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Author Topic: Dateline India  (Read 9422 times)

Babaganoush

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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2007, 08:09:52 PM »
Hi Kevin,
  I was curious as to when the stuff that you saw in the Design Studio (that which must not be revealed) is going to hit the streets in the US. Best guess? I am sold on a Red Electra but am willing to wait in 08 for something extra special.

Dave

dewjantim

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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2007, 02:44:09 PM »
Sounds like a busy time for you Kevin.....hope you bring back lots of goodies for us....Dew.
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CMW-Rhett

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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2007, 07:44:43 PM »
For those who are interested in seeing some of the sights from Kevin's trip, I've put some of them up here on the India 2007 page in our Buzz Section.

He sent back quite a bit more than is currently on there, so I might be adding more soon.

Enjoy!
Rhett Waldock
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www.royalenfieldusa.com

Kevin Mahoney

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Re: Dateline India - view of the RE factory from space
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2007, 12:41:52 AM »
Check out this link:
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=13.17457&lon=80.307666&z=18&l=0&m=a&v=2
It is the Royal Enfield factory

RagMan

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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2007, 04:19:02 AM »
That is an amazing view..  I love maps so I panned to my house..  I could see my house, shed, trailer, truck, and the dumpster, with no difficulty at all
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indian48

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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2007, 02:58:16 PM »
Sounds like you had a great time in India! I know what you mean about the travel, till I was in Bangalore a few months ago, I used to do it in reverse, 6 times year, to Latrobe PA. I have seen the TVS factory myself, and I have also seen the Hero Honda one near Delhi where they make 3000 bikes a day! Amazing place. I trust that you enjoyed your stay here, and that RE India is doing good by your customers as they have started to here as well. The dealerships here suck though, by and large, and in my idle time I keep toying with the idea of getting into business as a dealer and transforming the user experience here - most dealerships here are those that people put up with, as the only way to get the RE. And do not go back to once the purchase is made. I know that the Bullet is meant to be a character forming ride, but the user experience of the brand  does not all of it have to be  stuck in the middle of the last century in terms of how customers are treated!
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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2007, 09:23:19 PM »
Indian48 is right in my opinion.........at least that's how the dealer in my neck of the woods comes across as. I bought the bike and went back a few times but got the feeling that I wasn't really welcomed for whatever reason...nothing overt just a feeling I had.....so now I do what I can on my own.

It's a shame.

Adam
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luoma

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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2007, 10:27:41 PM »
I feel fortunate, almost guilty, that I have had the opposite experience. My dealer is an absolute nut for old British iron. He races vintage Brit bikes and always has time to talk to me about my bike, or bikes in general.

indian48

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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2007, 12:39:31 AM »
If I was to be a RE dealer, that's the kind of dealer I would seek to be!
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scoTTy

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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2007, 03:21:57 AM »
since becoming an RE owner myself I have thought of my own shop  8)

the RE is a special bike..it's not entry level and its not multileveled.. ;).

My shop would be a drawback to the 50's and 60's
..  barn lumber interior..  visual scenes  from the past present and future

 coffe bar  :P

on the floor RE cafe racers  for sale... IF  only ...if... I could bare to part with them  :o :( ;D

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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2007, 04:45:23 AM »
since becoming an RE owner myself I have thought of my own shop  8)


My shop would be a drawback to the 50's and 60's
..  barn lumber interior..  visual scenes  from the past present and future

 

Don't forget those 50's welder shop cheesecake calenders with the topless ladies in the Betty Grable poses! ;D
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rickmax

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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2007, 06:54:27 PM »
 ;D
I don't know if this is the right forum, but everybody pick up a copy of the January
Easyriders.  There's a bitchiin' story "Riding Solo To The Top Of The World."  An Indian
filmmaker and his excellent adventure on a Royal Enfield 350.
Ta ma duh!

Eamon

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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2007, 07:08:29 PM »
;D
I don't know if this is the right forum, but everybody pick up a copy of the January
Easyriders.  There's a bitchiin' story "Riding Solo To The Top Of The World."  An Indian
filmmaker and his excellent adventure on a Royal Enfield 350.

Here's where you can get the DVD:
http://dirttrackproductions.com/
It's a great movie and is a good example of what a Bullet can really do.  I met the film maker at a film festival here is Seattle and he is a super nice guy.  Highly recommended!

Eamon
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rickmax

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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2007, 09:47:59 PM »
WIKID!
Thanks, Eamon!

I knew somebody here would know something. 
 ::)
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indian48

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Re: Dateline India
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2007, 01:13:14 AM »
It takes a community in the US to tell me about a great movie made in India and available here! Thx for pointing this one out, and I will try to get it this weekend and post a review once I have seen it.
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