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Old 12-02-2012, 11:56 AM   #21 (permalink)
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It's a really pretty bike. If it can achieve double digit speeds it can compete with my GF's Guzzi V7 Racer...
The only way that this bike will make a ton, is if you chuck it over a very high cliff. A fitting end to it IMHO. As an ex Indian Enfield owner, I often used to wish that I lived nearer to the coast!
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Reading up on the Royal Enfield company, several interesting things popped out at me.

In 1995 the original company was bought out entirely by a huge investor of theirs who makes cars, trucks, tractors ect. In 2011 they enticed a top Indian GM manager away to become the new CEO. He cleaned house so to speak and invested $30 million in re-tooling, rebuilding at the factory. The also quit building the cast engine late that year and build the new EFI only engine now. They quit buying cheap steel and are using world industrial steel now. The 2012 and new 2013 bikes are not at all the same bikes they sold here in 2010 and 11.

Not that I am going to jump out and buy one but seems I will have to go see a new one and stop beating up on them till I ride one. Still can't find a price quote for 2013 GT.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:21 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Reading up on the Royal Enfield company, several interesting things popped out at me.

In 1995 the original company was bought out entirely by a huge investor of theirs who makes cars, trucks, tractors ect. In 2011 they enticed a top Indian GM manager away to become the new CEO. He cleaned house so to speak and invested $30 million in re-tooling, rebuilding at the factory. The also quit building the cast engine late that year and build the new EFI only engine now. They quit buying cheap steel and are using world industrial steel now. The 2012 and new 2013 bikes are not at all the same bikes they sold here in 2010 and 11.

Not that I am going to jump out and buy one but seems I will have to go see a new one and stop beating up on them till I ride one. Still can't find a price quote for 2013 GT.
That's interesting to know since I have a thing for quirky and slow bikes of a certain style.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:28 PM   #24 (permalink)
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That's interesting to know since I have a thing for quirky and slow bikes of a certain style.
My wife rides a 2011 G-5 it is quirky and slow but it is fun to ride. Also riding it puts her in a good mood and how can you sat that is a bad thing?
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:28 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Reading up on the Royal Enfield company, several interesting things popped out at me.

In 1995 the original company was bought out entirely by a huge investor of theirs who makes cars, trucks, tractors ect. In 2011 they enticed a top Indian GM manager away to become the new CEO. He cleaned house so to speak and invested $30 million in re-tooling, rebuilding at the factory. The also quit building the cast engine late that year and build the new EFI only engine now. They quit buying cheap steel and are using world industrial steel now. The 2012 and new 2013 bikes are not at all the same bikes they sold here in 2010 and 11.

Not that I am going to jump out and buy one but seems I will have to go see a new one and stop beating up on them till I ride one. Still can't find a price quote for 2013 GT.
The dual tube frame up front is a major upgrade. The `cafe style` is a bit gimmicky for my tastes. There is a bike show here in a couple of weeks. They will probably be here.

EDIT: Reread my post. To be clear, I meant "'cafe style' is a bit gimmicky" when coming off the factory floor. BTW bike show is this weekend. Yah!

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Checking the specs it'll chuck out a whopping 27 HP!
Going on sale for around $2600.
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Checking the specs it'll chuck out a whopping 27 HP!
Going on sale for around $2600.
That is an attractive price point, despite the hp. I'm looking for a first bike for my son right now and if it were available I'd be in the dealer tomorrow.
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$2600, wow thats cheap enough just to have to putt around on.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:47 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Cheap enough to buy & swap the motor!
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