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Author Topic: new article on the c5  (Read 937 times)

motorat

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new article on the c5
« on: March 07, 2013, 08:10:20 PM »
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2013/03/md-double-take-2012-royal-enfield-classic-c5/

i thought it was a good read...
nice positive article on the RE.
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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 08:26:51 PM »
"  In the long run itís cheaper than Prozac. "

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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 09:36:31 PM »
Good read, but I had to tell those guys in a few words what I thought in the comment section. Not so much the article, but the other comments. Some people just don't get it, which is understandable since they weren't raised on these
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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 09:53:15 PM »
Bare, you make me laugh.  +1 
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These bikes are not for everyone, personally I think they are fun to ride. ;) ;)
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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 10:07:27 PM »
The article was a good one, which put some emphasis on the intangible benefits of the bike, in light of its history and retro nature.

It's apparent from the reader comments that there are some people who "get it" and some who never will.

Thank goodness for variety.
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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 10:34:14 PM »
Yes.  I agree that for the price it's easy to find many other options that "outperform" it by the numbers.  What we like about it isn't in the numbers.

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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 01:35:07 AM »


The first article made a promising start, then lost it somehow in inconsistencies. The second, disappointingly more old wine in a not so new bag. What would barenekd say to this, I thought, and lo and behold: there it came, highly needed.

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Man, you can ride these bikes like hell, in the streets and in the woods. But is it realistically possible for a motor journalist to admit this, more so write so? Well yes, one can cruise on it too, if you're in the mood for that or per se want to. RE has it both ways, we can have it both ways. How cool is that? 8)
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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 02:43:45 AM »
"Vibration? Itís a single. Freeway cruising is pleasant. This is no speedster: an indicated 60-65 is its comfort zone, an estimated  4000-ish rpm. You could thrash it to go faster, but why? The RSPCM (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Motorcycles) would object and yank your license."

Those comments seem to me true to the bike, being both realistic and generous, and well in line with much of the commentary on this site on the tender subject of freeway riding. Fun article. Thank you for sharing!
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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 10:32:35 PM »
Ah, sweet sound of Saruman.

The digest of both articles, the second more so than the first, is that the bullet is to be ridden at a sedate pace, humming mythic mantra's while in a purple haze.
Of course it can, I do at times if I feel like, so could you.
But that ain't the Bullet, no sir.

It is conceived and built to operate on roads that don't survive a winter, to go against the harshest nature can throw at it, to climb the highest mountains in the world, loaded to capacity, with no complaints. To throttle on while you gasp for breath.

Made Like A Gun, remember?
Rides Like A Bullet, remember?
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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2013, 12:06:43 AM »
I haven't averaged 70 mpg by flogging the hell outta mine. You can go pretty fast through the twisties without resorting to horsepower! I spend most a ride in 5th gear. Plenty of torque!
That's why Jack and I say, it's a lot more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow!
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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2013, 12:13:04 AM »
Yes.  I agree that for the price it's easy to find many other options that "outperform" it by the numbers.  What we like about it isn't in the numbers.

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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2013, 02:48:34 AM »
It is conceived and built to operate on roads that don't survive a winter, to go against the harshest nature can throw at it, to climb the highest mountains in the world, loaded to capacity, with no complaints. To throttle on while you gasp for breath.

Great comment!  In the US we look at these bikes as a cute, low power, nostalgia rides that gets lots of looks when going down the road or stopping for coffee.  However, the reality is this is the latest generation of a bike that for the last 50 years has been going all over the streets, dirt roads, mountain passes, rugged terrain and river crossings of India loaded with as much as they could carry "because they can".

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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2013, 09:20:57 PM »
cool review, and i also have had other, "better, faster" bikes. but they did not have soul!
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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2013, 02:05:10 AM »
Here's a link to another brief review, sorry if it's been posted previously.

http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/roadtests/1212_crup_2012_royal_enfield_bullet_c5_chrome/

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Re: new article on the c5
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2013, 04:18:39 AM »
Best. Line. Ever...

"Sure itís slower than the speed of smell, but itís a hoot to ride, and the more I get to know it, the better I like it."
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