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« on: November 12, 2017, 10:36:45 PM »


667,135 produced in 2016-17. Holy cow.

https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/two-wheelers/motorcycles/royal-enfield-begins-production-at-vallam-vadagal-facility/60242222


Hope this will open for you.  Check the new 650's arriving soon.  These guys are on the move.  Just give them a few more years.
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 12:01:08 AM »

I have to say, those things are appealing in a quirky kinda way.

It's neat that you can buy a brand-new 70 year-old motorcycle with a warranty.

If it weren't for the fact that insurance costs are so high, it might be fun to own one.

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 12:20:07 AM »

The new 650's are right up to date.  Only the older 350/500 Bullet models are a rehash of a 1955 English Enfield.  Even those now have modern running gear with disc brakes and fuel injection.  With the profits from selling all those old bikes/and tiddlers, they are making a good effort on their new stuff.  Hopefully they will have a display at the bike show in January.  Triumph skipped it last year and I think they made a big mistake. Where else could many thousands of enthusiasts see your range of bikes and be able to compare to the competition?
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'05 Suzuki Burgman 650(Super Scooter)
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62 Triumph T-100SS          57 Triumph T-100R
66 Norton N-15 - 750 Scrambler
68 Honda CB 450               68 Honda CB-250
69 Honda CL 450               71 Suzuki 350
73 Suzuki GT-550 Triple      71(?) Honda SL-350
73 Honda XL-250               76 Honda CB-400F
77 Yamaha XS 500             80 Suzuki GS-550E
81 Suzuki GS-750E             81 Suzuki GS1100E           
81 Honda CB-900C
with Hondaline Tour Pak     '02 Honda CB-900F(Hornet 919)
'90 Honda ST-1100 (collector status)
'83 Suzuki GS-750 T  (collector status)        '82 Suzuki GS-550 Katana
'80 Suzuki GS-850 G
'82 Yamaha Seca 650
'07 Yamaha FJR-1300         82 Suzuki GS-850G-Collector status
'86 Suzuki GS-400ES          82 Suzuki GS-650GL-Collector status
'79 Honda CBX                  82 Suzuki GS-650-G-Collector status
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 06:26:12 PM »

I have to agree with Shawn I do like them in a funny way.   The ones that Chris and Virginia have are really cool bikes and I think the only problem is the engine is a little too small so hard to ride at high speed.   One wonders what would happen should they build a twin again?
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 06:55:37 PM »

They are making a new 650 twin in GT and Café format. If you went to the aricle link you can scroll down and they have the release photos for the new bikes.

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 08:43:21 PM »

Yes indeed I better eat my words.  I have been looking at a few sites tonight and what a nice bike it is indeed!
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 09:22:32 PM »

Just got done checking out the website.

450lbs, 47hp.

Seems like a fun bike aimed squarely at the HD 750 street / Moto Guzzi V7 / Triumph Bonneville market.

If the price is right, they may do well with it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 12:18:21 AM »

They have an extremely loyal following in India, there’s a pretty cool video of Guy Martin riding there, the 47 hp doesn’t bother him, lol. I think the bike he was on had probably half that.
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 08:59:25 PM »

Yes indeed I better eat my words.  I have been looking at a few sites tonight and what a nice bike it is indeed!
That's why I'll be adding one to the collection to keep my little GT company...
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 09:11:23 PM »

I am kinda hesitant to buy the first production year of ANYTHING.

I don't like being a guinea pig.
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 09:39:51 PM »

Kinda like buying a Stelvio?
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 09:41:38 PM »


   i've watched Channnai Enfields for 25+ years now, including their 'new' unit engined Euro 4 Bullet. I'm just going to stand back, far, and let someone else buy the first ones.
 Local dealer Shail has been very frustrated with these things, for years. No thanks, not me.
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 10:30:01 PM »

Kinda like buying a Stelvio?

Nope, that engine was in production long enough that everything should have been sorted.

It's the final version of the 8V engine with the roller valvetrain.

The issue I had was a warranty thing, plain and simple.

Shail is a BMW mechanic, he should be familiar with frustration by now. Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 11:35:23 PM »

Just jerkin’ yer chain Shawn.
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 01:04:34 AM »



Shail is a BMW mechanic, he should be familiar with frustration by now. Tongue

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