Royal Enfield, the manufacturer in the mid-size motorcycle segment, this weekend heads out racing with two newly built Nought Tea GT version 2.0, developed in collaboration with Harris Performance.
The project sees Royal Enfield return to the race track for the first time in 54 years, with its last factory supported racing effort back in 1965 with its GP5 250cc racer project led by none other than Geoff Duke. This year, a few passionate staff from the factory’s UK Technical Centre have worked nights and weekends to make it a reality.
Following the enthusiastic reception of Royal Enfield Factory Custom and Harris Performance’s build – “Nought Tea GT” that was revealed in May at Bike Shed 2019, work began in earnest to build two out and out track developed Harris Performance “Nought Tea GT” successors – this time with the focus and intent of being race ready for the Bike Shed Festival 2019.
The project has again seen Royal Enfield and Harris Performance work with carefully selected collaborators, partners and suppliers such as Brembo, Ohlins and HEL which has seen a reduction in weight of 18.5 kg and an increase in power of 26% at the rear wheel.
This weekend’s racing action will see Paul Young (Official Factory Test Rider) and Curtis Wright (Factory Custom Rider) take to the track with the two Harris Nought Tea GT 650 v2.0 in what is looking to be a very competitive field in the Cafe Racer Cup.
Mark Wells (Head of Product Strategy and Industrial Design) will head out in the Commuter Cup on a Royal Enfield Genuine Motorcycle Accessory fully accessorised Continental GT 650 and Kevin Kennedy (Factory Custom Dirt Rider) takes to the dirt in the Malle Dash on board the skunK650 – an Interceptor 650 which has been lightly modified for trial and scrambler racing.