I keep hearing that fuel injection is more efficient and gives better gas mileage-I'm not so sure thats always true.The new, redesigned Kawasaki Ninja 250 seems to be getting les gas mileage.The HD Sportsters seem to be getting less gas mileage than the earlier card'd modles. I had a 1984 HD XLX1000 Sportster that I left 100% stock, and that bike used to average about 65 miles per US gallon.Many of the new FI HD 883s seem to be getting 45-50 or so.The 1200s mostly less.Fuel injectiond adds lots of complexity and if you have a problems with it, its usually tow time.With a carb, you mey be able to fix it on the spot.Also, with the FI (at least on the HDs), you get a bunch of crap like fuel pumps,wiring,sensors stuffed up inside your fuel tank.You lose the reserve, and gain an almost always wildly innacurate fuel gauge or warning light. Jon 2007 500 Bullet Classic
I rather think that each generation of tinkerers has looked at the next generation of bikes and thrown up their hands in horror. The USA seems to be a nation of gearheads and if the new bullet had an on-board nuclear reactor I'd expectsomeone to be modifying it within the week!As this is the first unit design from Enfield India maybe they should follow traditionand call it the Bullet Crusader?
Under the best of circumstances we will not see the UCE in the US until sometime in 2009
Seems I recall that next year.......maybe. Here is a link to some info on the UCE in India http://www.royalenfield.com/ThunderbirdTwinspark/home.html.