Royal Enfield..what's going on?

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Re: Royal Enfield..what's going on?

Post by Kilometers2 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:22 pm

When I posted a question on RENA's website about accessories last month I know I was contacted by Classic Motorworks with the answer. They are they ones that told me RENA sent my inquiry to them to answer and would be doing that for RENA till they were set up. Supports Kevin Mahoney's comments about them parting on good terms.
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Re: Royal Enfield..what's going on?

Post by Kilometers2 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:24 pm

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Re: Royal Enfield..what's going on?

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:01 am

One interesting aspect of the reorganization, they have discontinued the G5 Deluxe model. It's the one UCE/FI model that most closely resembles the 1950's Classic civilian Enfield's trim, with lots of chrome, hand striping & original logo, & 19" wheels. It was my favorite. Glad I bought one when I could. The late model Royal Enfield's are surprisingly good.
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Re: Royal Enfield..what's going on?

Post by maccaoz » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:23 am

RE have lots of new things coming.
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Re: Royal Enfield..what's going on?

Post by LRP » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:55 pm

Ya gotta think Enfield has more product planned if they expect to open stand alone dealerships. A twin cylinder is rumored under development.
How about a twin/sidecar rig? (but not the Cozy sidecar--yuck)
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Re: Royal Enfield..what's going on?

Post by MojaveSidecar » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:24 am

I am thinking one of these is in my future along with my 2 Urals, and a DRZ.

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Re: Royal Enfield..what's going on?

Post by Snakeoil » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:58 pm

With reliable electric starters today, I would think they need to put more grunt into their singles. If they are going to make a cafe' racer type of bike, it needs to do more than just look like a cafe' bike.

They have the potential to make some very interesting retro bikes that perform like modern machines. Creates a chassis similar to a featherbed, put a really gutsy engine in it with good suspension and I think the would have a real seller. But then again, I'm not sure that the younger generation, which is who I think is buying most of the new bikes these days, is into retro stuff unless it is Harley or Indian retro. I might be all wet on that, but sure have that feeling.
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Re: Royal Enfield..what's going on?

Post by Peter Pan » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:54 pm

I'd go instantly with a Norton Commander copy.
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