Kevin, I give you my thanks for the report and pictures of the new bike -- outstanding; look forward to reading the CW report in early 2009! If you are still in India, I would like to ask you to please take a few day-light shots of the red bike so that we can determine the look of the wine-red color.Again, I remain very grateful to you and wish you Godspeed!Best regards,Papa Juan
This is my first post, so consider it something of an introduction to the forums. Hi, all!The more I look at this UCE model, the more I like it, especially when I compare it to a new Bonneville. Those bikes have some unfortunate issues: the seat is too far back, the handlebars are too high (aesthetically speaking) because they have to compensate for the seat, the seat is pushed back in the first place because of the overly large and bulbous tank, and the tank is too large because it needs to look proportionally correct with regard to the oversized engine. Blah, says I.Concerning the UCE Bullets, I still have one minor gripe, and it's with those 18 inch tires; it's not that big a difference, but it gives the impression that the Bullet is a motor sitting atop two wheels, instead of being nestled neatly between them. Will 19 inchers still be available?
The red bike is not under manufacture at this point so sorry no pictures.
2. The AVL motor. Also called the "lean burn". Produced side by side, then replacing the "Iron". This more modern motor was developed to pass EPA standards. Priginally in the Electra, then added to the Classics.
Quote from: Blue Ridge Wheeltor on November 15, 2008, 07:34:54 PM2. The AVL motor. Also called the "lean burn". Produced side by side, then replacing the "Iron". This more modern motor was developed to pass EPA standards. Priginally in the Electra, then added to the Classics.We have all these different models, acronyms and mis-named parts (iron head) any new person gets confused. I've had my Sixty-5 since 2005 and try to keep up with the new stuff but if I ever knew what AVL ment I've forgotton, someone please clue me in.AVL is an Austrial company involved with powertrain engineering and development. The designed the lean burn motor for RE, and have partnered with GM and others in the development of different systems.AVL is the world's largest privately owned and independent company for the development of gasoline, diesel, alternative fuel powertrain systems, as well as fuel cell and hybrid technologies. The company also manufactures powertrain instrumentation and test systems. Close cooperation with customers is guaranteed by affiliates and local offices worldwide. AVL's North American Headquarters is located in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth, Michigan.""
Don't worry. First of all you cannon compare our prices to UK prices. For some reason everything cost more there on a relative basis.
I missed this first time round as I wasn't on these boards a year ago. What really jumped out at me is the comment that there was almost no need for a break in period and that the test models on this trip were thrashed from the off. Hardly what buyers of the new model are being told to do. Have I missed something?