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Author Topic: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet  (Read 4696 times)

LJRead

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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2008, 11:05:10 PM »
Starting with Kevin's earlier comment about the new model being more like a G series, I think they may do something to make the rear suspension look more like a rigid frame, using some new mounting of the shocks as seen on the Black Shadow or many of the current bikes like the Harleys.

If I were to buy such a bike, I would still have to equip it with saddlebags or panniers or such and that would ruin the effect.

It seems the anticipation on the forum is greater than that of the Nov. 4 election or who will capture number 1 in NCAA football.  So it should be!!!

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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2008, 12:50:00 AM »
The UCE made an appearance at the RALLY on the RIVER...

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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2013, 06:18:52 PM »
Unfortunately it doesn't have everything a motorcycle needs. It seems to be missing a lot of electrical plumbing. And maybe a chain, and other bits!
As for any relationship with a '60s BSA, I sure don't see it! It does vaguely remind me of an old Bullet, though, with the separate looking gearbox. I'm sure that's what it's supposed to do.
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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2013, 08:03:12 PM »
Interesting revival of a five year old post - about what the UCE would look like.  ;)
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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2013, 08:19:48 PM »
If I had time (don't) I guess it might be good to prune this board a bit. You cannot believe how much server space it is taking up.

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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2013, 03:22:15 AM »
I think bare has too much time on his hands waiting for the cafe racer to arrive! :P

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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2013, 05:08:27 AM »
And that's the truth!!
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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2013, 01:17:21 PM »
If I had time (don't) I guess it might be good to prune this board a bit. You cannot believe how much server space it is taking up.

adding another volume (drive) is probably the way to go.
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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2013, 02:21:18 PM »
Kevin, I hope you read the comment about lower. As a shorter person, I can tell you that the US has a dearth of lower bikes that aren't cruisers, and precious few at that. One of things I loved about the older bikes that I rode as a kid is shorter people can ride them. It's not like India and places like Japan aren't chock full of shorter inseamed folks. There needs to be something we don't have to drop 4 inches. Something like that would keep me on something like this for the rest of my life.

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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2013, 07:44:52 PM »
I thought about the good old days when bikes were lower. Then it dawned on me that the bikes I rode back them were just plain smaller. When I was young, a 650 was a gigantic bike, 500s were pretty tall for me. But most of the bikes I rode were 250 or 350s. then more 500s in the '80s. I really didn't have very big bikes until the 90s when I started getting into the liter stuff. They're just bigger bikes, I had to realize that I can't compare oranges to pumpkins!
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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2013, 08:32:33 PM »
Recall that old Randy Newman song?  Short People Got No Reason...  ;-)
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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2013, 11:18:59 AM »
I think we got bigger ourselves too.
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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2013, 02:11:55 PM »
IMO, the 350 and 500 bikes are still very relevant and suitable.
They were the most popular sizes when I was growing up, and they did everything necessary, and were plenty of fun. And they were easy to get on board, and didn't cost much.

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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2013, 02:58:05 PM »
Frankly, I just like the stance of the Bullet 350/500. It appeals to me the most. As Desi Bike said, people have grown bigger, but the bike has stayed the same. Actually, to quote the specs, the newer UCE Bullet still with the old frame - which is the B5, is still a tad bigger than the older CI frame. My oldish/middle-aged relatives  ;) who used to ride the Enfield 25-35 years ago mentioned that the B5 looks small when they saw it for the first time after ages. They also mentioned that the front tyre also looks very slim. However, it is still the same size it was 35-40 years ago. Maybe it is the disc brake that makes the tyre look smaller and the engine that makes the bike look smaller. But again, we've grown bigger and people didn't ride their REs for a period of time.

To quote some specs from the older 350cc/500cc workshop manual and the newer B5 UCE manual -

                                     CI Standard 350/500 Bullet                                         

Length (mm)                                  2120                                                                         
Width (mm)                                    750
Height (mm)                                   1080
Wheel base (mm)                           1370
Saddle Height (mm)                        850 for 350cc/760 for 500cc
Ground clearance (mm)                  140
Vehicle Dry weight (kg/lbs)             168/370.38
Max. pay load (kg/lbs)                    175/385.81 for 350cc & 185/407.86  for 500cc
Tyre size (Front + Rear)                  3.25x19'' + 3.5x19''


                                     UCE 500 Bullet B5

Length (mm)                                  2200                                                                         
Width (mm)                                    800
Height (mm)                                   1180
Wheel base (mm)                           1370
Saddle Height (mm)                        820
Ground clearance (mm)                  140
Weight in running order (kg/lbs)    187/412.26
Max. pay load (kg/lbs)                    178/392.42
Tyre size (Front + Rear)                  3.25x19'' + 3.5x19''

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Re: Alleged Picture of New UCE Bullet
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2013, 05:30:44 PM »
I just got a new tire in the mail and thought it was so skinny it must be the front (90/90/18).  It was actually the rear (110/80/18).  These things do look small next to the giant cruisers everyone is putting out, and the 180 or 190 tire that seems stock on most sport bikes these days.

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