My wife has been ill and I have been off-line. Yes they both have the same gearing. In theory and reality you are right about the top end etc. but i would be interested in someone (Ace?) doing the actual calculation to see if it is meaningful. I have no idea about the speedometer drive, but it would be a fair assumption that they thought of it.
Quote from: exiledcarper on December 28, 2008, 10:48:40 PMI may be missing something here, but why couldn't both bikes have the same sized wheels?I say both bikes are downright gorgeous--it's just a matter of personal preference. The G-5 looks a bit more modern, sleeker, etc. The C-5, apart from the new engine, looks like... well, like a Bullet. I like 'em both, but my heart goes to the C-5.
I may be missing something here, but why couldn't both bikes have the same sized wheels?
OK, As promised you heard it here first. A good reason to be a member of the forum - inside information. Here is our pricing for 2009. These prices are MSRP and do NOT include shipping, set-up, taxes, bailout surcharges etc.) - just kidding about the surchargesBullet Classic with Lean-Burn engine - $5349Bullet Deluxe with Lean- Burn engine - $5449Bullet Military with Lean-Burn engine - $5545Bullet Electra with Lean-Burn engine - $5745Bullet Classic G-5 with UCE engine - $5995Bullet Classic G-5 Deluxe with UCE - $6095Bullet Classic C-5 with UCE engine - $6395Notes: This will be the last year for the traditional Classics, Deluxes and Militaries. In 2010 we are currently scheduled to move to all UCE engines and the corresponding body styles. This will also be the last year for all drum brake bikes. The Electra, G-5 and C-5 all have a front disc brake which will become standard for all bikes in 2010. If you want the traditional Royal Enfield this is the last year that they will be available, better get one before they are gone. As you can see there is also a substantial price difference between the Lean-Burn Bullets and the UCE Bullets.The G-5 will get here sometime in the spring. It will initially be available as a Classic with solid paint and pinstriped fenders in Black and V. Green. The G-5 Deluxe will be available in Black and Red. The G-5 will not be available as a Military model initially. The C-5 will be available in late spring (best case). It will be available in Turquoise, Red and Black.
Ah, blast. I did have it messed up. Well, to avoid confusion as to why I got corrected/scolded for my ignorance, I'll leave the post as is. In my defense, I posted very late at night, or rather very, very early in the morning.In which case, my heart goes to the G-5. Man... I messed up.EDIT: I'm curious about the new bikes' nomenclature. I get the E-5 (Electra) and the C-5 (the newest-styled bike is technically the Bullet Classic), but the last has me bewildered.E for ElectraC for ClassicG for... what, exactly?
G-5 and E-5 are 19 inch, C-5 is 18. The designers were driven nuts over the mismatch between the older Bullets fender and rear tyre.
Cabo thanks for the post quote, I'm just trying to connect dots...Quote from: Royal Enfield 1 on December 11, 2008, 11:04:35 PMG-5 and E-5 are 19 inch, C-5 is 18. The designers were driven nuts over the mismatch between the older Bullets fender and rear tyre.I'm just trying to figure it all out.What I've gleaned is:E-5 Electra UCE has the 19" - No Price listedG-5 New Classic has the 19" - $5995, Deluxe - $6095C-5 Bullet UCE has the 18" - $6395Again, I'm just confused since we don't have the actual line up yet, and speculating...