I really like the looks of that motor
To tell you the truth I like the looks of this better than the LB!
Reference from the hitchcock's site:There's a 4 page article on the new UCE engine at:http://royalenfieldbooks.com/Click on 'Free Downloads'You have to go through the motions of a 0-dollar purchase and create an account as you go but it's worth the extra minute or two. Good pix and interesting article.it's copyrighted by Gordon G. May.Matt
I found some more spy pics of this engine, and my god it is UGLY. It looks all square and as if its made in china. Why wouldn't they at least TRY to make it look like the classic engine they are famous for? At least Triumph made their new Bonny engines look similar to the old ones. Bad move if you ask me on REs part, it doesn't even fit the shape of the bike and looks horribly out of place. I hope for RE USAs sake it is a very reliable engine, because they won't be selling these on looks alone anymore.
Patience my grasshopperThe bike the UCE is in is a stop gap deal just for Europe becuase the engine meets Euro 3. It was always intended for a brand new bike which in theory we will have in 2009. While the look will generate debate, I think most of you will find it beautiful.For what it is worth, the engine is not in it's final visual form either.
Click on 'Free Downloads'
The bike will be unveiled at the INTERMOT show in Cologne Germany on October 6. I am sure it will hit the internet within a few minutes. It will be very early morning here in the US. I will be there and will try to upload to the forum if I can from the show site. If not then later in the day.
I remember talking to RE owners/volunteers at the NY show a couple years ago, and it was definitely a plus.Last year I was really disappointed not to see RE there. The highlight for me was the Ural stall, which smelled like booze and some guy was walking around in a grey Soviet officer's uniform with a big cap and high boots.Looking forward to the RE stall this year.Jeff
Under ideal circumstances we'd go to all of the Cycle World shows, but you can see what the issues are. I like doing the shows. They are a lot of work, but I really enjoy talking to the people. You learn a lot that way..
Kevin, funny you mentioned "Walnecks". It's a great "rag" and where I first saw the Bullet. The ad was in about the middle of the magazine. The photo was fuzzy a bit out of focus and the color had run. I think they print the magazine on a combination of recycled news and toilet paper. Well anyway, I was totally smitten. I bought one within a year. I didn't even take a test ride. I found a dealer, bought it and rode it home. It's one of the best decisions I've ever made. That was five years and one wife ago. She's gone, but the Bullet is still with me! This wonderful anachronism helped me stay sane and still does!!!! Works better than Prozac cochi
i think they can even adjust themselves to a change of exhaust systems
Ace,I hope you are not suggesting that someone like me has contacted Power Commander in Las Vegas and talked to them about developing a unit, or has started to develop aftermarket exhausts.
Sorry, no idea