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Hellbender

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Available Colors
« on: March 19, 2009, 06:54:20 PM »
Can anyone explain why the two tone color schemes (i.e.red/white) advertised in the British classic bike magazines  are not available in the U.S.? For those who haven't sen them, they are very cool.

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 07:15:43 PM »
That color scheme will be available later in the year, here in the US.
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 07:17:46 PM »
Thanks, Ace. Why the delay?

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 07:32:43 PM »
Thanks, Ace. Why the delay?

I don't know.
We were never told why. Kevin just said that color would be available later than the others, and coming later this year.
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 10:47:44 PM »
I assume that you are referring to the C-5 color scheme. The Brits and other Europeans got the first C-5's, ours come next. The Brits did not order any G-5's because those are models developed by me for the US market. They are now being sold elsewhere I think. They did order E-5's as they sell very well in the UK.
  You have to remember that the Europeans had nothing to sell this year until the UCE engines came out. With Euro 111 the Lean Burn engine could no longer be sold.
This is one of the reasons they got them first.  I can tell you that the Red and white are beautiful shades and really look good.

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 10:53:38 PM »
They are now being sold elsewhere I think. They did order E-5's as they sell very well in the UK.
 

E-5?  Is this a typo or a different model, inquiring minds want to know?
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009, 04:34:00 AM »
It is an Electra with the UCE engine

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 01:35:40 PM »
Thanks for all the info, Kevin. Those C-5two tones do look great.

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009, 03:52:00 PM »
It is an Electra with the UCE engine
Isn't that what a G-5 is?  I'm confused, not that it takes much

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2009, 05:03:16 PM »
The G-5 uses an Electra frame too, but it's repainted to more resemble a Classic, and the front fenders are more substantial/less sporty.  The E-5 caters more to European customers, whom have apparently flocked to the Electra.

G-5= Electra frame with alterations
E-5= Electra frame, fenders and all, with the new engine being the only change.
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2009, 05:52:04 PM »
Perfect explanation

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 05:55:54 PM »
The question I now have for the gurus is.. How is a C-5 different? ;D

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2009, 06:04:33 PM »
First of all go to www.bulletclassic.com It will give you a good idea of what it is all about. It is basically new from one end to the other. 60% of the parts in the C-5 are new and developed from scratch.

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2009, 06:49:20 PM »
Thanks again, Kevin.

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2009, 03:28:52 AM »
Any word of a C-5 military in the future? 

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2009, 03:44:54 AM »
There will never be a Military C-5. We will have Military G-5's. They will not have crashbars or panniers from the factory.

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2009, 03:20:52 PM »
Will there be or are there already military (metal) panniers available for the Electra frame?  I haven't found them anywhere.
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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2009, 03:46:52 PM »
That will work too, mounting the panniers should not be a problem, I did it on my Chang Jiang and they are easy to get and install, I would put a gas can on one side pannier on the other maybe???

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2009, 06:39:40 PM »
The G-5 uses an Electra frame too, but it's repainted to more resemble a Classic, and the front fenders are more substantial/less sporty.  The E-5 caters more to European customers, whom have apparently flocked to the Electra.

G-5= Electra frame with alterations
E-5= Electra frame, fenders and all, with the new engine being the only change.
Well I'm totally confused now!!
What in your opinion are the "alterations" that are different to the E-5 or Electra(apart from the engine) or does E-5 = DL?
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2009, 09:27:38 PM »
Brother Marty, the following links allow you to see the difference in models:

C5 (UK & US NEW CLASSIC 500 w/UCE; 6 IMAGES):
http://www.royal-enfield.com/page16.html

E5 (UK ELECTRA w/UCE; 12 IMAGES):
http://www.royal-enfield.com/electraimages.html

G5 (US ELECTRA w/UCE)
CLASSIC: http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/models/classic-g5.html
DELUXE: http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/models/deluxe-g5.html


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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2009, 09:55:47 PM »
Luis, thanks for the links it's a G5 Black Deluxe, para mi.

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2009, 10:20:19 PM »
"Luis, thanks for the links it's a G5 Black Deluxe, para mi."

Andy


You're quite welcome, Hermano Andy!  The G5 in her Black Deluxe outfit is a trafffic-stopping Lady!!!  Me gusta mucho!!!

But, I gotta ask: Where did the Luis come from?  This is Papa Juan (or Cabo Cruz)!  Que pasa?  I think you have a case of either (a) too much or (b) not enough cerveza!!!   :D
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2009, 04:04:48 AM »
Ay, Juan. Don't know where that came  from. Too many Nerga Modela's
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"Luis, thanks for the links it's a G5 Black Deluxe, para mi."

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You're quite welcome, Hermano Andy!  The G5 in her Black Deluxe outfit is a trafffic-stopping Lady!!!  Me gusta mucho!!!

But, I gotta ask: Where did the Luis come from?  This is Papa Juan (or Cabo Cruz)!  Que pasa?  I think you have a case of either (a) too much or (b) not enough cerveza!!!   :D
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« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2009, 04:29:29 AM »
 :D :D :D :D
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2009, 06:46:06 AM »
There will never be a Military C-5. We will have Military G-5's. They will not have crashbars or panniers from the factory.

If they don't have the crash bars or the panniers how can ya call them military???
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2009, 01:01:11 PM »
That is sad about the military. Taking an Electra, putting a slightly deeper front fender and painting it olive drab just isn't the same to me.

I said it in another thread, I see very few differences between the C5 and real Classic bodies. If I put a headlight visor on, repaint my tank, and put on a couple of knee pads and suddenly my bike looks like a C5 with kick start. But it really isn't the same thing. I wish the G5 had the C5 body. If wishes were motorcycles, beggars would ride.

All of this is pretty much moot for me, I love my Iron, I am thinking about a bike for my wife that I won't have to spend too much time on. She hates the Electras and wants a kick start.

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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2009, 01:06:27 PM »
I think my wife will sell her Suzi Savage for a C5 when they finally get here, she's got the fever for a new bike as much as I have. Thanks Royal Enfield!
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Re: Available Colors
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2009, 06:38:22 PM »
That is a real shame re: the Military. I was looking to get a Chang Jiang before the Enfield but decided I needed something more reliable for a daily runner, saw a military Enfield and got the RE bug, finally opting for the C5.

Seems to me without the crash bars and panniers, well, thats sorta half the "military" package
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« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2009, 08:15:02 PM »
Chang Jiangs are a lot of fun, I rode a solo for two years, the flathead was fine and smooth but I was an obstacle on the road even with the high gearing in the rear end. The old technology is great fun but it'll get you in trouble on a modern road.
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