BINGO !!! The genesis of the Sporster was a Sports model. It was NOT a touring model. It was H-D's answer to the lithe and lively handling Britt and European bikes of the day. Sportsters have gotten bigger, heavier and fatter as of late and size wise are closer to the Big Twin touring models of yesteryear. Park one next to a Pan Head and you will see what I mean.
The genesis of the Sporster was a Sports model. It was NOT a touring model. It was H-D's answer to the lithe and lively handling Britt and European bikes of the day.
A twin would be cool, but I'll stick with a single. A 500cc one lunger gives me the best riding sensation. I've owned a lot of twins, and multi's and I like them all but for some reason the single makes me grin the most
Hmm, a modern RE vertical twin. I would have a hard time not buying it if it were done as well as the C5/G5 designs.
Well - There has been a persistent RUMOUR to that effect ..... and the UCE engine case IS offset about a half a cylinder width at the parting line ..... and 350cc "guts" are already out there to make 700 cc's (Interceptor!) - and finally - the concept isn't wasted on the boys in the Factory - OR Siddatha Lal. Personally, I think that a parallel twin of 700cc's with about 60-65hp in the light Enfield frame couldn't be beat. I'd have one in my garage as soon as they were available! They'd kill Harley on every accord in India - it's an ENFIELD, it's less money, it's less tax - and you KNOW those engineers would design at least 60mpg's right into it ....
Copied from the other thread http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,9528.0.htmldirectly followed by I am hedging my bets that RE will make it a parallel twin. Whatever they call it I want one. Now lets see if they can get it here for less than the cost of a Triumph.
thank you...i mean what r they going to do just stay with the c5/g5 models...great bikes and classy but were're talking 3-4 years from now.