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I Think I'm In Love
« on: October 05, 2018, 09:45:44 AM »
2019 Royal Enfield 650 twin!!  :100:

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Re: I Think I'm In Love
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 11:02:26 AM »
I also think it looks fantastic also. Not available yet to test ride and no firm price, although MCN recon around 5500.
If my CB500X was the same year as yours with low mileage, I would seriously consider chopping it in.
I will test ride it when AMR get a demo bike. If I can pull it off it might just make bike number 3.  :080:

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Re: I Think I'm In Love
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 12:38:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
2019 Royal Enfield 650 twin!!  :100:

Thank you for posting taster pictures of the 650 Enfield - from my side it would have to be 10x better than the Indian-made singles for me to consider - having said that, it does look a bit like the 'old' Interceptor which was had a fine engine - and a mate of mine had the Enfield Metisse that used one of the last batch of 750 engines . . . .


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Re: I Think I'm In Love
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 04:04:38 PM »
I suspect it's just lust...... I'll get over it, and stay faithful to my 500X!!!  :092:
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Re: I Think I'm In Love
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 04:34:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
I suspect it's just lust...... I'll get over it, and stay faithful to my 500X!!!  :092:

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Re: I Think I'm In Love
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 08:47:49 PM »
Most interesting.

The engine, is it borrowed from something else or home grown?

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Re: I Think I'm In Love
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2018, 10:59:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by Mence [+]
Most interesting.

The engine, is it borrowed from something else or home grown?

It's an all new Royal Enfield engine and a new frame too (designed by UK company Harris Performance, who Royal Enfield now own), kind of like the last big Enfield, the 1960's Interceptor (below).  See the RE site here for some videos and info - https://www.royalenfield.com/uk/motorcycles/twins/
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Re: I Think I'm In Love
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2018, 01:03:51 PM »
Watched the video, strange...

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Re: I Think I'm In Love
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 09:15:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mence [+]
Watched the video, strange...

Yup, protective clothing and full-face helmets don't sell motorcycles because the aren't sexy. 
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Re: I Think I'm In Love
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2018, 08:57:23 AM »
I thought they were quite cool!!  :062:

Just in case anyone doesn't know the background story, Royal Enfield supplied bikes to the Indian police and armed forces in the 1950's, and formed Enfield India to assemble the bikes in India. Later, tooling was supplied to manufacture the bikes in India, then when Royal Enfield in the UK closed down, Enfield India kept going.

Royal Enfield is now an Indian manufacturer, and built the same 50's designed bikes until only a few years ago when they updated the 350/500 engine, then they designed the 400cc Himalayan adventure bike, and the 650 twins are the next step.

My Indian built 2005, but 50's design, 500 Bullet Electra X -

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