The bike features the characteristic low-set clip-on handlebars, a long fuel tank and a narrow seat which can hold just the rider. However, a two-up seat may be made available as an optional accessory.

It comes equipped with a 535cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine with the option of button or kick-start and good for 29.1bhp and 4.49kgm of torque. It works in tandem with a one-down, four-up gearlever. There are features like a pass-light flasher and engine kill switch, among others and single disc brakes, front and rear. The manufacturer claims that it will give a 25-30kpl fuel economy.

The new chassis of the Continental GT535 has been developed by none other than the UK's Harris Engineering, which is claimed to be the fastest, lightest and most powerful bike ever built by the company. The new, lightweight, double cradle frame is said to deliver better handling and stability as compared to the single downtube frame found on other Royal Enfield bikes.

Earlier during 2012 Auto Expo, Royal Enfield Continental GT was unveiled by the company and since then Royal Enfield took a long time to introduce it.