2015 Royal Enfield Continental GT Maintenance

Reader Contribution by Mc Staff
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Royal Enfield pitches its retro-inspired motorcycles as simple, down-to-earth machines. Powered by an overhead valve, single-cylinder engine and designed to appeal to novice and experienced riders alike, they promise ease of riding and maintenance thanks to their straight-forward architecture. After putting 1,000 miles on our long-term 2015 Royal Enfield Continental GT, we found the GT to be a fun urban machine, accessible and friendly. Conducting a basic maintenance regimen of oil, spark plug and filter change, we discovered it’s quite easy to work on, too.

The first thing we did was change the oil, which we’ll detail below through photos and captions. A few notes, first, however. The GT is about as bare-bones as they come. That’s a good thing when it comes to maintenance, because you don’t have to remove acres of plastic to get to service parts. In fact, the only piece of bodywork that comes off for this work is the right side cover, to access the air filter, and that only takes one screw. That’s it. Even the gas tank can stay on when changing the spark plug.

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