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Author Topic: G5, staying or going?  (Read 1521 times)

Royalista

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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2013, 08:26:05 PM »
A luxurious looking silver Electra at my dealer's.
But I still like mine more. It's Red!

Honestly I wouldn't trade it in for a classic.
Electra and G5 are well suited for the rougher trails and missions (as in groceries  ;D).
Would be a loss, losing the E5/G5/electra/whatever.  :'(

Two dealers I spoke said they had no knowledge of a discontinuation of a model. Maybe it's a rumor to test reactions?
« Last Edit: April 30, 2013, 08:55:47 PM by Royalista »
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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2013, 09:50:00 PM »
I see Royal Enfields brand new plant has started production.
In the opening statement the CEO said, " ...we have revised our production target upwards in 2013 to 175,000 motorcycles from both plants..."

Maybe that plus the agreement Kevin mentioned in is responce to me will help assure a continued supply of the G5's?

A link to additional information:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorbikes/135795-royal-enfields-new-tamil-nadu-factory-starts-production.html
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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2013, 09:57:51 PM »
If they offered the B5 in different colors I could see dropping the G5,...............

I think Thunderbird is the G5 replacement bike.
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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2013, 10:16:58 PM »
Meh.  The styling just looks like a lame version of easy rider.  I test rode a used Virago a long time ago, kinda similar.  Awesome bike!  Great power and maybe the best handling cruiser ever made.  But it just looks silly.

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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2013, 12:38:34 AM »
+1

There's no replacement for electra
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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2013, 04:05:09 AM »
totalmoyorcycle.com is listing g5 models for 2013. check it out, pretty cool website.
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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2013, 04:27:37 AM »
The real question is,.... Does India like the Electra X/ G5 frame?

I wouldn't think a Thunderbird( cruiser style) bike would do well in the U.S.
 But I thought the same thing about the Honda Rebel, and was wrong.
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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2013, 10:19:25 AM »
I don't have any idea what RE intends with the Electra G 5 model line, but I do think the Thunderbird is the way forward.   And I don't really see any good reason that it would not do well here.   It is modern with heritage, very practical, has astounding fuel economy and range, front and rear disc brakes on a light and nimble frame and a host of other practical features for the modern rider /commuter. I happen to think it looks pretty good too, without in any way being eiher a Harley Clone or a plastic Darth Vader transformer toy lookalike. I would buy one over a G 5  (and I would buy a G 5 over C 5 ).
I think a new era of practical motorcyling is dawning driven by fuel costs, not unlike the golden era of workingman practical motorcyling that spawned all the 500 singles in the first place.  And the bikes that thrived back then were the best, most modern and fully featured (practical featuresn not gimmicks) of their time.  No reason to expect it to be different now. Factor in insurance costs per displacement, the market wide downsizing in dispaclement and the appearance of a lot of mid and small bikes with escellent features but devoid of character, and I believe the stage is set for a new era for RE .  Just my opinion    Nigel

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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2013, 11:18:32 PM »
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B5 front forks completely different from G5 - upside down.

B5 forks are the same as the C5. Nuttin' upside down about them.
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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2013, 11:54:53 PM »
They might look upside down but that's just a metal shroud hiding the top.  Harley and other cruisers do the same thing for a nice chunky look to the front end.

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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2013, 02:08:50 AM »
I am darned glad I got my G5. I love it!!!
I've gone back to my roots. British 1 lunger, stump puller.

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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2013, 02:22:45 AM »
i also.
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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2013, 01:55:41 AM »
The G series is by far the best looking. I dont mind the C but G is a proper bullet IMHO. The thunderbird will bomb in the U.S. It looks ridiculous.
Plus cruisers are just sitting on showroom floors it seems here in cali.
Bad time to bring one out.

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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2013, 02:27:26 AM »
+1!!!!
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Re: G5, staying or going?
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2013, 01:28:50 PM »
Could see some changes now that Polaris has their fingers in the pie.