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Author Topic: For Kevin - Assessment and Opinions  (Read 6321 times)

Jon

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Re: For Kevin - Assessment and Opinions
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2008, 07:23:17 PM »
My reply to taildragin was actually aimed at his last two paragraphs but perhaps I mistook his meaning? I rather thought his point was that the Indian RE is not a "real"
RE something I would dispute.

If you go look at the last UK "Big Head" Bullet and the Crusader based unit Bullet
that suceeded it and stand them alongside the UCE you can see the continuity
in terms of appearance and styling and if you compare the engine layouts and
specs there are still similar features.

Land Surveyor

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Re: For Kevin - Assessment and Opinions
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2008, 09:19:38 PM »
About the Meteor twin thing, I dunno about "flying off the shelves."  The new Bonneville doesn't seem to be doing so much flying.

Re: the performance vs. a Japanese bike thing.  I have debated that back and forth with myself regarding a HD Sportster.  I came to the conclusion that if I needed ultimate performance (I don't) I should just buy a Hayabusa and forget it.
But I don't need a bike that will smoke everything else on the road.  I need (more like want) something that will reach or somewhat exceed "the ton" and cruise the Interstate at 70mph or so.  That  doesn't require a superbike.  In the house of Suzuki, those requirements can be met with an SV650 for about the same price as the RE.  It does not, however, look remotely classic, to say the least.  It just depends on what you want.

RAKe

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Re: For Kevin - Assessment and Opinions
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2008, 04:15:36 PM »
Is it built in India, as Bullets always have been?  To me, the term "Bullet" signifies "built in India".  A Royal Enfield built in India, regardless of anything else, is a "Bullet".  "Real" RE--that's a joke, right?  Ask the British troops who saved their ass with this particular piece of equipment.
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The Garbone

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Re: For Kevin - Assessment and Opinions
« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2008, 04:56:56 PM »
OT- Rake,  love me the looks of a Warthog,  bad ass...   +1mojo
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RAKe

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Re: For Kevin - Assessment and Opinions
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2008, 06:53:29 PM »
Gary,  I also maintained the powerplants of F-5s, F-15s, F-16s, and YF-22s  (prototypes), but nothing will ever compare to those A-10s.  If it wasn't for politics, one squadron of those shitkickers could absolutely destroy the air force of the majority of our opponents.  (Most importantly, may God bless those who are fighting for our freedom in the Middle East--heroes, all of them!!).
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Re: For Kevin - Assessment and Opinions
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2008, 02:42:50 AM »
(Most importantly, may God bless those who are fighting for our freedom in the Middle East--heroes , all of them!!).

RAKe: Amen!

Papa Juan
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