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RE thinks about a twin - what should it look like?

In-line Twin
30 (71.4%)
V-Twin
10 (23.8%)
I only like Bullets
2 (4.8%)

Total Members Voted: 42

Voting closed: February 06, 2011, 01:27:43 PM

Author Topic: RE BIG BIKE  (Read 1780 times)

P. Schraub

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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2011, 09:03:23 PM »
Hey Folks,
      It's a no-brainer...parallel twin ! I remember as a teen ager seeing my first Royal Enfield Interceptor 750 cc, and wondered ( now ), if they would ever come back.
      The V-Twin market is covered.......between Harley, Victory , and the Japanese, it makes no sense for R.E. to compete with them. That is the same mistake that I think the new Indian is making.......they're pursuing a V-Twin market when they should have focused on their in-line 4 cylinder!  Why the hell didn't they think of that !
       Royal Enfield is famous for their singles and twins, and they should stay with that........just an opinion.

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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #46 on: February 04, 2011, 07:24:18 AM »
I have sort of an emotional inclination to the parallel twin, in an Interceptor-like styling too.
And I certainly agree that is the most recent heritage of the RE twins.

But I also like V-Twins. They don't have to be choppers or low-riders. Ducati does an excellent job with sporting V-Twins, and Suzuki became almost the "de facto standard bike" with their 650 V-Strom, and are others like that too.
So a V-Twin doesn't have  to be in the "cliche" chopper-esque bike style.

I would be happy to see either type.
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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #47 on: February 04, 2011, 08:52:06 AM »
I like both also. I  think India will build what there market would want,since we are only a small portion of the pie. In other words,not sure if the Intercepter was their bag and they may want to go modern,like liquid cooled?
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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2011, 09:49:12 AM »
I like both also. I  think India will build what there market would want,since we are only a small portion of the pie. In other words,not sure if the Intercepter was their bag and they may want to go modern,like liquid cooled?

Regarding the present RE-infrastructure in India I expect a low-tech-engine without liquid cooling or overhead camshafts. The easyest thing to do would be just double a Bullet using as many identical parts as possible. If that theory is correct we´ll see a 700ccm and a 1000ccm version, both OHV and air cooled (and wouldn´t that be  8) ?)
« Last Edit: February 04, 2011, 09:52:41 AM by Maturin »
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Re: RE BIG BIKE
« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2011, 10:38:28 AM »
Agreed, I don't think they're going to make a radical liquid cooled departure.  Remember, these are daily driver vehicles for many Indians and simplicity and reliability are key.

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