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Author Topic: Nice review of the G5 in Cycle World  (Read 3406 times)

thefieldworker

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Nice review of the G5 in Cycle World
« on: October 31, 2009, 03:10:17 AM »

http://www.cycleworld.com/article.asp?section_id=3&article_id=1752

I don't know why I'm still reading reviews of a bike that I've had since May.

I ride my Bullet as an everyday bike - my second-grader loves being dropped off at his school on the Bullet. And other than a couple of seat bolts and a loose speedometer cable (and the recall service), I haven't had any of the Enfield issues happen to me. Great bike!

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Re: Nice review of the G5 in Cycle World
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009, 10:15:48 AM »
That's exactly what I like to read......if all goes well I'll have mine in the spring of 2010.

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Re: Nice review of the G5 in Cycle World
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009, 04:11:58 PM »
I don't have a G5, but my C5 has been a fantastic daily rider. ;D
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Re: Nice review of the G5 in Cycle World
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2009, 10:08:54 PM »
Enfields are MEANT to be daily drivers! The article was pretty nice, too .... RE bikes are finally getting the respect that they deserve as good economical transportation - and gREat FUN, now that the market has softened up a bit for the $25K Super Glutto Master Cruisers with Bells, Whistles and Fringed Conchos ...... I have ALWAYS been a fan of medium to small displacement bikes to get around on and just have fun with - although I do about love 'em ALL.  ::) (It's a sickness that can only be cured with one more motorcycle .... )
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Re: Nice review of the G5 in Cycle World
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2009, 11:08:47 PM »
"(It's a sickness that can only be cured with one more motorcycle .... )"  ScooterBob

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ScooterBob

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Re: Nice review of the G5 in Cycle World
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2009, 11:54:05 PM »
"(It's a sickness that can only be cured with one more motorcycle .... )"  ScooterBob

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Take 2 motorcycles and call me in the morning...

I got a dozen in the garage and I'm STILL sick! Heeheehee!!!  ::)
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Re: Nice review of the G5 in Cycle World
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 04:40:02 AM »
I have 16 bikes (included 2002 Bullet ES)singles, v-twin, inline 3, inline 4, v-4, 1 sidecar and 3 scooters, and still sick.
Ducati Diavel 748, Triumph Speed Triple Bonnie, Kawi ZRX1100 Z750S KZ650, Honda CB1000 CB350G CB450K, BMW R1100S, Royal Enfield G5 Deluxe, Harley FXDLI Sportster.

Alaroyal

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Re: Nice review of the G5 in Cycle World
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 01:10:26 PM »
I can't afford enough medicine (bikes) to get well !
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Re: Nice review of the G5 in Cycle World
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009, 01:46:18 PM »
Yeah- I've had to cut back on my meds.  That's kind of dangerous...
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JamesC5

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Re: Nice review of the G5 in Cycle World
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2009, 05:53:53 PM »
I just took an XJ900 custom chopper

It's making me feel much better!
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Re: Nice review of the G5 in Cycle World
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2009, 03:29:58 PM »
I read that article recently.  I think the guy was fair.  Nice to see reviewers grade a bike on its own merit and not try to compare the bike to a modern offering and then say it doesn't stack up.

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Re: Nice review of the G5 in Cycle World
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2009, 05:36:14 PM »
I read that article recently.  I think the guy was fair.  Nice to see reviewers grade a bike on its own merit and not try to compare the bike to a modern offering and then say it doesn't stack up.

You are SO right about that! The Enfield can't really be compared to anything out there .... it's in a class all its own. The really neat thing is that most of these guys get PAID to pick stuff apart by the roots .... and they simply gave our beloved Enfield a fair shake - and it came out SMILES! Sometimes I really hate to like the "new-fangled" Enfield - but it is the best RE EVER .... and a really good bike by any standard. I gotta say that I'd sure ride one as a daily driver -  ;D
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