I DON'T LIKE THE THUNDERBIRD. ... It's a WANNA BE SOMETHING ELSE BIKE to me, that looks like it was designed by a committee, to be more "Hip, Now & With It" & completely misses the point of prolonging something already excellent, that does not at all need a garish facelift. Why pander to the uninformed? Let them buy their own rattle can of paint. If I offended anyone, I'm only a slightly sorry.
Riding with forward pegs is goofy & very hard on the back, handling suffers, & you look like your sitting on the toilet.
I am not so sure about that. I hear that comment a lot , and maybe for "superslab" freeways it is true, but where I am from , the max speed on our roads is 100 kph (62 mph) even on the multilane highway 401 through Toronto. This is well within the limits of any of the Enfield models. I seldom push above 70: for one thing I am just not in that much of a hurry, and for another , I don't need the tickets. So as to the difference between Indian roads and ours, I would say that by and large that has more to do with potholes, and an equal argument could be made that are are far better suspended bikes than RE's for potholes in India. The common factors globally are fuel prices, and human emotion.
Right on the money Gashousegorilla.Goes as well for Europe too, and I would dare to include Australia and New Zealand too. Because they lack the mystic of the vintage, as we know, csq knew, it.There is a parallel in both perceptions, though.
Oh, and you eat them with carbonades (stewed meat), and a decent beer (choice of over 200). Deli
Why not try one of these..My wife has the carb cruiser model..The new ones are FI, under 4k and have close to 30 HP at the rear....They get excellent gas mileage and come in a variety of configurations....http://www.hyosungmotorsusa.com/new_product/introduction.asp?Cat=StreetBike&model=GT250&year=2014
Fun link. An alternate version claims the term french does not refer to a nation but is an archaic term describing the method of slicing the potatoe (or potato). If you ever happen to be in Belgium skip the official museum frietmuseum in Bruges for the unofficial one in Antwerp. Probably the single Museum in the World where you are encouraged to take and enjoy your fries indoors. Oh, and you eat them with carbonades (stewed meat), and a decent beer (choice of over 200). Deli