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Old 12-14-2012, 10:59 AM   #16
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they built one of these on Cafe Racer TV show last season.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:07 PM   #17
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i wonder if the bike will be a 500cc or will they ever make another 750
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #18
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Needs Aniket's 988cc Musket V-Twin engine in there. That would be amazing.

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Old 12-14-2012, 03:03 PM   #19
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i wonder if the bike will be a 500cc or will they ever make another 750
In the Enfield? It's a slightly hopped-up version of the usual 500cc. This one is a 535cc, with a different throttle body and pipe.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:10 PM   #20
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This CR just completely pushes my buttons. Every last one of 'em. What a beauty!
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:18 AM   #21
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I just saw it on motorcycle daily this morning. Very nice!
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:17 AM   #22
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what would be the fun of having a cafe bike if you didn't build it yourself. seems like it would be one hell of a limited market. And to top it off no horsepower, thats what scooters are for.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:08 AM   #23
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There's probably more people out there ready to plonk down $7k+ on something that is turn-key cool than there are people willing to make their own. Most people don't have the skills or inclination to fab a bike.

As for the no horsepower - I think that'll be a big selling point - for the scooter crowd that wants to step up to a real motorcycle.


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Old 12-15-2012, 12:26 PM   #24
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what would be the fun of having a cafe bike if you didn't build it yourself. seems like it would be one hell of a limited market. And to top it off no horsepower, thats what scooters are for.
This bike is more tastefully done than most home-brewed cafe bikes out there. Nothing wrong with buying a good-looking bike of any style.

Sure, it's not all that powerful, but that is why I compared it to the Ninja 300, which is in turn significantly more powerful than the Ninja 250.
After riding my Vespa P200E, which has about 10hp, the 36hp on the Enfield will seem plenty fast.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:53 PM   #25
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what would be the fun of having a cafe bike if you didn't build it yourself.
The fun would be riding it. There are plenty of people who like the style but have no desire or skills to be involved in actually building the thing, they just want to own it and use it. This is perfectly valid, after all you don't ask what's the point of having [insert a brand of limited production sports car] if you didn't build it yourself. That's why the likes of Deus are doing very well, thank you.

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:03 PM   #26
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Oohh, the Continental GT lives!!!
Suddenly, I'm fifteen again. Thank you Royal Enfield.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #27
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5 speed I guess? Or 4???

Nice looking bike and I own a Ninja 300 so the HP is Ok. It is the spread of torque and the range of the gearbox I'd be concerned with. Well that and how fast the parts will be thrown off it with the additional power!
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:37 PM   #28
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5 speed I guess? Or 4???

Nice looking bike and I own a Ninja 300 so the HP is Ok. It is the spread of torque and the range of the gearbox I'd be concerned with. Well that and how fast the parts will be thrown off it with the additional power!
^^^^^^Thats some funny chit right there^^^^^^ . Really though, nice looking bike. I still question Royal Enfield build quality. Another very important aspect of any purchase for me is availability of parts and service.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:23 PM   #29
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I'm underwhelmed with this cafe racer. I'm still hoping that the RE Woodsman will come to the U.S.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #30
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Fun is first and second gear clutchless wheelies & setting off car alarms.
I can pass on setting off alarms, but power wheelies coming on the cam/pipe is pure joy. Makes me miss my RD.
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