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monkey

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New Enfield website
« on: July 12, 2011, 08:05:07 PM »
Yes, I posted this in general news as well, but in case anyone isn't looking there, it seems that www.royalenfield.com received a major overhaul last night.

It looks great, and is rife with pics of the bikes we all know, love and covet.


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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 08:10:53 PM »
Yes, the pictures are right there.  That's nice.
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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 08:41:25 PM »
Even have job openings!

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 10:52:24 PM »
looks messed up for me. Just a mostly black screen with a rolling news bar and a few links... fire your web developer! :)

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 05:39:18 AM »
yeah, the first time I checked it, the home page had no image, but the second time I opened it, it loaded, so not sure what's going on there.

There's also a few dead links sprinkled throughout.

To the folks at RE: I'll gladly trade some web consulting for some accessories!  ;D

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011, 10:23:39 AM »
As a classic bullet owner, I appreciate the price point these were sold at.  I'm not so happy with the new price point of the UCE bikes (not trying to start an argument here).  Does anyone know if the 350 will be imported as an entry level (price point) bike in the U.S.?

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 02:09:06 PM »
The factory tells me that the site is not complete and this is a beta version. They hope to be finished by the 15th. At present we don't think the 350 in it's Indian market version  will meet US emission standards. If they upgrade to a closed loop system with a catalytic converter the price will go up. The converter is probably the single most expensive single part on the bike by hundreds of dollars.

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 02:35:19 PM »
As a classic bullet owner, I appreciate the price point these were sold at.  I'm not so happy with the new price point of the UCE bikes (not trying to start an argument here).  Does anyone know if the 350 will be imported as an entry level (price point) bike in the U.S.?

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Chuk

Seems to me the $5495 msrp of the B5 is a pretty competitive entry level price.  I wouldn't expect a 350 to cost any less than a 500.  Their cost to build the bike is going to be pretty much the same.  The reasons to get the 350, in my mind, would be a somewhat less stressed motor, and potentially better fuel economy.

I paid $5000 for my iron barrel 500 - an all new motor and disc brake up front seems pretty worth it to me - not that I'd consider getting rid of my iron barrel!

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 04:52:27 PM »
The factory tells me that the site is not complete and this is a beta version. They hope to be finished by the 15th. At present we don't think the 350 in it's Indian market version  will meet US emission standards. If they upgrade to a closed loop system with a catalytic converter the price will go up. The converter is probably the single most expensive single part on the bike by hundreds of dollars.

Thats true. A year ago when I tried hard to get a export setup, I was given the same answer although legally they could not even provide anyone in India the export variant.

Catalytic converter is the most expensive part then the ECU and O2.

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2011, 08:07:40 PM »
In this market I think the Denso starter motor is number two on the hit parade of expensive parts. I think they use a domestic manufacturer for Indian market bikes.

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2011, 11:24:41 AM »


Catalytic converter is the most expensive part .....

.....and is seldom found on the bike once out of the showroom. My cat is in the box...:P

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2011, 03:41:12 PM »
.....and is seldom found on the bike once out of the showroom. My cat is in the box...:P

How would your cat respond to alcohol?

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2011, 05:06:04 PM »
I wouldn't expect a 350 to cost any less than a 500.  Their cost to build the bike is going to be pretty much the same.  The reasons to get the 350, in my mind, would be a somewhat less stressed motor, and potentially better fuel economy.

Mostly true.  Even with less displacement the motor has the same number of parts, same assembly cost.  I believe the 350s are carbureted and that can lower the price a bit.  No EFI and a simpler ECU since it's only really managing ignition and not the fuel system.  This is the reason the US Ninja 250 has a carb and the rest of the workd gets EFI, they're kleeping the US price point fo the 250 below $5000.  The 350 may have narrower wheels and tires which can also help a little.  The rest of the bike is pretty much same-same as the 500.

As to fuel economy, I hear the UCE is pretty close to the 350 so the diference there is negligible.

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2011, 04:17:17 AM »
...  The reasons to get the 350, in my mind, would be a somewhat less stressed motor, and potentially better fuel economy....
The motor would probably be more stressed in most places in the USA what with all our highways and freeways.  But for city stuff and weekend relaxed rides, yeah, I wouldn't mind having one of that size.
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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2011, 02:56:30 PM »
How would your cat respond to alcohol?

That, i'd never know, but I can bet mine is way less polluting than most others. Whats the status on your bike. I got the LED stuff in the mail. Will put it on this weekend. Should plan a ride soon.

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2011, 03:00:21 PM »
The motor would probably be more stressed in most places in the USA what with all our highways and freeways.  But for city stuff and weekend relaxed rides, yeah, I wouldn't mind having one of that size.

Well, for freeway riding, yes.  What I meant by less stressed was that the 350 is essentially the same motor as the 500, but with a smaller, lighter piston, and maybe lighter flywheels as well.  Yeah, its upper limits will be less than that of the 500, but for non freeway cruising, it might be smoother and less stressed.  I have always been under the impression that the 350 also got a few more mpg than the 500, but maybe that's no longer the case with the new motor.

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2011, 05:50:45 PM »
That, i'd never know, but I can bet mine is way less polluting than most others. Whats the status on your bike. I got the LED stuff in the mail. Will put it on this weekend. Should plan a ride soon.

New engine is on the way. I'll update when I hear more.

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Re: New Enfield website
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2011, 05:50:52 PM »
Smaller piston, lighter crank with a comfortable cruising speed of 55mph and anything above that makes it stressed. It maxes out at 68mph. Mileage to a litre is 40-45 at 43mph.

Where as on C5 you can happily cruse at 62-68mph all day long. Gave me 20Km/L at 87mph and anything between 30-38KM/L in the speed range of 34-46 mph.