Maybe it's just me, but it seems that when it gets down to deciding if you think the "welds don't look quality enough for the price", you're looking for some reason to not buy the bike, not reasons for why you want one.
Quote from: ace.cafe on May 10, 2009, 05:10:24 PMMaybe it's just me, but it seems that when it gets down to deciding if you think the "welds don't look quality enough for the price", you're looking for some reason to not buy the bike, not reasons for why you want one.Ace - I think you miss the point – when you are paying a higher price you compare with the competition – Ok you could argue there is no ‘direct’ competition (single cylinder pushrod ‘retro’) but there is now only a small price difference (certainly within UK) with other retro machines like the Bonnie or entry HD sportsta or Guzzi classic (a bit more still). The reason most of us are on this forum is because we generally prefer RE to the other marques – we all want the company & the new models to succeed (& it will) but when you pay hard cash (& a fair wack at that) for something you expect some of the basics to be right straight from the box. Kevin's comments reassure me that this company is working hard to resolve some of these issues.
Ace, you forgot the Thruxton..Sweet....I bought my RE because it was a bike I could wrench on and make my own, and only cost $4500 new (and the lady of the house loved the look)... I have taken a C5 for a spin and it was great, time will tell how things go. But one thing is for sure, as gas prices go us and the threat of Cap and Trade taxing energy even more, fuel efficient bikes will sell.. I can ride my RE around town and to work for a week for $6... Not to shabby...
"I have taken a C5 for a spin and it was great..." The Garbone Br. Gary, where did you manage to take a C5 for a spin?