I am an American who is now riding my last Harley-Davidson, as "The Company" has priced me out of the market. Although I am waiting for the new UCE to come to the states, I have for years been considering a Triumph Bonneville, which is an extremely well-engineered product and is priced at nearby D&D Cycle at $6500-$7000. How does Royal Enfield expect the new UCE to compete effectively in the same price range as such stiff competition? Even at $6000, the added $500 would buy me another cylinder and proven record of performance and reliability.
I think the UCE bullet, is the answer to the question that nobody asked.
Also, the front disc brake is a notable upgrade, as I have read of the inadequacy of RE drum brakes.
Prof Stack, Are those the questions you asked when you fell in love with your bullet? The fact that it had none of those improvements is what made the sale, was it not?