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Author Topic: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.  (Read 4165 times)

Spitting Bull

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48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« on: December 01, 2008, 03:38:21 PM »
A friend of mine went to see the new bikes on Press Day at the recent show in Birmingham UK, so it was much quieter than usual, and access to the bikes was better.

Here are his 48 photos.  There's a slideshow option when you get there:

Have removed the link because it leads to a password-protected page. I hadn't realised that would happen. Trying to correct this problem.......

In the meantime, I've posted a small selection of the photos - see below.


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« Last Edit: December 01, 2008, 07:40:12 PM by Spitting Bull »
One cylinder is enough for anyone.

PhilJ

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 05:52:03 PM »
Seems we need a password, Tom,

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 06:32:53 PM »
Phil, I can see what happened.  Hold on, and I'll try to link to the photos by another route.........

Tom
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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 07:24:55 PM »
OK - here's a selection:

One cylinder is enough for anyone.

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008, 07:26:10 PM »
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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008, 07:27:13 PM »
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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008, 07:29:05 PM »
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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2008, 07:30:56 PM »
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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2008, 07:32:21 PM »
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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2008, 07:38:02 PM »
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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2008, 09:57:31 PM »
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 That converts to a whopping $6600 USD! That doesn't mean the price in the UK will reflect the price in the US.
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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2008, 12:35:43 PM »
Thanks Tom,

On the side car the negative was reversed.  ;)

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2008, 10:54:47 PM »
Not crazy about the taillight/license plate bracket setup.
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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2008, 10:56:53 PM »
The sidecar.  Was the negative reversed?  I thought the Brits put the car on the "wrong" side.

Glad to see some more good photos.

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2008, 03:52:01 AM »
Duh, the CORRECT side if you drive on the (CORRECT) left side of the hwy ;)

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2008, 10:26:20 PM »
The next question could be: What negative? At least I assume all those photos were digital.  Just showing my age, I guess.

Another question came to mind while looking at the left (correct?) side of the blue bike.

I seem to recall the rear tire/wheel assembly of Enfields could be removed without disturbing the chain.  Am I right about that and will the new one be the same?

That plat bracket does seem quite large.  I believe the Brits have some requirement that plates have letters of a certain size which makes this necessary.  Maybe the US model will have a smaller bracket?

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2008, 11:19:41 PM »
I thought the wink would indicate a joke!

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2008, 10:03:21 PM »
It does.  I'm just kinda slow sometimes.

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2008, 06:41:27 AM »
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 That converts to a whopping $6600 USD! That doesn't mean the price in the UK will reflect the price in the US.
I rather like the look of the new Classic, but I guess you and I are alone in thinking six and a half grand is a bit steep for a bike built in a third world economy. 

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2008, 07:40:53 AM »
For my money, as long as the reports of reliability hold a decent amount of truth, I'll be happy with the price.  Even stock, the new Bullet looks to offer sufficient performance for anything but long stints on the highway.  And since the engine, when properly coaxed, is capable of ~45 bhp, even highways aren't out of reach (if you really, really must ride on them... boring straightways of death, those things).
There's something that doesn't make sense... let's go and poke it with a stick.

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2008, 06:09:25 PM »
Fellas, we should find out a lot about the C5 and G5 in the up coming (March issue, perhaps) Cycle World article.  In another thread, RE1 noted that Mark Hoyer, the article's author, ended up with a six-page-total of his impressions of the recent test rides in India.  This should hopefully result in a very informative and comprehensive report of the new RE product offerings!

Enjoy the ride!
Long live the Bullets and those who ride them!

Keep the shiny side up, the boots on the pegs and best REgards,

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2008, 09:23:38 PM »
I'm not sure that you should be refering to India as a third world economy. After all
they do build ships,cars, mototorcycles,relatively modern aircraft, a range of
military equipment and are well up in the electronics field.It would I think that
the term developing economy would be much closer to the truth.

$6600 doesn't seem that excessive for what seems to be a fairly decent motorcycle
and I'd venture to suggest better value than either the Ural or Sportster?

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2008, 10:05:34 PM »
I'm not sure that you should be refering to India as a third world economy. After all
they do build ships,cars, mototorcycles,relatively modern aircraft, a range of
military equipment and are well up in the electronics field.It would I think that
the term developing economy would be much closer to the truth.

$6600 doesn't seem that excessive for what seems to be a fairly decent motorcycle
and I'd venture to suggest better value than either the Ural or Sportster?


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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2008, 01:12:04 AM »
Ural - Yes,  Sportster - No

Plus, you get more mass for your money with the Sporty!   :D

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Re: 48 great photos of new bikes at Birmingham, UK.
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2008, 04:41:05 AM »
    Ya all might hurt my feelings. I just bought a nice 2006 XL883 with 3000 miles on it for $4062.00. It's my second. Had a 1984 XLX-61.I bought it during our cold spell here, so was lucky to get it home, and haven't ridden it since. Traded in my 2005 KLR650.I've been riding my 2007 Yamaha XT225 to work last week and this week every day in the rain,cold,and snow.These are some tough conditions, and the XT is nice and light and torquey. I figure if it gets real bad, I can use my feet like outriggers....

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