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Author Topic: Have you guys seen this?  (Read 2292 times)

GeorgeE

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Have you guys seen this?
« on: February 09, 2010, 02:52:35 PM »
Sweet new bike. Unfortunately 2 years away.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQy05Tr_cTg
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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 03:40:27 PM »
  That's a neat cafe racer..would be a big seller I believe for the company.  Thanks Goerge for the article.
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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 04:19:00 PM »
Boy - THAT sure was a jumping off point for the swirling vortex of YouTube video hades .... Hahaha!! I got sucked in for about 40 minutes just watching video's of Classic 500 promotion in India ..... wow
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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 08:35:42 PM »
I wish some one would have shoved a chair under the cameraman.
Still- looks like I may need to start saving some money. 
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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010, 10:56:55 PM »
I was trying to figure out if the Cafe was the "more faster" engine they were talking about. It looked like the 500 UCE.
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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010, 05:04:00 PM »
From what I've been led to believe, the Cafe bike was strictly a "mock up" to tease the general public with. There are rumours of a 600cc UCE out there - but again - it may just be "Bravo Sierra" from the Factory. They have their hands FULL right about now just keeping up with the orders that they have ...... CMW will likely have developed a Cafe Kit for the C5 before the India one gets off the ground - keep in touch with your good dealer for that one!  ;)
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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 02:31:20 AM »
Be still my beating heart!  :o

That is the coolest thing since the invention of sex.

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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2010, 07:34:54 PM »
that is B-U-tiffle!!  Man.....

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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2010, 12:19:43 AM »
What is also important is the price point. As such the new RE's are overpriced. After all it is a 500 cc engine with limited performance abilities. The quality of construction is also always a question.

CMW and this forum has done an outstanding job, but the fact is, if you are stranded in a town, not every mechanic is going to be willing or able to put their hands on an RE.

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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2010, 10:36:11 AM »
What is also important is the price point. As such the new RE's are overpriced. After all it is a 500 cc engine with limited performance abilities. The quality of construction is also always a question.

CMW and this forum has done an outstanding job, but the fact is, if you are stranded in a town, not every mechanic is going to be willing or able to put their hands on an RE.

Enfield's are no longer cheap, that's for sure. However, as a bike to keep long term it's running costs should be very low. (Yes, I'm assuming long term reliability which is not really proven at this point.) Fuel consumption, tyre wear, service costs, spares prices - all much better than average. The build quality could be better; one winters salt and no cleaning would leave it's mark but that could be said for quite a few other bikes.

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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2010, 01:22:37 PM »
I personally don't think that "cheap bike" is a good reputation for a company to have.

The sooner they can dump the "cheap bike" designation, the better.
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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2010, 02:04:21 PM »
I personally don't think that "cheap bike" is a good reputation for a company to have.

The sooner they can dump the "cheap bike" designation, the better.

Yes I'd go with the reliable bike, which also has value for money.

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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2010, 02:56:35 PM »
  And you can't really buy a bike like the Enfield for the money.  Unless Triumph is willing to reproduce the 500 Thunderbird.  Or you want a cookie cutter from the Japanese companies.  Don't get me wrong I have four of those in the stable but for the money the Enfields are a very good value with some character.

  Sure they need TLC, but that's part of the bike.

  Will.

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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2010, 03:53:39 PM »
I would disagree. A brand new Yamaha V star 950 cc on sale for 7000.00, is just a tad more than the UCE.  A lot more power, reliability and good styling. Sure they dont look retro.

 Besides, the UCE is available for almost half the price in India, which makes it overpriced, under reliable , but good looking bike.

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Re: Have you guys seen this?
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2010, 07:06:11 PM »
I sold a Yamaha V Star and a Triumph Bonneville. I ride a C5 and it's just as reliable as either of those two. The RE gives me much more than the other bikes did, it's not all about power and speed.
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