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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2008, 02:17:06 AM »
The red bike is not under manufacture at this point so sorry no pictures.

Kevin, I thank you, in any case, for your prompt response.

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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2008, 05:34:40 PM »
Appreciate the update.  I hope you do get a good review from SPORTBIKE-....Uh, I mean CYCLE WORLD.  They have a good magazine but can be pretty narrow in their views.

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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2008, 05:52:53 PM »
Mark Hoyer is a 500 Vellocette guy so I think we will be OK

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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2008, 05:59:02 PM »
Flew to Bombay this AM for a couple of meetings. While Chennai is chaotic, it cannot hold a candle to Bombay. I am told that there are 50 million people there (have not verified this). It is the financial and film capital of India. The contrast are very stark here. They have enormously wealthy people and beautiful building next to the largest slum in all of Asia. It is a fascinating place because of this. Had a Koran given to me by a taxi driver who would have done a team of Mormon missionaries proud. Nice guy and carried a trunk full of Korans in every language imaginable. One of my meetings was by the beach which had the stench of rotten fish. It was full of young people flirting with each other and I seemed to be the only one who noticed the odor. The smell of India do not normally bother me, but the fish thing is too much. The worst I ever got was several years ago when I got dragged into the Bombay fish market. It was over the top.
  Took a ride in an auto rickshaw from the beach to the airport for my return trip to Chennai tonight.

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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2008, 06:12:10 PM »
Heard a good one today
"If you don't trip while walking in the cities of India, you can't blame them for not trying"

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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2008, 12:48:50 AM »
Uh-Oh...my fantasies involve red.

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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2008, 07:16:06 PM »
Kevin, glad to hear the bikes did so well right off of the assembly line! I'm starting to get really tempted!!!! Thanks for all of the neat photos cochi

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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2008, 03:13:20 PM »
That makes two of us, Kev.  Can't wait till these bikes hit our shores... But I still figure on keeping my iron barrel '08.  That's a classic!  But I love the looks and higher possible speeds of the new one! :)
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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2008, 05:24:31 PM »
Assuming I'm looking at the right picture,
what is under that big oval side caover that doesn't appear on other models?
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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2008, 05:40:43 PM »
Also, What does "UCE" stand for, please?

After looking a a couple of websiite, I'm very confused about models.  There seems to be an old classic, yet a new totally different classic?  A TwinSpark?  Is that douple plugged?

Is there any place to look to sort out all the different models?  A chart, perhaps?
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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2008, 07:34:54 PM »
Uncle,
1.The "old" classic with the Iron motor. Very traditional, and in service 50 years.
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.
3. The UCE (Unit Construction Engine). Totally new and modernized. A result of EPA and EURO demands.
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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2008, 09:46:44 PM »
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.

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.
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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2008, 11:33:57 PM »
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.

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."

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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2008, 02:38:00 PM »
Good Lord! I Hope is doesnt cost as much as a new Bonnie?

I had planned on Trading my 2008 T100 in on the new Classic when it comes out!
That would be what? A $3k US jump in price from one year to the next on the RE C UCE.

Yikes!



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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2008, 02:57:21 PM »
I don't think it will be as pricey as a new Bonneville.
Probably not a huge amount less, but still lower than the Bonnie.
That's my guess, anyway.
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