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Anybody seen this model Enfield?
« on: January 26, 2009, 07:40:39 pm »
Never seen this model before, looks fun...





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Re: Anybody seen this model Enfield?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 09:23:43 pm »
They used to have quite a good trails bike & team in the 60s.  The ones made in India were called 'Enfield' without the 'Royal' but that has now changed I think so those could be Indian bikes I believe.
 

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Re: Anybody seen this model Enfield?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 06:09:35 am »
They used to have quite a good trails bike & team in the 60s.  The ones made in India were called 'Enfield' without the 'Royal' but that has now changed I think so those could be Indian bikes I believe.

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Re: Anybody seen this model Enfield?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 06:48:34 am »
Looks very nice very retro. What is the price?
 

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Re: Anybody seen this model Enfield?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 07:04:54 am »
That model doesn't appear on the international or SA sites.
What's interesting, is that the 2 sites offer completely different models.
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Re: Anybody seen this model Enfield?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 07:22:30 am »
That's a weird model, its for the old school brake/gear change on the opposite side of Jap bikes, currently only the base 350 model is like that.
But its got a disc up front (only the higher end models have that now)

And the raised pipe and bashplate could be simple after market.

 

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Re: Anybody seen this model Enfield?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009, 07:43:30 am »
It is an Royal Enfield Bullet Electra - 500cc single, 22hp, 120km/h - R50 000

This specimen seems to have a couple of optional items fitted like the solo saddle and hing exhaust pipe.
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Re: Anybody seen this model Enfield?
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2009, 05:58:26 am »
And badge engineering;s not new, it was originally sold in America by Enfield as the "Indian Woodsman" I suppose Indian Bullit was not PC. :bueller:
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Re: Anybody seen this model Enfield?
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2009, 10:52:17 am »
Charley Boorman used an Enfield while travelling in India. (By Any Means) The newish bike seemed a bit problematic ::)
 

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Re: Anybody seen this model Enfield?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2009, 05:02:13 pm »
I have a smart alec son who also comes up with 'Define fun?'
If fun is cruising at 80 kph, fixing oil leaks, having very little suspension and no brakes but being smothered by gobs of 'Stiff upper lip' British (Indian??????) nostalgia, then cool. Book me not in.
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