sets and cranked exhaust pipe, that had made the original the idol of teenagers in 1965 — when I, too was a teenager.
Now Dart Flyscreens Ltd. of London has gone to the trouble to create a flyscreen for the new Continental GT.
|The Dart flyscreen on the new Continental GT.|
The website quotes a price of $124.95, including delivery, in standard or dark tint.
|Just right? Or maybe a bit too small?|
Maybe for you. It might take me longer. But is it worth it? Again, from the FAQ:
|The rider's view.|
OK. Sounds good. But, oddly, although I think it's a clever idea, I'm not personally crazy about the way the flyscreen looks on the new bike in Dart's photos.
|Best looking angle is head-on.|
A seemingly larger, more curvaceous Italian flyscreen is listed for the Continental GT by NfieldGear at $139.95. Some might prefer it.
|NfieldGear flyscreen differs in shape.|
|The original Continental GT with Avon Speedflow fairing.|