Thanks for the replies, I'm still looking into purchasing a Bullet Classic. I would have to say that all the talk about these bikes needing constant mechanical care does scare me. Not sure I want to purchase a new 2007 or 2008 bike that need to be worked on all the time. Sounds kinda crazy to me. Well these are just thoughts...I do like how they look and sound.. guess I will keep researching and thinking about my purchase.
It's when you get into trying to upgrade the bikes performance capabilities is when you will get into high maintenance.
Quote from: deejay on October 06, 2007, 09:07:48 PMIt's when you get into trying to upgrade the bikes performance capabilities is when you will get into high maintenance.I'm most likely going to buy a Bullet Classic this Spring. After break in, I'll probably want to upgrade to one of the standard performance kits with freer exhaust, air filter, a carb rejetting, and possibly a slightly larger front sprocket to give the bike longer legs.Is this the kind of performance upgrade that can reduce the bike's reliability?
I wonder if many of us who are in to REs, and who are also in to high end audio, prefer listening to music on turntables and LPs, instead of the cookie cutter mass market CD players and now, ipods??!!
I was reading all the responses and read something that kinda disturbed me...Are the Royal Enfields being phased out? That is very disheartening to hear if it is true. I hope it is not true. I would love to hear any comments on this. Thanks for your timeYes that appears to be true, What worse is the new bike to replace it.Everything you dont want,in an ugly package.There is a thread here somewhere that shows the engine(unit construction) and the bike(1971 honda'ish). It clearly shows that RE has the usa market all wrong, imho.