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Author Topic: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!  (Read 2240 times)

Tri750

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Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« on: November 27, 2012, 04:46:53 AM »
I saw a picture of the production Cafe bike from the Dallas dealer meeting. The bike will be at Long Beach with Ron Greene.
Some changes from the prototype pictures we saw. No Ohlins, no adjustable rear sets, but the rear disc is intact and there are interesting numbers on the tappet cover. Looks like 535! Yes to a real front suspension and trick looking shocks. Big front disc. It looks fantastic ! The show is Dec. 7-9.
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 07:24:54 AM »
Sounds interesting. I'd like to see a picture.
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 10:57:41 AM »
Watching with interest!
Thanks for the report.
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 03:29:48 PM »
at EICMA (Milan-Italy)
more photos
http://imageshack.us/g/1/9888301/

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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 04:38:20 PM »
at EICMA (Milan-Italy)
more photos
http://imageshack.us/g/1/9888301/

Man, that is one nice looking bike!! I hope my dealer brings it to Philippines :P...
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 05:34:58 PM »
That rear seat cowl has got to go. Lowering clip ons would give it a more aggressie racer look.  That might not be easy though since the yoke sits right where the bars sgould be. Any lower might hit the tank and be too low for comfort. Stuff for the aftermarket.

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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 05:39:01 PM »
The engine is a 535.
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 08:09:12 PM »
That rear seat cowl has got to go. Lowering clip ons would give it a more aggressie racer look.  That might not be easy though since the yoke sits right where the bars sgould be. Any lower might hit the tank and be too low for comfort. Stuff for the aftermarket.
+1. Great looking bike though and lots of aftermarket potential. Hopefully they did a good job designing the frame and handling.
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 08:43:15 PM »
The engine is a 535.
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Wonder if it uses the same ECU. If so then the 535 kit should be an easy bolt on.

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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 08:57:26 PM »
That seats gotta go. They can do better. Considering 80 lbs. of Liposuction so I can ride it! LOL!!!

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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2012, 02:38:08 AM »
Solo or dual seat, both have removable seat cowl. Factory accessories include alloy wheels, two different exhausts. Front fender is plastic.
Weight as is if memory serves is approx. 375.
The seat cowl is not pretty. If I'm able to get one, I have it arranged to zip it to Corbin for the tall setback Cafe seat so my big arse can actually ride it.
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2012, 03:11:16 AM »
So I'm guessing they've released some official details Al.  Any US release date announced?

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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2012, 03:24:26 AM »
Maybe June? But I bet poor Cali has to wait a bit longer like before. It's ok. Forward progress is progress. An old stock car saying goes "if your going sideways, your not going forward!"
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2012, 04:36:29 PM »
Al: No mention of a fairing/flyscreen, is it ?

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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2012, 05:22:01 PM »
Probably July.
I don't the think the California version will be later. Now that the engine has been OKed by CARB (mostly) it should be a shoo-in.
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2012, 05:57:01 PM »
Flyscreen, yes.

Its never been the engine. its the fuel tank w/ plumbing.
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2012, 06:18:27 PM »
+1.  You need extra vents from the tank and a charcoal canister to catch the fumes and recycle them later when the bike starts.

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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2012, 06:28:31 PM »
Yup, plus the different gas cap. Its an entiry different tank for a smaller market. I see how it's a pain.
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2012, 07:44:28 PM »
But who says they won't put the Cali crap on all of them?
The bike in the picture is still preproduction.
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2012, 07:47:27 PM »
Conspiricy theory!
Because the Cali tank and charcoal cannister costs more. Our bikes cost a bit more than 49 staters.
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2012, 09:11:35 PM »
Anyone know if CMW will be at the Seattle show?  The IMS site doesn't have an exhibitor list posted for Seattle yet. 

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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2012, 09:36:22 PM »
Rumour is that Seattle is getting the hipster version with racing sidecar.

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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2012, 04:35:55 AM »
I'd like to take offense to that, but your probably right  :-\

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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2012, 03:33:55 AM »
Hope Marty or the CMW crew have this at IMS Minneapolis in January......

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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2012, 05:11:56 AM »
With the exception of the gap behind the seat it's a great looking bike.  I would have preferred to see a verticle twin, but the bored out single stays consistent with the product line.

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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2012, 02:55:32 AM »
New issue of Cafe Racer magazine arrived yesterday  --  guess what is on the cover! The new Royal Enfield Cafe Racer. Per the article there is going to be a ton of accessories available. Can't what to get my hands on one.

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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2012, 05:20:59 PM »
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Re: Cafe Racer at Long Beach IMS Show!
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2012, 06:38:53 PM »
I was excited to see it on the cover of CR when mine arrived the other day.  I'll be really excited to see it when it gets here in person.  I believe my local dealer (also the Ducati dealer) is planning a big reveal party.  I've attended these for several of the new model Ducatis and they've been great.

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