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Author Topic: You convinced me, new bike. GT No Way!  (Read 1600 times)

darmst6829

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Re: You convinced me, new bike. GT No Way!
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2014, 10:54:17 PM »
Honda GB 500.  33hp. 350 pounds.                                 
Yamaha Sr500 33 hp. 359 pounds.
An original 250cc Royal Enfield Continental GT 21hp and ? pounds.
New Royal Enfield Continental GT 500 29hp and 405 pounds.
How hard would it be to get a couple more hp out of the new engine? The Harris frame is awesome and I like the high quality components used on the motorcycle.  I think the new GT is outstanding and the only thing holding me back from buying is I already have too many motorcycles in the garage. What a gorgeous motorcycle.

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Re: You convinced me, new bike. GT No Way!
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2014, 12:19:24 AM »
I wish they would make one of these, but with a standard riding position, for those like me who love the look, but can't deal with clip ons and rearset pegs. I'm just guessing, but I've always assumed that RE bikes appealed to more "mature" riders, many of whom might have the same issues I do. Teenagers are going to go straight for the Ninja 300, or if they are well to do, a 600 or 1000cc supersport.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
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Re: You convinced me, new bike. GT No Way!
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2014, 01:25:37 AM »
Yes, with a set of flat bars, a full length seat and slightly lower pegs it would make a nice 'standard' bike and wouldn't lose any performance other than visually. I doubt there's a big market for that type of bike in a big single,  but its something a willing owner can do himself...
I suppose you are right, up to now, RE owners have been more mature in age than other makes but I think the GT is their attempt at reaching younger riders. Not sure how they'll respond.
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darmst6829

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Re: You convinced me, new bike. GT No Way!
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2014, 02:17:40 PM »
Honda GB 500.  33hp. 350 pounds.                                 
Yamaha Sr500 33 hp. 359 pounds.
An original 250cc Royal Enfield Continental GT 21hp and ? pounds.
New Royal Enfield Continental GT 500 29hp and 405 pounds.
How hard would it be to get a couple more hp out of the new engine? The Harris frame is awesome and I like the high quality components used on the motorcycle.  I think the new GT is outstanding and the only thing holding me back from buying is I already have too many motorcycles in the garage. What a gorgeous motorcycle.

 For historical reference a 1966 Matchless g80cs makes (from web research) about 20hp and weighs 394 pounds. CS stands for competition scrambler.

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Re: You convinced me, new bike. GT No Way!
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2014, 02:31:22 PM »
It's possible to get more hp from it.
While the exact details about any differences from the normal 500 UCE are currently unclear, it's clear enough that they are still extremely similar.
Scooter Bob, and Hitchcock's already have done modifications for the UCE bikes, and we at Ace will also be bringing out some mods.

So there are options.
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Re: You convinced me, new bike. GT No Way!
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2014, 03:16:43 PM »
Flat bars?  Drill the top triple, get some bolt on mounts, a cheap set of steel bars, and reroute the cables.  Probably cost less than $100 and done in a Saturday.  It's not rocket science.

Scott