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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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2013 Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer

The [b]Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer[b] is scheduled to be released in 2013. With the first new chassis to be released by the Indian motorcycle manufacturer in 50 years, it comes complete with a selection of performance upgrades and Cafe Racer-styled parts not found on any other retro motorcycle, including Ohlin rear suspension and Brembo front disc brake.

For more info click on the following link: http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com...afe-racer.html

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post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 07:55 AM
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That looks amazing!

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It looks to be visually well executed. Kudos to the Indians. I wonder how it performs, of course a bike like that is not so much about the performance as the looks.
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True, but if it can't get out of its own way, what's the point?

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Hopefully, the price will be affordable as the looks are just great. Quality and service have vexed RE for years in America but under new ownership it looks to become a resurgent name in the motorcycle world.

I love the big singles just to putz around on but would have to see how the service/quality play out in the coming year.
Otherwise the picture makes it look as good as the once "due this week" Norton. And, we all know how the Austrian/Indian KTM is ruling the motorcycle circles.
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I like it but I agree with Bill. It's going to be all flash and no finish.

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If it has the usual RE 28 bhp, It's a cart horse dressed up for the Grand National.
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Hmm, visually stunning but if it really has an unreliable 28hp then I see no point.

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Its the ducks guts in looks. I had an Enfield Indian back in 1998. It used to drive me to distraction although I do attribute my garage prowess to that bike. Every week something else would break down. I eventually sold it after achieving semi reliability

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