Posts Tagged ‘c5’
Louis Leonard of Ultimate Motorcycling recently channeled his inner James Dean and took the Bullet Classic C5 for a spin.
We were excited to learn that the a black Bullet Classic C5 won this year’s trophy for Best Bike (Metric-Stock) at the Bearly Cruzin Classic Car and Motorcycle Show in Arizona.
Bright and early this morning we got a call from Bill (Slam) Dunkis the owner of Interstate Motorcycles in Rolla MO.Â Somehow the trucking company gotÂ his C5Â to him overnightÂ from our warehouse. His customer for the bike Dannie Mullins called last nightÂ and asked if he could sleep in Bills parking lot so he could pick up his bike bright and early this morning. Sure enough, by the time Bill got to work, there was Dannie waiting.
In the words of Bill – “I handed it to it’s new owner and asked him to take it out for a 20 mile ride on our Missouri Ozark mountain two lane roads and tell us what he thought. He was glad to oblige.
When he came back, and after he extracted the massive smile from his face, the first words out of his mouth was “This may be the best handling motorcycle I’ve ever ridden ! Crisp handling in the corners and rock solid on the straights.”This coming unsolicitedÂ from a rider with 30+ years experience”.
Congratulations Dannie – we hope you love your new bike. HisÂ was the first warranty registration we received so I guess that makes him the first owner of a C5 in the USA.
James Parchman wrote a great article about the Royal Enfield company and ourÂ new products for the New York Times . Here is the online version of the article. James is a freelance writer/photographer who contacted us while he was in Pakistan doing another article. he went to the factory in Chennai and came back with this great article.Â As someone who has taken a lot of photos around the factory over the years I am in awe of his photographic abilities as well. Guess this is what the phrase “trained professional” is all about.Â James did a great job and we certainly appreciate it. We are told that he has an upcoming piece in Rider magazine about the C5 as well.
The new bike was unveiled by Royal Enfield Motors CEO R.L. Ravishendran at INTERMOT in Cologne, Germany. The new motorcycle, which is called the Bullet Classic C5, is new in every respect and is Royal Enfieldâ€™s announcement to the world that it is here to stay (and hey, it’s already been here longer than anyone else, anyway!).