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

General Motorcycle Forums >> Other Bikes

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | >> (show all)
Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20070
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: newt]
      #676901 - 01/29/19 04:15 PM

Quote:

Hum something about it made me think Norton ?




Ya know newt, I think you might be onto somethin' here.

Yeah, come to think of it, I'm seein' a little Norton-esque look in 'em myself here.

(...especially in that white tank model)

--------------------
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  
Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20070
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #676902 - 01/29/19 04:17 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Might as well get a modern Triumph. Looks the same, mechanics is gonna be way better.




Maybe not up there with Triumph quality but ya modern Enfield isn't too bad.
I had a brand new Bullet a couple of years ago and it was nice. At least it was all steel.

Cheapest Bonny over here is Street Twin 7,800 (Approx $9,750)
The Enfield Interceptor 5,499 / 5,999 (Approx $6,874 / $7,499)

As a little scratcher, I bet a few people would be tempted to get the Enfield and trouser nearly 2 1/2 grand

.




Yep, you've touched upon the very reason for someone purchasing one of 'em here, Ade.

(...the reasonably low price)

--------------------
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  
Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20070
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Alatamoc]
      #676903 - 01/29/19 04:24 PM

Quote:

Have to say I think it's a great looking bike...memories of Enfield Interceptor etc.
Not a big fan of Enfield India engineering...to date it's been poor metallurgy and quality control all round.
Also, what's the top speed? Bet it's nowhere near that of a real Interceptor.
Bah Humbug!
Let's have a proper bike




Yeah, maybe Alan, but I'll bet these modern RE Twins with their overhead cams and a balance shaft in 'em will sure run a hell of lot smoother and safely rev a lot higher than any of those old pushrod RE Interceptors of yore.

(...wouldn't ya think?)

--------------------
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  
Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20070
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Dwight]
      #676904 - 01/29/19 04:39 PM

Here's one more comment I'll now make regarding these new RE twins...

If and when, as is now expected, they come out with a scrambler version of these babies and like the following YouTube video suggests...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=VNKrIEOly3A

...I very much WOULD in interested in purchasing one. And especially if they're offered at under a $7K selling price.

(...as I already own the two strictly road-going motorcycles I'd ever want...the BA and the Indian Springfield)

--------------------
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  
arstaren
Check Pants


Reged: 07/23/07
Posts: 5995
Loc: Southeast ,Iowa, USA
Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #676907 - 01/30/19 12:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I have to say at first look I like it. Styling reminds me of the 70s Honda 750four.



A friend of mine was telling me about this yesterday on the phone and I was looking at it online. I really like it.
Surely if bumbling along and taking in the view is your bag, why have the Bonny over the Enfield?!
Ok, the Bonny is faster and has more power but who says it's going to be more reliable?
If reliability is a factor, wouldn't a Honda or a BMW be the way to go?
I like the Enfield. Long may they prosper in the land of the sacred cow and God bless all who sail in her !

.


I sure get the attraction of an "antiquey" bike. (Last week was me slobbering over the smaller, underpowered Janus motorcycle) And I really did the same kind of slobbering over a Bullet a few years back. But for me, the price point is way too close for something that resembles a modern Triumph, which is also looking the part of the earlier bikes. If I DID buy a RE, it's still probably be the smaller Bullet for it's retro styling. I admire the bike and RE, just not totally sold on their reliability. By the way, how many miles did you have on your Bullet and how reliable was it?

--------------------
Fidelis et Fortis


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


Reged: 06/27/07
Posts: 3336
Loc: Northamptonshire, England
Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Dwight]
      #676908 - 01/30/19 12:37 PM

No scrambler yet but with the Interceptor, they have also released a Continental GT cafe racer style

.

--------------------
"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  
jamesbrown
Adjunct


Reged: 08/01/08
Posts: 146
Loc: California
Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #676909 - 01/30/19 04:38 PM

I think the upswept peashooters are why it reminds us of the Norton.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
BillyIndiana
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 09/29/15
Posts: 750
Loc: Lafayette, Indiana USA
Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: Funkletrumpet]
      #676910 - 01/30/19 08:58 PM

You know in the new Triumphs I see the history of the bikes, but they are modern in every way.

I have been on a few RE and love them, but the fun thing to me is not only do they look retro they ride retro.

Does that make sense?

--------------------
Road Rash Heals. Freckles Grow Back. Ride

Edited by BillyIndiana (01/31/19 08:39 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mikemm03
Saddle Sore


Reged: 01/13/05
Posts: 5162
Loc: Tennessee
Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: jamesbrown]
      #676912 - 01/31/19 07:23 AM

Quote:

I think the upswept peashooters are why it reminds us of the Norton.




Left side engine casing as well ?

--------------------
It's not speeding till you get pulled over.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqa1s4jhkQ8


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


Reged: 06/27/07
Posts: 3336
Loc: Northamptonshire, England
Re: New 650cc Royal Enfield Intercepetor [Re: BillyIndiana]
      #676913 - 01/31/19 09:54 AM

Quote:

You know in the new Triumphs is see the history of the bikes, but they are modern in every way.

I have been on a few RE and love them, but the fun thing to me is not only do they look retro they ride retro.

Does that make sense?




Perfect sense.

.

--------------------
"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 | 4 | 5 | 6 | >> (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: 3232

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