I look at it this way.1) If you have minor annoying problems that normally are covered under warranty will it cost more than £1250 to fix locally ? This seems unlikely.2) If you get a major serious warranty fault would it cost more than £1250 to freight the bike back to the original dealer? This also seems unlikely.With the amount of money you are saving warranty is not such an issue. Its more important to look at other factors - the history of the two bikes and also any differences between 2010 and new models (do the UK 2011 C5 have the kickstart for example). Also how does a new B5 compare price-wise with a second hand C5.
Would people be using them as primary transport for thousands of miles if they were all that bad?Do you take us for idiots? As we're using them? Go for it. Or buy a Honda.Or ask on a Honda forum!!
We are all idiots and I have just joined you all !!! just agreed a deal to get a classic C5 in black, yes, sod the Honda, do the girl
\I LOVE it. No side stand cut out. No indicators. No kill switch. Ignition key not required.
The council have just sprayed many of the country roads with tar and chucked loads of grit at it. They call it re-surfacing! So now we havegrit piling up at the centre and at the edges of the road, ready to take down the unwary.
It's horrid stuff. Most doesn't stick and it takes a while to get swepped up or dissappear into the verges.There's supposed to be a speed limit until it setttles, until then you could loose an eye!
You're asking on an Enfield site if they're any good. What do you think is going to be the answer? By asking owners that are not wearing rose tinted specs you can often get a TRUE answer based on thier own experiencesBare in mind these Indian chaps aspire to own an RE then ride them for thousands of miles. All weathers, all terrains. How bad do you think they can be? Indians are not paying up to 5K for these, and to be fair with EFI etc its getting a little beyond the home mechanicI'm riding a 30 year old 350 Indian import. I think all the teething troubles are over now. I LOVE it. No side stand cut out. No indicators. No kill switch. Ignition key not required. Yes, I also love something 'old skool'!I wasn't trolling or trying to get my post count up. Fair enough !!
But we are all wearing rose tinted specs. It is not a logical choice. Head says Japanese, heart says RE.You wouldn't be paying 5k for an Indian Enfield. You would be paying for an Indian Enfield that has gone through importers QA. FWIW.I would say go for it. If your lucky you will get one that someone didn't like as they wore rose tinted specs and can't get on with it. They sell cheap to get rid quick and you pick up a bargain. Worst case you then sell on for the price you paid.Personallly, i would buy an older one. Iron barrel as they call them on here. They are around for between £500 and £1000. Bargain. I have no interest in the newer models.
If you have to think about it,...if you have to ask.....consider a Honda Rebel.http://powersports.honda.com/2009/rebel.aspx
Yes, as most have said here, once you have researched the RE, then bought it, you tend to fall in love with it. Mind you though, this is a bike for those who are not in love with speed and power but appreciate the vibration and thumper sound that these bikes provide. There is nothing like progressing through the gears at low throttle and letting the torque speak volumes through my efi muffler. Also, going up a hill and punching a little and hearing that single sing out with joy keeps my smile wide and sweet. I would recommend this bike to anybody. A must have if you are a true motorcycle enthusiast. It's also a great beginner bike as it does not encourage you to go at crazy pocket rocket speeds.