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Author Topic: B5 owners - a few pics you might find interesting!  (Read 1621 times)

mattsz

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B5 owners - a few pics you might find interesting!
« on: March 02, 2013, 01:11:47 AM »
From my friends at National Powersports (http://www.nationalpowersports.net/itemDetail.aspx?itemID=9016)

In case you haven't seen the 2013's yet...  you might notice some changes:














Thanks, but I prefer the gold!  And, Ducatti Scotty: no screws holding the tank badge on...

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Re: B5 owners - a few pics you might find interesting!
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 02:24:54 AM »
Guess they took my advice and went with tape!  Much as I like the gold the white striping looks really old school.  That thing is just begging for a sidecar.

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Re: B5 owners - a few pics you might find interesting!
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 02:39:42 AM »
Wow! The tank badges grew a little.
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Re: B5 owners - a few pics you might find interesting!
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 02:53:01 AM »
The new B5 made a subtle stealth entry in to the market, didn't it?  8)

The first time I saw the silver striping and the new badge was in this YouTube video last year - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTFLGJlKYA8

And then I noticed it in this thread, in one of the pics behind Bare and the Cafe Racer http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,15621.msg168728.html#msg168728

As much as I like the new wings, I think that at one point, they might drop off, even if stuck with an adhesive on a metal tank that is susceptible to continuous vibration and moisture/rain. Since ages, they've done the gold pin-striping, and frankly I'm too used to that. The silver isn't bad, but there's just something nice about the gold with the black..

The silver striping with the overall chrome/alloy polish of the bike just give the new model a mono-tone look.  :-\ But again..that's just me  ;)

Still nice though! Long live RE and the B5  ;D
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Re: B5 owners - a few pics you might find interesting!
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 03:51:43 AM »
And they actually got both tank badges on so they are square with the world ! :)
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Re: B5 owners - a few pics you might find interesting!
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013, 10:22:11 AM »
Scott - I think JVS is right about the stripes being silver.  The badge seems to have a more modern look.  And, somehow it looks less flimsy and better made, but it could just be the pic.

I'm glad I have the old badge, and the gold stripes.  Although, I am not crazy about the reflective red tape on my badge - I may yet strip it off and paint red stripes...

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2013, 11:43:23 PM »
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Re: B5 owners - a few pics you might find interesting!
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2013, 06:38:51 PM »
This is just stunning. Puts the B5 neck-and-neck with the G5 on my want-list.
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2013, 07:33:21 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2013, 03:54:51 PM »
I wonder if my dealer can order the new B5 badges ?
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2013, 04:53:12 PM »
The colors on the new B5 go perfect with a Cozy Rocket. We haven't mounted one yet, but have them sitting next to each other. No need to repaint this one.

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2013, 05:07:26 PM »
I wonder if my dealer can order the new B5 badges ?

You can only ask!  They're taking care of my badly placed badges, and yours are worse than mine!  I'm happy with the old badges, though...

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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2013, 05:40:44 PM »
You can only ask!  They're taking care of my badly placed badges, and yours are worse than mine!  I'm happy with the old badges, though...

Is your tank at a dealership ?
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Re: B5 owners - a few pics you might find interesting!
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2013, 06:00:59 PM »
Sorry, didn't realize it was silver.  Still, looks great even if it is an affront to those loyal to the gold.

I think the badges look a bit better because they have sharper facets to the design.  I'm betting they are the same kind of thin, light, stamped metal.  And that's a good thing, they'll hold on better with adhesive.  It think the adhesive will be fine, most modern car badges are held on the same way.  And they don't fall off with any regularity.  I'm glad they went this way, much easier to get them straight and much easier to fix if you don't.

Motomatays, PLEASE post a pic of it with the rocket when you get that mounted!  I'd love to see it. 

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Re: B5 owners - a few pics you might find interesting!
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2013, 11:25:13 PM »
Pictures aren't so great, hope you can get the idea.

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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2013, 11:26:20 PM »
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Re: B5 owners - a few pics you might find interesting!
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2013, 11:59:01 PM »
Thanks!  I really like it.  It has that old school BMW look.  I wish there was more pinstriping, fenders etc.

One of the Ural's has a telescopic fork, some nice accents, and old school striping on gloss black paint.  It's also lower than all the other models, not meant for off road, and it handles nicer from what I've heard.  Sadly, I saw one up close and it was tape striping, not paint.  For what they charge I think it should be painted.

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Re: B5 owners - a few pics you might find interesting!
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2013, 12:47:13 AM »
Is your tank at a dealership ?

Gremlin - not yet.  My tank is still on my bike, which is still in my garage with a sheet on it.  But a new tank and new badges (the 2011 style) are in the works.  I believe the plan is to send the old tank and badges back to the factory as an example...

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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2013, 02:14:08 PM »
I like the looks of the B5 with sidecar.  Boy it sure would be nice to have a RE dealer in the neighborhood.  Nearest dealer with any inventory is 200 miles away.  Never seen a B5 in wild.

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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2013, 07:54:52 PM »
Thanks for posting this and I'm glad I did a forum 'search' as I was just about to post the same links!

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Re: B5 owners - a few pics you might find interesting!
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2013, 03:03:55 AM »
Looks pretty cool to me. It's actually pretty nice.

I think the badges are actually the same, minus the reflective red tape and color of course. I doubt they would come up with a new form/stamp for badges.

Damn, they could paint these bikes hot pink with chartreuse stripes and they'd still look great.

I still prefer the classic look of gold on black.

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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2013, 12:19:52 PM »
.........I still prefer the classic look of gold on black........

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