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Author Topic: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT  (Read 1651 times)

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The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« on: September 09, 2013, 04:46:51 AM »
Nope I'm not going to talk about it ;),,,,we have a section that will soon be open for that  8) but I did read an interesting article on the autoeveloution website.  ;D

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/royal-enfield-continental-gt-cafe-racer-in-europe-from-october-66318.html

 The writing style and photography of the article does have a certain appeal.  ;D
« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 04:50:01 AM by Ice »
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 11:19:11 AM »
Well, since we aren't talking about it (yet) in its dedicated thread either...

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There are 50 plus Cafe Racers here awaiting the journalists for a lot of riding.

I assume that most moto journalists would understand that these engines need to be broken in, but I never would have bought mine if my test ride had been on a brand new model.  I'm hoping against hope that all 50 of those bikes have at least 1000 miles on them!

"Here you go, mate, but listen, nothing over half-throttle, ok?  Be sure to give us a bang-up review!"

jest sayin'...

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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 03:19:08 PM »
I'm pretty excited for Kevin and Royal Enfield.  First all new RE in decades?  That's pretty cool.  The bike looks really sharp.

I wish it wasn't going to be $8k US.  8k gets you a heck of a lot of bike these days.  I get it - and I hope they do sell a ton of them but I wish there was another cylinder for 8k.

But I don't want to be a bummer. It looks like great motorcycle and I bet it's ridiculously fun to ride.  The old Continental GT is one of my favorite looking bikes of all time and what turned me on to the brand.  I hope they sell a ton.
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 04:45:27 PM »
I mentioned to Kevin about 4 years ago that it would be very cool to have a new "Rickman Enfield" with a Rickman frame, as sort of a tie-in to the older Rickman Interceptor.
It looks like this is going to be it. The Harris dual-cradle frame on this bike is very much like the Rickman frame was.

I like this bike as a basic platform for a Cafe Racer.
It will be fast enough for many people, right out of the box. And for those who want more, I assure you that we'll be able to make it hotter. This layout is tailor made for an Ace performance upgrade.

I think it's a great step for RE to make, and it was a long time in coming.
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 12:15:39 AM »
 There sure are tons of break and suspension tuning parts and goodies available these days for bikes that run name brand suspension and breaks.
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 03:10:42 AM »
There sure are tons of break and suspension tuning parts and goodies available these days for bikes that run name brand suspension and breaks.

BRAKES brother.  BRAKES;)

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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2013, 03:27:34 AM »
 The phooked on honics coarse I took in skool mae knot have helped my speeling but it sure cured my lysdexia.  ;D
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2013, 12:22:23 PM »
LMAO!   ;D

Sorry.  My wife is a grammar Nazi and it's kind of rubbing off on me.

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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2013, 01:27:51 AM »
No worries mate it's all in good fun.
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013, 02:32:29 AM »
I had begun to think maybe brakes had been replaced by breaks.I see this all over the place.
Eye'm  actually weighting to bye won of thees.
Oh,deer.
Maybe I should look one over first.That is probly what I am waiting for.

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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2013, 03:15:55 AM »
Just as long as the GT is delivered intact.  I hate things that are intac or in tac.  That's just tacky.
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2013, 03:43:52 AM »
Or when people say "your" instead of "you're".  And just all the random BS words that people make up these days.

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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013, 03:56:27 AM »
~ I hate things that are intac or in tac.  That's just tacky.

Unless it's a sail boat or sale bote  ;D
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013, 04:04:05 AM »
Unless it's a sail boat or sale bote  ;D

Nope Sir!  That's still tack, not to be confused with jibe, which is wearing.  ;)
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013, 12:58:18 PM »
Tack?

Thumb, map or upholstery?

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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2013, 05:51:26 PM »
All this nautical speak is getting me excited........


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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2013, 09:26:57 PM »
All this nautical speak is getting me excited........
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You need to head over to this thread: http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,17227.0.html
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2013, 09:42:43 AM »
The official website has a "book a test ride" pull-down.  You start by choosing your country.  The two choices are United Kingdom and France.  France?  Who knew we could go to Marseille for a test ride?!?

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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2013, 03:12:04 PM »
Here is a positive first-ride review from Visor Down. It really is a sharp looking motorcycle.  Who else ships with bar-end mirrors?

http://www.visordown.com/features/first-ride-royal-enfield-continental-gt/23507.html
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2013, 04:09:45 PM »
Here is a positive first-ride review from Visor Down. It really is a sharp looking motorcycle.  Who else ships with bar-end mirrors?

http://www.visordown.com/features/first-ride-royal-enfield-continental-gt/23507.html

That's some fairly positive press for it.

I felt a little bit slighted when they said to buy some other brand of motorcycle if you want to do "The Ton".
After all, there are plenty of Ton-Up Royal Enfield Bullets out there on the road now, and they are no secret. We've been making them for years.
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2013, 07:25:30 PM »
The phooked on honics coarse I took in skool mae knot have helped my speeling but it sure cured my lysdexia.  ;D

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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2013, 10:12:50 PM »
I posted this link earlier today in the wrong place.   Sorry for the double post.  Don't ya just hate it when guys do that!  Anyway a cool video.  IMO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2QKTBdigs5M

 
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2013, 12:05:51 AM »
I posted this link earlier today in the wrong place.   Sorry for the double post.  Don't ya just hate it when guys do that!  Anyway a cool video.  IMO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2QKTBdigs5M
Lots of angst and a little motorcycling.  Let's hear the GT!
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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2013, 01:10:13 AM »
Dyslexia sounds interesting.Does she have a sister?

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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2013, 02:27:13 AM »
 :( er sorry.. looks too generic to me..  all chrisma gone  :-\

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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2013, 03:35:45 AM »
Cool video, not a fan of the music.  Plus the mix on the bike exhaust/engine volume was way too quiet.

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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2013, 07:27:42 PM »
I really liked that video - I dug the tunes and the vibe. 

scoTTy, I think you could ditch the generic bits, like the silver fenders and the lights, and get it looking good.  I think black fenders and a small black light would be slick with that black frame and red paint.  Maybe black shocks too.  8)

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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2013, 12:38:21 PM »
What is the grey (silver?) slotted plate just by the brake pivot?  Is it hiding, or protecting, a hydraulic reservoir?


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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2013, 12:40:09 PM »
No, I see there's one on both sides.  Foot guard?

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Re: The thread to not talk about the Continental GT
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2013, 06:00:18 PM »
I am down in Orlando for the AimExpo and happened to run into Kevin M. and a continental Enfield. Pretty sweet looking ride. (Kevin was on his phone when I snapped the picture, sorry Kevin)

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