At shows sometimes things are removed from bikes in order to preserve that part for future use.
Quote from: PhilJ on October 07, 2008, 12:00:08 PMAt shows sometimes things are removed from bikes in order to preserve that part for future use. God, i hope you're right. i really want that kick of an experience!
Dragging the picture up, I cant see any provision for a kickstart.I do spy an oil level window, and drum brake on the rear.Still got that horrible sensor sticking out to the left on the header pipe unfortunately too, but they did well to make the silencer small enough even with the cat!I wonder if it would fit the Classic Bullet?As its a Euopean show I an suprised to see all the bikes have single seats, would have expected to see at least one dual, or aint we getting it this time?Nice bikes though, I raise my glass to the new model, and the next 55 years!The King is dead, long live the King!! Almost forgot my manners, thank you Kevin.
I like the bike but am concerned about the price. With the dollar falling in value worldwide I think it will be extremely unlikely to find a retail price below $6,000. And that is a price breaker for me.
Yes, the one in black with large red polka dots is especially nice. All in all, I like current Classic AVL models better because they retain the original look when the swing arm first came out. Trying to mate the swing arm with the G series type looks is a little off setting. I guess it is because I grew up with the British bikes of the later fifties. It is a little too retro for my tastes, but nice for someone who wants that look.I think I would give buyers a choice of the new bike as pictured and maybe a current Classic with the new engine, plus a military as they seem popular. The military could be in the new retro look as that would give a WWII ambiance to it.
The photo shows a G-series, I believe.
For those asking about the kickstart, I noticed that at www.bulletclassic.com, under "Specifications", under "Engine", they list "Starting: Electric" with no mention of a kickstart. And the pictures on that website also do not include a kickstart.Maybe if it was in the original UCE design, they might sell a kickstart as an option? The ks was one of the really unique things that was making me look forward to this bike, it'd be a pity for it to have been dropped enirely
And now, a question for Enfield - when the hay are you going to start selling it?
In those 45 years there have been so many improvements in metallurgy and machining that that possibility seems remote.