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tinmantwo
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #671123 - 11/08/17 02:18 AM

In normal riding most use less than 50 HP riding our Americas,as you have to wring it out to get at the 65HP in the upper rev range. The Enfield will be just fine for non racing activities.

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Speedmaster05
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Alatamoc]
      #671124 - 11/08/17 07:02 AM

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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.




Yeah, I gotta agree.
I LOVE the look of the Enfields. But the ergonomics for me at 6 foot 2 inches are impossible. I look and feel like an elephant on a tricycle.

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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #671125 - 11/08/17 07:16 AM

I've always had a hankering for a Honda CB350/450/500, but I'm no mechanic so have been concerned about my ability to keep it maintained. A new bike, with the same styling and similar displacement, may be a good option.

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mikemm03
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: TriumphLance]
      #671127 - 11/08/17 08:14 AM

I agree Triumph is missing the segment of the younger "new" rider.
They seem focused on "premium" branding.
A 250/350 and a 500 cc option would close that gap.

The new Bajaj / Triumph alliance should fill the 250/350 gap at least in the Asian markets initially

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Two_Wheel_n
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Speedmaster05]
      #671130 - 11/08/17 03:19 PM

You mean like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDZlicQ2e_w


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NIbiker
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Two_Wheel_n]
      #671131 - 11/08/17 03:46 PM

The more I look the more I like it. Hoping the price will be just above the Bullet range.
It is euro regs that bikes have ABS now, prob why it and the new Bullets have a rear disc instead of a drum.

If you are looking a fast bike it's not the one for you, but to cruise around the back roads it should be fine.

I dont tell everybody this but you guys are OK, I was in a Honda dealers the other day, there number one selling bike NC 750 range, makes about 50 HP, start at just over 6300. Different style but main competitor for this I think.


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Alatamoc
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: NIbiker]
      #671132 - 11/09/17 12:39 AM

I don't think the Enfield is going to find much of a gap in the market...and I bet it won't be cheap enough or powerful enough or cool enough for most.
I expect that potential purchasers will stay away in droves

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tinmantwo
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Alatamoc]
      #671148 - 11/11/17 03:16 AM

I think Enfield which is a premium brand in India will sell a ton of 650's there. Over here they will remain a nitch brand for folks who just want something a little different.

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moeAdministrator
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: NIbiker]
      #671149 - 11/11/17 04:46 AM

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Interceptor.


Continental GT





Both are sharp looking rides. I like 'em!

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Bill
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: moe]
      #671151 - 11/11/17 09:22 AM

the gt is nice looking. i find the interceptor pretty ordinary. the originals were very beefy looking - more like a speedmaster. maybe the new ones could be dressed up but that tank is just blah. here's the real thing...


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