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Old 05-23-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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Royal Enfield Plans big gains in USA?

The article at the link says Royal Enfield is getting serious about expanding market share in the USA. They offer a new cafe racer model now and they make a lot of customizing parts and kits available. I see a few obstacles to their planned expansion here.
-American roads have high speed limits. Its a struggle for a mild 500cc thumper engine.
Nostalga is fun, but Americanos need a to hold their own on the super slab.
The Suzuki S40 thumper is faster and a few grand cheaper. The Ninja 300 is not nastalgic, but can keep up with traffic in the toll lanes for less money.
-I like the Enfield bikes. I'm especially fond of the military model with the desert paint scheme. I own an Enfield rifle and still fire it. I just don't see them making strides in the USA without developing a faster model for the states.
http://www.motorcycle.com/features/r...us-market.html
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