BonnevilleAmerica.com | Forums Home | Photopost Archive | AUP | Disclaimer

General Motorcycle Forums >> Other Bikes

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | >> (show all)
NIbiker
Learned Hand


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 1452
Loc: N Ireland
Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch
      #671109 - 11/07/17 07:32 PM

Lots of pictures out now of the new twins.
Interceptor.


and quite a long launch video on the various Royal Enfield pages. This is the slot in the market Triumph don't have yet.
Continental GT


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20077
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: NIbiker]
      #671110 - 11/07/17 08:03 PM

Quote:

...This is the slot in the market Triumph don't have yet.
Continental GT




HUH?! Come again here, Stephen?!

That "Continental GT" is basically an old school twin-cylinder cafe racer, now isn't it?!

And so, what would you call the Triumph Thruxton?

(..."Chopped liver" or somethin'?!)



--------------------
Yep! Just like a good Single Malt Scotch, you might call me "an acquired taste" TOO.(among the many OTHER things you may care to call me, of course)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
NIbiker
Learned Hand


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 1452
Loc: N Ireland
Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Dwight]
      #671111 - 11/07/17 08:15 PM

The new Triumph twins all being at 900cc and starting at 7800 and these being 650cc and hopefully a good bit less cost.
They fill the starter bike or second bike market.

I don't think the quality will be as good as Triumphs, but I would like to be surprised. I also like that its back to basics, no fake carbs, no fake exhausts, air cooled, with a little help from an oil cooler, and passes latest emission euro4 limits.
No rider modes either that I can see, one could probably maintain and dare I say repair it at home without the aid of a computer.

Edited by NIbiker (11/07/17 08:25 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20077
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: NIbiker]
      #671112 - 11/07/17 08:24 PM

Aah! You were talkin' "displacement" here, I see.

Good point. I didn't think of that. And so yes, the price point would be much more accommodating for the young newbies out there, wouldn't it.

(...and yes, it would behoove those boys in India to improve their product's quality, wouldn't it, but considering that these new models appear to be clean-sheet designs, I'm sure they'll almost have to been much better in this department than their present single models, what with them being relatively ancient designs)

--------------------
Yep! Just like a good Single Malt Scotch, you might call me "an acquired taste" TOO.(among the many OTHER things you may care to call me, of course)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
NIbiker
Learned Hand


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 1452
Loc: N Ireland
Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Dwight]
      #671113 - 11/07/17 08:30 PM

Yes they have a guy working called Simon Warburton or something like that, I think he worked for Triumph a while back. Alot of the development for these and the single cylinder clubman was done in the UK. Sounds familiar.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20077
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: NIbiker]
      #671114 - 11/07/17 08:33 PM

I think I recall hearing Warburton also worked for time within Stuart Garner's new Norton concern, if memory serves.

--------------------
Yep! Just like a good Single Malt Scotch, you might call me "an acquired taste" TOO.(among the many OTHER things you may care to call me, of course)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mcfcinusa
Adjunct


Reged: 05/17/12
Posts: 486
Loc: Wilkesboro, N.C.
Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Dwight]
      #671117 - 11/07/17 11:06 PM

looking at the front wheel shows a toothed ring, probably for antilock brakes.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Alatamoc
Learned Hand


Reged: 06/17/10
Posts: 1060
Loc: Tunbridge Wells. Kent U.K.
Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: mcfcinusa]
      #671120 - 11/08/17 12:16 AM

I thought initially , " Oh goody, a sensible bike."
Then I checked the specs.
47bhp?
Come on chaps...the world's moved on since 1958.
Looks like it'll deliver an underwhelming riding experience.

--------------------
I took the Road Less Travelled.
Now where the ****** am I?


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3951
Loc: Australia
Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Alatamoc]
      #671121 - 11/08/17 12:50 AM

I was at my local shop the other day and they were saying a couple of people in the area had the 350 and 500 singles.I like the look but the guys aid the quality was still pretty ordinary.I'd like to see how these do quality wise

--------------------
Dinosaur.

"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

"I am only paranoid because everyone is against me". Larry [Frank Burns] Linville


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Funkletrumpet
Loquacious


Reged: 06/27/07
Posts: 3349
Loc: Northamptonshire, England
Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Alatamoc]
      #671122 - 11/08/17 01:17 AM

Quote:

I thought initially , " Oh goody, a sensible bike."
Then I checked the specs.
47bhp?



I bought a new Bullet about a year or so ago.
500cc pumping out 27.2bhp and 30 lb/ft of torque.
Considering I'm a fat bastard, it moved along ok.
No sane person would buy an Enfield for anything other than a second bike to potter out at a leisurely pace taking in the view.
Don't forget people load these things up and go off round the world on them.
They're generally robust and should go forever with very little fuss.
They can be fixed by a bloke with a hammer and some pliers by the side of the road so technical, it aint.
Anyone wanting performance should buy a modern retro-looking bike rather than what is, essentially, an actual retro bike.

.

--------------------
"You can't believe everything you read on the internet" : William Shakespeare

1985 Kawasaki GT750
2007 FLHTCU


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | >> (show all)



Extra information
0 registered and 5 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  bennybmn, mert, chy 

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating:
Topic views: 2378

Rate this topic

Jump to

Contact Us | Privacy statement BonnevilleAmerica.com Homepage

Powered by UBB.threads™ 6.5.5

BonnevilleAmerica.com | Forums Home | Photopost Archive | AUP | Disclaimer