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Author Topic: Not my style, but great looking.  (Read 503 times)

Gypsyjon

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Re: Not my style, but great looking.
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 11:51:21 PM »
Not my cup of tea either.
Yet, I'm sure, it will bring joy to a large number of enthusiasts.
Guzzi's V7 has competition.  ;D
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Re: Not my style, but great looking.
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 12:09:28 AM »
exhaust system is far better but the yellow stripe on the tank -is a no
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Re: Not my style, but great looking.
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 01:46:40 AM »
Yeah, but I suspect that Guzzi will be a more powerful bike for less than 2 grand more. But I am excited about the Continental GT from Royal Enfield. Hopefully it sells well and RE can expand the number of models.

If they stay with the 500cc & 535cc engine I suspect they are going to only be niche players in Europe and North America. But for countries with less infrastructure and roads like India where a top speed of 70 miles per hour isnt a problem, I suspect they could sell very well.

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Re: Not my style, but great looking.
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 02:58:29 AM »
I would've had one had they appeared here earlier. I needed something to ride so now I have the Guzzi. They waited too long to get it here and lost a sale.
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Re: Not my style, but great looking.
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2013, 03:35:25 AM »
I like the Cafe Racer, the one that is the second picture  ;D However, I don't mind the one in the top photo either  ;)

We can notice that the top picture depicting the Cafe Racer wouldn't be the final product. As we all know, the top picture is most likely a 2010 C5 modified to look like the anticipated Cafe Racer as it is displayed in the second photo. The second photo is the real deal and I like that one much more.

The first picture has many differences as compared to the real stuff - different shocks, seat, tail-light, lack of kickstarter, different front forks, big continental tank, C5 frame, different front disc/brake, different top yolk, C5 left/right panels/toolboxes, different exhaust etc. These subtle differences can sometimes make or break a purchase decision. Let us spot more differences! lol

Would buy. Because it is just lovely.
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Re: Not my style, but great looking.
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2013, 06:16:01 AM »
Nice bike but I am holding off for the parallel twin.
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Not my style, but great looking.
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2013, 06:25:20 AM »
Nice bike but I am holding off for the parallel twin.
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Re: Not my style, but great looking.
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2013, 04:13:40 PM »
Did anyone notice the Café Racer uses a twin loop Full FRAME? This is a great improvement over the current stock frame. I'd like to have one, but must wait a few years to afford a used one.
  As far as it just being a "poser", reflect on the Norton International & Manx Racers, BSA, Matchless, & AJS Racers. this bike, with its improvements would probably have been very competitive back in the day, & extremely fun to ride today. My used 2010 G5 Deluxe stacks up very well compared to my Old BSA Goldstar, Matchless G80cs, Yamaha SR500 singles. Like riding a Legend you don't ever have to push home. 
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Re: Not my style, but great looking.
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2013, 06:13:03 PM »
Did anyone notice the Café Racer uses a twin loop Full FRAME?

 Yesss..when they REleased the first spy photos of the cafe racer the twin loop stood out like a beacon in the dark.

 Several of us are hoping that the cafe is the precursor/test bed for the long anticipated parallel twin.

Twin loop frame+ P-Twin= ;D


Just a couple tidbits from a parallel twin thread search of our forum. There are more here and elsewhere.

Royal Enfield is working on parallel twin that
will remind you of the Meteor, CEO says
http://www.royalenfields.com/2011/01/royal-enfield-is-working-on-parallel.html


Royal Enfield Working on a 650-700cc Parallel Twin
http://bikeadvice.in/royal-enfield-650-700cc-parallel-twin/

Is Royal Enfield gearing up for a prototype twin cylinder?
http://www.royalenfields.com/2013/01/is-royal-enfield-gearing-up-for.html


 
« Last Edit: August 18, 2013, 06:18:08 PM by Ice »
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

REA #136

"TIMEX", the '06 Iron Barrel Military that takes me everywhere I want to go... and some places I shouldn't.