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Author Topic: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!  (Read 9290 times)

doomed1

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Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« on: October 07, 2008, 09:41:12 AM »
well it's here, follow the LINK

my personal comments
Pros:
  • beautiful
  • classy
  • just a great looking bike
  • engine looks like an AVL or ironbarrel
  • disk breaks!

Con:
  • WHERE'S THE KICKSTART!?!?!

THANKS SO MUCH TO KEVIN AND COMPANY FOR THEIR AWESOME COVERAGE OF THE EVENT!
« Last Edit: October 07, 2008, 11:14:06 AM by doomed1 »

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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008, 11:51:18 AM »
WOW!!!!!
Far better than I had hoped!
Not too far removed from its real daddy!
Shame about the kickstart, I hope its leccy start is reliable as a leggy start!
Best regards
Terry
BITING THE BULLET:  2001 500 CLASSIC living in Sunny Bat, Somerset
Also 2008 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE 865 EFI

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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2008, 12:00:08 PM »
At shows sometimes things are removed from bikes in order to preserve that part for future use.  ;)

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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2008, 12:03:30 PM »
I like!
Minus the disk brake.
Something about the red polka dots on that green one does  it for me.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2008, 07:59:42 PM by t120rbullet »
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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2008, 12:12:04 PM »
Gorgeous!!! I've gotta have one!

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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008, 12:23:02 PM »
At 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!

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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2008, 12:41:44 PM »
At 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.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2008, 12:44:08 PM by Scots Bullet »
Best regards
Terry
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Also 2008 TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE 865 EFI

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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2008, 12:57:40 PM »
I like it!
Does anyone know yet how much they will be?

BTW the black one has a pillion pad on it.

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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2008, 01:01:17 PM »
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.
oh, it's there, it just looks like it's been blocked by the case just around where the kick is in the UCE Electra. this is for one of three reasons: they've yet to finalize a kick style, two, they didn't want the thing breaking from too many people trying to kickstart the bikes (these are just showbikes), or three, it's not going to be on the final bike (but could be changed). i'm leaning towards option two. i mean, these are show bikes. the kickstart is a feature that was already in the UCE design and is popular among most customers, so i see no reason for it to be left out. i would like to hear the final word from Kevin though.

about the silencer, it's nice, but i'd rather it to be straight personally. i'd like some room for saddlebags, but the seat is REALLY nice. that's about exactly what i wanted. ;D

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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2008, 01:17:02 PM »
Where is it?

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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2008, 01:20:19 PM »
OK, found it. Cool. Looks about like I'd hoped it would.

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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2008, 01:28:10 PM »
Initial reaction is positive. 
- Front fender looks fat.  I like it.
- Solo seat is classic, but I would want a rack behind it.
- Muffler tip looks very vintage, nice.
- Headlight visor looks good.
- No kickstart?  Not a deal breaker.  Maybe RE wants to project a modern image.
- Nice shiny motor.
- What is that oval thing under the seat?  Air filter cover?

If the MSRP is under $6k I think it will sell just fine.

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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2008, 01:35:28 PM »
The clean, bare rear fender is a plus. Should have done that with the Electra. Overall, good lookig bike. Also like the fact that they are using some classic colors. This thing it really going to tuen some heads. I think it may be my next bike. I was thinking of getting a Bonnie as a second bike, but between the Bonnie and the new RE, I don't think there is even a choice. This bike looks so much better.

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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2008, 02:16:08 PM »
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.

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Re: Bullet UCE INTERMOT unveiling Comments Thread!
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2008, 03:02:07 PM »
Kevin was right, for a new bike, I like the looks of it. The engine still looks a little bit out of place to me, but not nearly as bad as I thought t would look. Overall I think it is a good option for someone who wants a new retro bike. That will never be me, been there, done that with the new Bonneville... but I believe this new RE will be successful and I commend the designers for keeping the look of a 1950s bike.