C5 Ain't got no competition
I agree but would have to widen it a bit, RE got's no competition.
if there's going to be any competition, I would think it would be the Suzuki TU250X. Haven't ridden one, but it looks pretty nice.
.. Triumph, which has the strongest “memory lane” brand, is producing Bonnevilles that have only “styling cues” in common with the 60’s models, and for that reason I’ve not been all that tempted to buy one even though I understand they are perfectly nice and reliable....
As one who has ridden both 60s Triumphs and currently owns a 2001 Bonnie. The "new" Bonneville's share more than “styling cues” with the 60s models. Triumph did a great job in creating a bike that looks and feels like its predecessor.
I don't remember the price of the solo I tested, but it was over weight and underpowered.
Well, Br. Blue, I gotta ask:Is that new Ural solo going to be a) overpriced, b) overweight and c) underpowered -- for its size and weight?
Amen, Brs. Ace and Dannie! By the way, Tom, I was at that ATL show and stopped by the RE booth a couple of times. In addition to looking at the bikes, I wanted to meet Tait Bolton and visit with him for a bit. He was getting something to eat when Graciela, my wife, and I made our first stop by the booth. She and I, coincidentally, were hungry ourselves and left to get a bite to eat, also.We went back to the RE booth some thirty minutes later and met and chatted with Tait and another fellow who was with him. So, as it turns out, I saw you and spoke with you twice on that Saturday afternoon! Now, this pleasent surprise is worth, at minimum and in honor of our chance meeting and that gorgeous red Deluxe, one Sunday: WOWZAA!!!
Just posted on the motherboard:"For those who are interested in Ural solo:Available February-March 2010. Considering assembly in the US.MSRP: around $8000Specs - read below. Please note: this is a prototype, specs may change.Model name, paint scheme, trim details – open for suggestions.Front forks – Marzocchi, 40mmFront brake - Brembo, 4 pistons, full floating diskRear brake - Brembo 2 pistonsRear shocks - SachsGear box - 4-speed, no reverseFinal drive ratio - 3.89Wheels - 18"Tires – Heidenau K36Seat height - 750mm (29.4”)Dry weight - 210kg (460 lbs)Estimated top speed - 90mphRecommended cruising speed - 70 mphEstimated fuel economy – 45 mpgEstimated range – 250 milesIlya KhaitPresident, IMWA"
retrosoulcharacteruniquesimpledurabilitycollectableno competition....I would agree. Nothing i would sell my Enfield for...until now...http://sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8849
This is a whole new solo. Shorter wheelbase, rear disc.