I think the new bike is going to be similar to what RE would have build in England if they had stayed in business.
I doubt the new bike is going to be an actual replica. I have been trying to gleen an diea of what the bike will be like from the occasional bits and peices we've all been hearing. Rather than a replica, I think it will be something of a hybrid, combining what was best, both asthetically and functionally, from the past, and coupled with modern improvements that enhance, rather than detract, from the classic feel/look of the bike.I know that sounds too optimistic, but lets look at what we've heard:1. It was designed in England, where viceral feel and classic looks have always been more important than flash.2. It was tested in Japan, where all the young guys are nuts over retro bikes. I liverd there for a few years and I've seen these guys ride. They demand a lot from their machinery.3. It is being put together by a company that has the distinction of sticking with a classic design longer than anybody else iin the world. 4. RE has always had a habit of listening to owners and watching what people were doing with their own machines before introducing changes.If you put all those things together, it would not be much of a stretch to think that the new Neo Classic is going to be the new bench mark for retro motorcycles. While we may all morn the demise of the original, I think the new bike is going to be similar to what RE would have build in England if they had stayed in business.
Greetings All .I could really use some thoughts from the experts.I am going to buy somekind of 2 wheeled machine in the next mth.My last bike was a VELOCETTE 500CC.So know you know my weakness big singles.UGH cant help myself.My question I have the chance or choice to buy 3 different bikes, 1 A 06 ELECTRAGREEN $4100 2 A BLUE OR RED 07 ELECTRA FOR $4300 all new.Now are these good deals will I miss something not getting a 08 or waiting till a09 appears.I am unsure of the idea of constant tinkering that bothers me and really interest me.I like the working with machines something that is almost gone in the motor world unfortunatelySo any thoughts about the RE and these bikes would be Greatly appreciated.They are the iron barrel bikes. So if anyone would like to jump in Rgetz213@aol.comor get me your phone number I will call you .THANKS fr any help Russell getz sleepy hollow ill.