These people who will be new UCE owners are going to be our "comrades on bikes" and will be the ones to carry the RE marque forward, if it is to be continued. And when we see them out there, and hear about how much people like them, we may very well eventually become UCE owners in the future.
I've posted a few moans and groans already about fancy UCE bike pricing. With Japanese 250s coming in at well under 4000 dollars I think that a level of 6800 for the UCE will leave them sitting high and dry.RE will, I am sure, get real on pricing pretty quickly, particularly now that the recession is biting.
Sorry.Im Sticking with what My Dealer tells me. Whoever he is is talking to is telling him the bike will be here the first of the year. Regaurdless....$6800 Sounds a little High to me, so if You are the man who Names the prices I think that price needs to come down a few notches. Hell not even $1500 more and you can a get a Bonnie or a Sportster...
Whats the Deal here?
Hell not even $1500 more and you can a get a Bonnie or a Sportster...
Quote from: Deezil on November 27, 2008, 10:21:01 AMWhats the Deal here? Are you sure your dealer is talking about the new UCE bike or the 2009 AVL Lean-Burn.
How do you know Enfield isn't real on the pricing? I'm sure the bike costs them a fair amount to make.Eamon
I think the Bonnie looks great!
Is it worth $1500 more than the uce bike? Well with 30 more hp I would say yeah.
I own a new Bonneville, an old Bonneville and many RE's both old and new. (not to mention several other "off brands like an old Shovelhead Harley).
You can get a Sportster for that money and like 'em or not, it's a LOT more bike.
Quote from: exiledcarper on November 28, 2008, 11:25:32 AM You can get a Sportster for that money and like 'em or not, it's a LOT more bike. Ha ha!Yep, it sure is!About 200 pounds of dead lard more bike. Perhaps a person could hang 4 50 pound sacks of sand on their Enfield, so they can feel more like a Harley.
... I also think that many will be hoping you can retro fit a "sporty" exhaust,with suitable bark.Not sure how that would fit in with a factory set fuel injector? Do you think that the new motor will be owner "tweakable", in other words,, will you be able to alter fuel mixture to suit a nice safe,LOUD exhaust system?
... We have the cool bike and economic thing down and have made big headway on reliability. We are hoping the new powertrain will put us over the top in that category. RE has enough confidence that they are going to double the warranty to two years on all UCE bikes. This alone is worth something.
The thought occurred to me that the UCE Bullet should hit the same sweet spot of performance, coolness and all round street-able fun as the wonderful old Yamaha SR500 did.
... Really is hard to figure an exact match for an RE there aren't any real 500cc thumpers to compare too.
There are a couple of reasons the Blast doesn't sell;Try to find one. Most Harley dealers won't carry a Buell in the first place, much less a Blast. The HD guys who carry Buells around here can't get enough Blasts in stock. There is a delay in shipping right now for some reason.They're ugly as Death sucking a cracker.You forgot the IMHO! Even the guy on Yahoo groups spends 60% of his time telling people waht a bag they are.That would probably be Ralph R, who is a most interesting fellow. And I'll leave it at that. I'll be real curious to see a new Blast, though.Agreed.
Does anyone know haw the UCE will achieve the 70 mph cruise? Is it through higher rpms or a different gearing.Personally I think the way to achieve that would be a 6 or 7 speed gearbox. I never met a 5 speed that I thought should be a six. Carrying the same split between gears and having 6 speed would make going 70 an easy task on an AVL.