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r80rt

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Red C5
« on: February 16, 2009, 01:58:55 AM »
As much as I love my Bonneville black, I'll buy the first red C5 I see. That's the first bike that's really got my attention since I sold my old 1940 BSA M20 a few years ago, big singles get in your blood and just stay there don't they?
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Re: Red C5
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 03:00:50 AM »
Yep.
There's just something about a big single.

I think they said that the red C5 was coming a bit later, but it will get here sometime this year.
The new C5 really seems to be attracting alot of attention!
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Re: Red C5
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 03:30:31 AM »
Yeah - I can't WAIT to see a C-5 in person .... The missus is going to have to get used to one in the garage, too, I think .... hahahaha!! ::) That red is a LOVELY colour, too, from what I've seem from the factory photos. It's sort of like the cranberry colour offered by Jaguar in the 80's - VERY elegant and just slightly understated. Let's keep our fingers crossed that all goes as planned here - and get out to your local dealer to remind them that you need one!!
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Re: Red C5
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 05:05:42 AM »
Well, Brothers, I lean toward the red C5, also.  But, I wanna see it LIVE and under the light of the sun to assure myself that it's more reddish than maroonish to make the final call.  As an example, I got very excited with the color of the red Sixty-5 when the first pictures came out in 2004.  The bike, as it turned out, was a disappointing (for my taste) burgundy.  Now, I am quite sure that some of you love this burgundy color; so, I ask you to please not take offense because of my particular taste in colors!   ;)
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Re: Red C5
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2009, 12:42:11 PM »
From the pictures it reminds me of the Amaranth red used on the 1938 Triumph speed twin,  a fine color for a motorcycle in my opinion.  I've rode black mortorcycles for the last 39 years, it's time for a change.
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Re: Red C5
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2009, 12:24:46 AM »
I'm pining for a red C-5 as well and am getting a little frustrated with all this waiting.  It'll be my first RE and will be the perfect complement to it's Ducati stablemate!

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Re: Red C5
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009, 01:11:26 AM »
I like the black. Looks tougher, like a real hooligan bike, but I hate taking care of black. I also like teal, one of my favorite colars, but the RE is a light teal, too girlish, should have been a dark teal. Guess the red is the winner.

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Re: Red C5
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 12:49:53 PM »
.... but the RE is a light teal, too girlish, ..

So wear a skirt with it, no one could question you manhood , at least it would be an RE C5


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Re: Red C5
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2009, 02:04:02 PM »
So, what's with the headlight peak on these C5 bikes, anyway?

What's everybody's opinion about that?

I've looked at alot of old Royal Enfield pictures, and I don't see any headlight peaks.

And what is the peak supposed to do?
I think if I got a C5, that headlight peak would have to come off.

Regarding the colors, I actually like all of them.
It seems to depend on the mood I'm in at the time I look at them.
I seem to like the black one the most, but the red looks good too.  I'd have a tough time choosing between the black or the red. And sometimes even the teal looks best to me.

« Last Edit: March 31, 2009, 02:22:39 PM by ace.cafe »
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Re: Red C5
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2009, 02:23:55 PM »
Well, Brother Ace, I like the peak.  Perla has always had one.   ;)
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Re: Red C5
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2009, 02:40:24 PM »
So, what's with the headlight peak on these C5 bikes, anyway?

What's everybody's opinion about that?

I've looked at alot of old Royal Enfield pictures, and I don't see any headlight peaks.

And what is the peak supposed to do?
I think if I got a C5, that headlight peak would have to come off.

Regarding the colors, I actually like all of them.
It seems to depend on the mood I'm in at the time I look at them.
I seem to like the black one the most, but the red looks good too.  I'd have a tough time choosing between the black or the red. And sometimes even the teal looks best to me.

 Well I installed the peak on my Classic after installing the 7" headlight. Since there is no adjustment I thought it might help deflect the top of the beam a bit. It also seems to lengthen the front of the bike, which is also to my liking.

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Re: Red C5
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2009, 04:29:04 PM »
I would have had a peak for mine, for the same reason as Blltrdr, if they had had black ones. Anything but chrome.  :(

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Re: Red C5
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2009, 05:36:27 PM »
By headlight "peak", do you also mean the "visor"?

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Re: Red C5
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2009, 05:37:53 PM »
By headlight "peak", do you also mean the "visor"?

Yes, that's what I mean.
Different term, but I meant the same thing as "visor".
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Re: Red C5
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2009, 05:38:27 PM »
We only have the black C5 over here at present & she looks good in the flesh but will wait & compare when the others arrive. I've heard the green & red look better than the black - but it's all down to pers opinion. I guess I was slightly disapointed for some reason - I think it's the high price tag over here.

You can pick up a new 883 Bonnie for not a lot more so I can't see them selling the same number of EFI units than they have been recently with the AVLs & Irons - I hope I'm proved wrong though!
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