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Time to get back to basics?!
« on: March 29, 2019, 10:45:29 AM »
You can trust Royal Enfield to keep things traditional.... see their new (in India at the moment) trail bike here, no screen, no fancy bodywork, no nonsense!! - https://www.morebikes.co.uk/57294/video-royal-enfields-new-bullet-trials-in-action/  :007:
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Re: Time to get back to basics?!
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 12:11:54 PM »
I love this style for running errands in the city or small rides in the suburbs. A new 1200cc Triumph Bonnie is in dream garage.

Trail riding? Not too sure about that.

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Re: Time to get back to basics?!
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 01:13:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
I love this style for running errands in the city or small rides in the suburbs. A new 1200cc Triumph Bonnie is in dream garage.

Trail riding? Not too sure about that.

Yeah, it looks more like a stylised scrambler. The Royal Enfields do look good - they have classic styling down pat. I don't think that I could ever bring myself to trusting one mechanically, though. I've heard so many negative stories about their reliability, and general performance too for that matter.

Triumphs, though, seem to be where it's at for the classic-looking bikes. Style with quality engineering, and I definitely agree with ThirtyOne about the Bonneville 1200 (Truxton in a racing green, please). I'd love to see more from other manufacturers though.

Anyway, those bikes in AJC500's picture do look quite cool! :002:
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Re: Time to get back to basics?!
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2019, 01:53:29 PM »
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
You can trust Royal Enfield to keep things traditional.... see their new (in India at the moment) trail bike here, no screen, no fancy bodywork, no nonsense!! - https://www.morebikes.co.uk/57294/video-royal-enfields-new-bullet-trials-in-action/  :007:

Great stuff - my recall was that the exhaust passed high up between gearbox and oil tank - which must have warmed the right thigh!

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Re: Time to get back to basics?!
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2019, 02:02:47 PM »
These bikes look nice and retro.
Obviously at RE they aim at maximizing their share in this niche, and they are doing great, apparently.

However I think they did a brilliant job with the Himalayan, so I wish they could focus more on "new" models, because I really like the spirit behind that bike. It looks modern and retro too, and also it combines new solutions with basic stuff from a technical point of view.

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Re: Time to get back to basics?!
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2019, 04:47:33 PM »
I really like the look. I don't see many around we do have a dealer about 90 miles away.

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Re: Time to get back to basics?!
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2019, 06:11:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Lattugo [+]
However I think they did a brilliant job with the Himalayan......

I've seen suggestions that a Himalayan 650 is next, using the new twin engine out of the Interceptor.  :084:
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Re: Time to get back to basics?!
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2019, 07:21:45 PM »
I called in at an RE dealer to look at the Himalayan & he mentioned there would "probably" be an adventure version of the Intercepter?
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Re: Time to get back to basics?!
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2019, 06:04:35 PM »
Knockhill Car Racing this weekend was run as Armed Forces Appreciation Day, so there was a WW2 vehicle display - Royal Enfields haven't changed that much!!  :001:
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