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Author Topic: super meteor re-release  (Read 2672 times)

fenrirlupus

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super meteor re-release
« on: July 20, 2008, 03:40:33 PM »
Royal Enfield used to produce a 700cc "super meteor" model.  Since the American market tends to favor larger motorcycles, why not release a new meteor model in the US?

chris-bartlett

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Re: super meteor re-release
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 03:40:24 PM »
I know I'd at least like the front and rear fenders as an accessory item!

LJRead

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Re: super meteor re-release
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 07:03:01 PM »
My first bike was an Indian twin of late 50s vintage, 700 cc., and, in my mind at least, a fantastically beautiful bike.  I never took a photo of it and now wish that I had.  My instincts tell me that Enfield will eventually produce a twin, maybe as an evolution of the UCE.  There would be quite a demand, I should think.

RAKe

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Re: super meteor re-release
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 02:41:36 AM »
The market for large vertical twins is sizable, but the competition in that class of bikes is stiff.  RE has probably researched the issue and realized that they will have to compete with Triumph, the new Norton on its way (with big money behind it), and any number of Japanese bikes.  I would suggest that RE will continue as they have for decades now--thumpin' their way to profitability.
196? Triumph 500 (basket case), 1968 BSA 650 (needed work), 1976 Triumph T140V 750 (ran well), 2004 Harley-Davidson XL883C, 2007 Harley-Davidson FXDB

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Hubie75

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Re: super meteor re-release
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009, 01:07:44 AM »
I just bought a real one, a 1956 super meteor 700 and unrestored, what a gem!

I'll try and add a pic for all to see.

Cheers,

Hubie

Cabo Cruz

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Re: super meteor re-release
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 01:30:51 AM »
Very, very cool and WOWZAA!!!
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

Keep the shiny side up, the boots on the pegs and best REgards,

Papa Juan

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Rick Sperko

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Re: super meteor re-release
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 02:19:26 AM »
I know I'd at least like the front and rear fenders as an accessory item!

A British vendor that begins with an "H" and ends with "itchcock's" sells fenders deeper than the 350 fenders that I believe you have Chris. I think Kevin has said he has them too. I am pretty sure they are flared as well.

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