I'll take the less maintenance, better cooling, better fuel and oil efficiency. slightly more power, any day. They apparently last longer before rebuilds as well.
I will go with both.. and see which one gets ridden most.
I had the choice of newer AVL with the five speed left shift etc which would have made it easy to transfer from my Honda left foot six speed but I wanted the traditional 'old look' right foot four speed. That's what the Bullet is to me, A right foot change four speed 500cc pushrod single. Anything else is a copy. I state now that this isn't to take anything away from those that like other RE's etc. It's just my opinion of what is right for ME.I only have the bike for a weekend toy. It isn't used to commute etc so ' Old Classic' was the required look and that's what I got and in the Army style as I like that the best Each to their own eh?
The bloke who reckons my '05 Electra X isn't a Royal Enfield might have a problem with RE stationary engines, pedal bikes and lawn mowers that are all RE manufactured?!?!See:-http://www.royalenfield.org.uk/index.phpon the buttons on the left hand side.
I think the argument was about it being a "Bullet" not a Royal Enfield
Quote from: deejay on October 17, 2007, 11:37:32 AMI think the argument was about it being a "Bullet" not a Royal EnfieldYes, but the Bullet motorcycle or the Bullet bicycle?The bicycle is the original Bullet, of course. All others are poseurs.
Quote from: Thumper on October 17, 2007, 11:53:15 AMQuote from: deejay on October 17, 2007, 11:37:32 AMI think the argument was about it being a "Bullet" not a Royal EnfieldYes, but the Bullet motorcycle or the Bullet bicycle?The bicycle is the original Bullet, of course. All others are poseurs.Yes because when anyone mentions the royal enfield Bullet, they automatically think of the bicycle. *rolls eyes*Now I really don't want this to become my argument, because I don't care what you call your bike. But it's kinda like comparing the new Bonneville to the old one (lets pretend they are both in production today)... sure they are both Bonnevilles, but are they really the same? If anyone has a problem with others not considering their AVL bikes real Bullets, then thats their problem, because you ain't gonna change the purists mind. Just like I'm not going to attempt to convince someone that my India made machine is the same as a 1955 model that came out of england. We're all a bunch of poseurs!
Your saying that your Classic is the real Bullet as compared to my Electra makes about as much sense as my saying the Bicycle is the real Bullet as compared to your Indian made psuedo-RE.
With regard to casting methods and casings, I notice when looking at R E photos that some, like Deejay's Classic have a chain casing (left side) with a circular area in front with "Royall Enfield" molded in, while others have a plain casing and are just smooth. Why are some one way and the others the other way? Just curious.