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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2011, 01:55:27 PM »
RE has dabbled in more than one type of V twin ;)
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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2011, 02:18:43 PM »
Yes, and there have been private efforts too.

Such as Aniket's Bullet-based Musket 700



And the Carberry Bullet-based "Double Barrel 1000"
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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2011, 03:09:07 PM »
@ACE:

After seeing the pictures you have posted of a parallel twin - Interceptor and a V-twin - Carberry, I am ambivalent which one to choose  :D.  Both of them look impressive - though I had initially preferred a parallel twin. 

I liked what you said that not all v-twins have to be Harley clones and that there are other ways to do it - that makes them look good and perform better !   
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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2011, 03:12:56 PM »
Yep, those guys have built some cool bikes, no doubt about it. No matter what RE decides to build it will be a great design, but I still like 500cc singles better than anything else.
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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #34 on: January 31, 2011, 03:53:43 PM »
I was thinking to leave the transverse V to Guzzi but that old black and white pic looks kinda cool!  Shaft drive would raise the price though, as would a whole new engine and frame utilizing so little of what they already have.

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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2011, 05:49:59 PM »
RE has dabbled in more than one type of V twin ;)

Wow ................!
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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2011, 08:15:02 PM »
I voted in-line twin, because an in-line twin is more "British" (although a case could be made for the Vincent, I guess).
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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2011, 09:06:15 PM »
If the new Vtwin looked like a vincent (as does the carberry) its a winner. However, I still like the parrallel twin too. RE is lucky. With so much history of both they can pick and choose.
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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2011, 10:56:46 PM »
There was a Royal Enfield triple too ;D
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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2011, 11:16:46 PM »
It wasn't an option but I say opposed twin.  I really like BMWs.  V twin simply for the likeliehood of less tooth chattering THUMP.


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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2011, 11:29:40 AM »
Why not beat them all at their own game and do a parallel twin 270 firing angle.  Then you get the Brit-retro  looks  (yes V twin has been beaten to death with wannabees) and also the to die for sound, with a little more emphasis on torque than power.  Keep the upright seating position like the Bullet (or Meteor for that matter)  and then you have something unique on the market whose only comptetion in miles would be the Kawasaki W 800.  I think brand can do the rest .  After all which would you rather have---an authentic Royal Enfield revisitiation of it's own style, or a Japanese throwback to their own owopy bike of the the 1960's. ?  Of sound is what sells REs in India, a 270 oughta do it.   Nigel.

Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2011, 11:44:04 AM »
Sorry, no cocktails yet but not enough coffee this morning:  Those last lines should have read, ".....throwback to their own copy bike of the 1960's ?   If sound is what sells REs in India a 270(degree) oughta do it.  Nigel.

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Re: RE BIG BIKE
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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2011, 02:29:31 PM »
I didn´t mention any fireing angles for inline twins in the vote because I thought it would be crystal clear that we´re talking about a parallel twin. If it were clear about the possible variations of twin and the different opinions about them in the forum I´d have them added to the poll aswell. Sorry about that, maby ammunition for a following poll  :)

My personal taste is definitely a parallel twin, as RE doesn´t need a high performance power plant. When you look for torque and are willing to avoid high revs, this thing will go like ape shit  ;D
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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2011, 05:58:44 PM »
When you look for torque and are willing to avoid high revs, this thing will go like ape shit  ;D

'Nuff said ;)