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Old 12-20-2012, 03:10 AM   #46
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i wonder if the bike will be a 500cc or will they ever make another 750
Or a lazy 800/1000 pumping out 80/100 HP....
But do like the cafe looks...personally a scrambler version would be nice too.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:17 AM   #47
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yup... I'd own one. I don't care about any nay-sayers.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:36 AM   #48
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I bought my 2000 Bullet 500 as a leftover new bike in '05. I was amazed at the (shoddy) build quality when I got it home but I went over it with a carefull eye and proceeded to break it in carefully. I commute with it through the summer and have only broke down 1 time in almost 30,000 miles when a bit of carbon buildup on the exhaust valve stem hung the valve barely open.
Without a doubt you'll need a will to do some wrenching to keep one running reliably. That said, my impression is that build and materials quality has improved quite a bit in the last decade.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:51 PM   #49
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Plus, it could never be as cool as a Virago, anyway...






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Old 12-22-2012, 02:07 AM   #50
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Stocking stuffer, please!
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:20 PM   #51
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Cafe racer

Beautiful - I would have bought this if I had already not bought a T100!
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:38 AM   #52
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An antiquated 50's British design produced in India, what could go wrong?

Nice looking though, wonder if that tank and seat would fit on my W650?
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:49 PM   #53
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Have a soft spot for RE's, there is something special about a single cylinder pushrod motor. Don't like the idea of buying a ready made cafe racer though. Plus that whole scene has become riddled with hipsters. Whats the deal with the frame sticking out way beyond the seat, would have to chop that off.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:24 PM   #54
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Plus that whole scene has become riddled with hipsters.
My choice of bike never involves what others think or do. I want one of these because the seating position looks brilliant, the bits look sporty enough to be a fun ride and I suspect this will sound lovely loping along through the twisty bits on an early morning.

I couldn't care less about the cut of a rider's jeans. I'm happy enough taking care of my own.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:09 PM   #55
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I saw one in the flesh at Velocity Cycles in Richmond, VA a couple of days ago. Supposedly, it's only 0ne of a couple in the country right now. It really caught my eye, I thought it was a $10,000 custom until the shop owner told me that it is 100% stock. I think he mentioned $7400 as the MSRP. It is beautiful. It had Paoli shocks, not Ohlins.

They are going to have it on display at the International Motorcycle Show in D.C. Jan 4-6th.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:54 PM   #56
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Unfortunately, the bland Honda isn't even on the same page as a charismatic Enfield
I beg to differ. But the Enfield sure is a good looking bike.



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Old 01-01-2013, 06:10 AM   #57
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I spoke with my old buddy Marty at GoMoto in Minneapolis. He's an Enfield dealer and rides one of the new unit construction bikes. He says it is waaay better than the old motor. Much more reliable. Just saying you might want to explore the new unit construction bikes before writing off the brand.

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Old 01-04-2013, 04:06 AM   #58
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:17 AM   #59
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I spoke with my old buddy Marty at GoMoto in Minneapolis. He's an Enfield dealer and rides one of the new unit construction bikes. He says it is waaay better than the old motor. Much more reliable. Just saying you might want to explore the new unit construction bikes before writing off the brand.

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No offense to your friend, but as a dealer would you expect him to say otherwise?

And "more reliable" is subjective, to say the least.

Still, good looking bike.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:48 AM   #60
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No offense to your friend, but as a dealer would you expect him to say otherwise?

And "more reliable" is subjective, to say the least.

Still, good looking bike.
No offense sir, but I'd trust the word of a man I've known for over 20 years and has always dealt honestly with me over that of a stranger who has NO experience with the new bike.
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