Anyone know what the latest is on sales in California? I last heard March once all the testing is passed. Will the few (3) initial dealers have parts & knowledge right at the start and will there be a lag on delivery with a waiting list? Would it be risky to be an early adopter?
Thanks Leonard. The dealer web page for California is 4 more than I was last told and interestingly only one actually mentions RE on its website (Doug Douglas, San Bernardino). That sort of tells me they are not arriving soon. I have seen them at South Bay Triumph (not for sale), but they were way optimistic last December thinking they would be ready to go by now.I am just hoping when they are ready for sale I won't be looking at a six month waiting list due to manufacturing back logs and high demand (which of course is a good thing for RE). I feel like I have been waiting 25 years for this particular motorcycle to arrive. I can't count the times I came close to an old Brit bike only to chicken out and move toward a not quite what I wanted new BMW or Yamaha and then give up.I am for sure going to pull the trigger on the new Royal Enfield - black G5 I think with a solo seat. For now I am waiting it out in blog land.
Black G5, light tan solo seat, matching saddlebags, shorty muffler. How about a 20 tooth countershaft sprocket.
Hello California Enfield fans. I'm Art...I'm one of the owners of Doug Douglas Motorcycles. We are really looking forward to being one of the new California dealers. I just wanted to invite you to join a Facebook page for Royal Enfield. The address is:http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=250350953564&ref=tsIt is run by us as well as our main Facebook page at:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Doug-Douglas-Motorcycles/114563445571?ref=tsWe felt is was appropriate to create a page specific to the California market since it's soon to be approved. As we get information on the approval in California and other relevent information we will post it there.Thanks for your time. We are looking forward to meeting some of you and helping out as you need us.Art[email protected]www.douglasmotorcycles.com
Thank you for that suggestion. While I don't want to appear to prospective customers as a hawk after a mouse it is important to get the word out and that might be a great way to do it. I will definitely look into that!Art
We've been taking some bikes to all the local swap meets and bike shows. Cheap exposure, your not going sell any bikes there but you can plant some seeds for some later sales.No need to feel like a "hawk after a mouse". In this depressed economy you have to do anything you can do to get the word out. The ones that get the word out will still be in business in a few years. The ones that don't won't be.CJ
Any news on CARB certification. The dealer (future) in San Francisco sounded assured of March-April. Is that still the case.