This is the upcoming new 2009 Royal Enfield Classic 500
Quote from: ace.cafe on December 07, 2008, 09:27:04 PMThis is the upcoming new 2009 Royal Enfield Classic 500Ace, does the image choice indicate you're leaning toward the red bike? I am; but under the condition of making the call after I see this color up close and personal in the coming year!
ace.cafe thanks for the picture side by side. to my untrained eye there dose not seem to be much difference between two. I know the engine is different but other than that thy look the same to me. Do you know if the new bike will have a dual seat? Thanks for your help. Monty
Ace, that pillion is something to be desired. NOT! What is that a sleeping bag roll? There's a dark place in the woodshed for that log! I think you would need a two up seat to bolt on when you need it and the solo when you don't. What say you?
It's a solo seat for me, too! I took 110 lbs. off the bike by replacing the dual seat.
Prof_stack, you got it right! Are you a Mathematics professor?
The looks of the new motor is growing on me.I didn't like it at first, but now I'm starting to get an appreciation for it.
Isn't somebody aware that these bikes shown on the pics are unladen?!?The fenders have to match the laden ride. To get the desired look just mount them to the swing arm in a fixed position.Johann
I am focussing on the curvature of the fender in relation to the curvature of the tyre. Are others looking at something different?
I played a bit with brightness and contrast to get a better view of the tire/fender relation.IMHO the propotions are o.k..Cheers, Johann
Strange to say, I posted on this thread a day or two ago and now find the posting gone.My pointWhat bothers me a little is the scrunched up appearance of the new models. Maybe the wheel size has something to do with it, but my feeling is that the older Classic types had a leaner, more thoroughbred look to them that I like better. But that is just opinion...
From the way it looks to me, when somebody sits on the bike, it will look fine.I think it just looks funny because it's unladen.My old Bullet's fender is way over the wheel when it's up on the centerstand.
Quote from: ace.cafe on December 12, 2008, 08:46:39 PMFrom the way it looks to me, when somebody sits on the bike, it will look fine.I think it just looks funny because it's unladen.My old Bullet's fender is way over the wheel when it's up on the centerstand.Ace, we are talking space behind the tire, NOT above the tire. Hutch
Hutch, just mixin' it up a and funnin' a little. Who uses fightin' words like scrunched anyway! This forum is all about getting your point across. Maybe Kevin has a side view picture from his trip with a rider on the C5 so your question can be answered.