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Alatamoc
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Bill]
      #671158 - 11/11/17 03:25 PM

When you compare it with the original Redditch product above, the new ones just don't cut it....the Interceptor was a pretty cool, beefy performer..whereas the new offerings are simply bland porridge to me.

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findlay13
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Alatamoc]
      #671162 - 11/11/17 10:41 PM

I always liked the look of the original 750. We had no dealers or back up here for Enfield so I never actually saw one in the flesh.

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NIbiker
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Alatamoc]
      #671163 - 11/12/17 03:03 AM

Interesting, I was just checking, The 1968 750cc Interceptor is quoted as 52 Hp, the new 650cc quoted at 47 Hp. Although I would hope the new one would ride a lot better as regards torque curve, brakes, handling.

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Alatamoc
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: NIbiker]
      #671168 - 11/13/17 12:40 AM

Bet it won't be a patch on the original for acceleration or handing and sheer grunt.
Incidentally did you know that Enfield located much of their production to an underground factory in rural Wiltshire during WW2?
This remained in use almost to the end of the company with Interceptor engines being made there

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NIbiker
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: Alatamoc]
      #671188 - 11/14/17 02:14 PM

Yes, found that out reading this when looking up the original specs.
Royal Enfield Interceptor.
Lots of production moved about the country during the war.


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The_Dog33
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: NIbiker]
      #671226 - 11/16/17 09:42 AM

I used to ride with a guy who had an original and it was undependable.

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mcfcinusa
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Re: Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch [Re: NIbiker]
      #671295 - 11/21/17 09:43 PM

OOOHH, Bills Enfield is absolutely gorgeous. Nice bike Bill.

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