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My new motorbike: An Enfield
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Wisedrum Online
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My new motorbike: An Enfield
Right before the old year ends I bought a single cylinder Royal Enfield Classic Chrom Maroon.

A long kept wish to complete the W800 and CB1100.
1 - 2 and 4 cylinders all standing upright, aircooled and a joy to look at and ride with them.

The Bullet is still in its running in period and one of the last Euro 3 models. Not cheap but I from now on take a risk in the way Indians build motorcycles. A diverse and much dicussed topic.

Happy New Year to all, I'm happy.

Wisedrum

   
(This post was last modified: 12-31-2017 03:10 AM by Wisedrum.)
12-31-2017 03:02 AM
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Rocky Offline
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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RE: My new motorbike: An Enfield
Good for you. Have fun.

Still rockin', rollin', and ridin' after all these years
'67 BSA 441 VR, '70 Triumph Tiger 100, '02 Honda CB900F, '06 Triumph T100 Bonneville, '14 Honda CB1100A
12-31-2017 03:43 AM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: My new motorbike: An Enfield
Sure is a pretty good looking motorbike. COngrats.

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12-31-2017 06:56 AM
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popgun Offline
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RE: My new motorbike: An Enfield
Congrats Wisedrum! It sure looks like fun!

If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
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12-31-2017 08:12 AM
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Peperapido Offline
Break-In Period

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RE: My new motorbike: An Enfield
Nice bike! Congratulations!
12-31-2017 08:16 AM
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Nortoon Offline
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RE: My new motorbike: An Enfield
Classic looking motorcycle!

Love the chrome tank! Reminds me of the early BSA Lightnings.
   

The new Royal Enfield 650cc Interceptor looks good as well.
   

2017 CB1100 EX
12-31-2017 10:03 AM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: My new motorbike: An Enfield
I find it ironic that Honda made an effort to make cylinder fins ring and Enfield put what appears to be 10 different strips of blocks of rubber between the fins effectively stopping the cyl fins from ringing.

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12-31-2017 10:21 AM
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Rocky Offline
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RE: My new motorbike: An Enfield
The RE Interceptor will be released on the market next April/May. No MSRP yet.
It has SOHC, eight-valves, air-cooled, and only 47 HP, but the engine was developed in England at an R & D center under the supervision of a former Triumph employee assisted by a former Triumph designer.
The R & D center has 115 employees of which many worked for Triumph so I have some confidence that the engine will do the job.
It has the classic "British bike" profile which is appealing and it will probably do well and should be a fun bike.
Time will tell.

Still rockin', rollin', and ridin' after all these years
'67 BSA 441 VR, '70 Triumph Tiger 100, '02 Honda CB900F, '06 Triumph T100 Bonneville, '14 Honda CB1100A
12-31-2017 11:13 AM
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redbirds Offline
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RE: My new motorbike: An Enfield
Nice purchase Wisedrum. I would love to have one for short rides into town.Thumbs Up

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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
12-31-2017 11:35 AM
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Nortoon Offline
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RE: My new motorbike: An Enfield
(12-31-2017 11:13 AM)Rocky Wrote:  The RE Interceptor will be released on the market next April/May. No MSRP yet. It has SOHC, eight-valves, air-cooled, and only 47 HP.

My 1966 and 1971 BSA Lightnings only had 48 horsepower and a 4-speed gearbox. Quite adequate for sensible riding and sweeping through the corners. Loved the exhaust note and torquey engine.
   

When I bought my CB500XA four years ago it also had 48 horsepower. It was designed to meet certain licencing requirements in Europe. My concerns that it might be inadequate for me were quickly erased the first month I rode it. Fuel injection, a 6-speed transmission and good brakes sure helped.

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12-31-2017 11:45 AM
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