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Author Topic: Dateline Chennai  (Read 5186 times)

Kevin Mahoney

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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2008, 05:20:16 PM »
Don't worry. First of all you cannot compare our prices to UK prices. For some  reason everything cost more there on a relative basis. How is that you can buy a Bonnie much cheaper here than in the UK? The one thing I can guarantee you is that the new bikes will be less expensive than a Bonnie - period.
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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2008, 02:04:34 PM »
That's sounds terrific.  I think I'd like to replace my Bonnie with a UCE when they hit the States next year.  That'd be an Attaboy!, not an Awwwww, Foosh! ;D
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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2008, 01:53:14 PM »
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.

There is a simple explanation with regards to why all items sold in the UK are at a Preium Price.

It is simply because we seem to like taking it in the A**. I think we're too polite or apathetic to complain.

We tried it with the Colonials with the tea shipment to Boston and look where that ended up!

I spoke with the UK importer with regards to the price difference between India home market Enfields and UK imports. I got the "much higher specification and finish" speech.

I waited until he finished and told him his speech smelt of B.S.
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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2008, 02:29:17 PM »
BS indeed,--I have been to Chennai and not only seen and bought spare parts but been to the Egmore region of shops for motorcycles. The parts there made the Re parts look expensive.

    I mentioned it before on this forum of the shorty exhaust that I saw for sale hanging up everywhere , it was 300 Rupees,-- thats about 6 pounds.

   A sign at the dealers had labour charges for most repairs to the motorcycle, I remember catching my eye -- full engine overhaul 2000 rupees (30 pounds).

   But that was last year there has probably been some deflation since then.
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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2008, 01:58:01 PM »
 ;)I sent an email to the factory site, enquiring about red bikes to the U.S. and got this reply: Dear Mr. Reid,

Thank you for your interest in the Bullet Classic.

The Bullet Classic is slated for release in the US by June 2009. All
colours will be available at that point in time.

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Andrew Anantharaj
Senior Manager - International Business.
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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2009, 08:37:46 AM »
I envy those at whom there is a possibility to travel.

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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2009, 09:52:28 PM »
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?

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Re: Dateline Chennai
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2009, 11:40:45 PM »
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?

No dealer in his right mind would tell you to do anything other than follow the manufacturer's recommended break-in procedure. 
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