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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #100 on: March 01, 2012, 02:42:57 pm »
What about passengers?
They lift rather nicely, if you have a pillion seat.

P.S. the newer motors can cruise @ 120km/h, no problem
Much smoother  :thumleft:
The speedo is about 15kph fast and the bike is happy at 90/95 kph one or two up.
I have fitted a sprung saddle to the back as my wife is very happy not to cruise at 180kph
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #101 on: March 01, 2012, 04:17:26 pm »
I smaak the Desert Storm brown one stukkend !



Add some canvas and brown leather saddlebags and stuff...   :mwink:
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #102 on: March 01, 2012, 04:31:10 pm »
Could i cross-over to something like this? It looks very appealing...lots of style :drif:
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #103 on: March 01, 2012, 04:32:30 pm »
Piston Pete :3some: 

For sure

This is DS with style!i am sure we have a winner here!
Plus it is very satisfactory to ride this
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #104 on: March 01, 2012, 04:32:43 pm »
Agree, I would love to see both this and the Military green next to each other!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #105 on: March 01, 2012, 06:08:58 pm »
Sorry but I fail to see the attraction??Sure it might be pure art to some,but it is an old bike with some Indian enhancements.It sells for R12000-00 where it is made ,and we pay 4 times that amount and think we are getting a bargain??
This thing should be a showpiece(if the styling catches your fancy)confined for indoor purposes.This is just a moving chicane..... ??? 
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #106 on: March 01, 2012, 06:19:38 pm »
Sorry but I fail to see the attraction??

either you get it, or you don't. it's not for everyone, but I think it's awesome  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #107 on: March 01, 2012, 06:26:43 pm »
Sorry but I fail to see the attraction??

either you get it, or you don't. it's not for everyone, but I think it's awesome  :thumleft:

Wes, I can just see you on this bike....... 8)
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #108 on: March 01, 2012, 07:04:55 pm »
Could i cross-over to something like this? It looks very appealing...lots of style :drif:

Go do a top end run then decide.I passed a froup of Triumph riders a while back,fook me they were doing like 80km/h on the N7.Sorry but to have a chance as a rider you got to at least be a bit quicker than the average car.
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #109 on: March 01, 2012, 07:32:39 pm »
Sorry but I fail to see the attraction??

either you get it, or you don't. it's not for everyone, but I think it's awesome  :thumleft:

Wes, I can just see you on this bike....... 8)

So can I, but I already have a super sexy modern classic  :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #110 on: March 02, 2012, 07:50:33 am »
Go do a top end run then decide...

He doesn't get it ::)

I think the Enfields are awesome too. Someone wants to donate one to a guaranteed good and caring home? :D Or maybe I win the lotto tomorrow.

I was always fascinated by bikes like the Zephyr, CB Seven Fifty, W650 / W800, the new Bonnie & especally the megacool Scrambler.. They allow you to own a "classic" without the drawbacks of worries about diminuishing parts supplies, feeble and breakdown prone mimosa rides and the omnipresent nightmare of binning an irreplaceable bike.

The day you realise that it's not about going faster than a car but having more joy than gong in a car regardless of your speed you're one huge step closer to end up with a bike like the Enfield in your garage.
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« Reply #111 on: March 02, 2012, 07:54:08 am »
Jip, I agree.

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #112 on: March 02, 2012, 08:17:05 am »
Could i cross-over to something like this? It looks very appealing...lots of style :drif:

Go do a top end run then decide.I passed a froup of Triumph riders a while back,fook me they were doing like 80km/h on the N7.Sorry but to have a chance as a rider you got to at least be a bit quicker than the average car.


You are relentless... ;D This boney takes a mindset shift. Hell if you put a sidecar on it would be even slower! :laughing4:
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #113 on: March 02, 2012, 08:50:54 am »
Go do a top end run then decide...

He doesn't get it ::)

I think the Enfields are awesome too. Someone wants to donate one to a guaranteed good and caring home? :D Or maybe I win the lotto tomorrow.

I was always fascinated by bikes like the Zephyr, CB Seven Fifty, W650 / W800, the new Bonnie & especally the megacool Scrambler.. They allow you to own a "classic" without the drawbacks of worries about diminuishing parts supplies, feeble and breakdown prone mimosa rides and the omnipresent nightmare of binning an irreplaceable bike.

The day you realise that it's not about going faster than a car but having more joy than gong in a car regardless of your speed you're one huge step closer to end up with a bike like the Enfield in your garage.
It's like swimming with the dolphins off Glencairn Beach. You can't compete with it regardless how big and fancy your swimming pool is.

Dude you can roll your eyes all you want.I did not say that it needs to be a speed demon,but just be able to move more than your average 30-40 ton truck,which it does'nt.
There are plenty retro bikes out there one can own,but a few of them are dog slow,and in my book that can be dangerous.
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #114 on: March 02, 2012, 08:55:56 am »
Could i cross-over to something like this? It looks very appealing...lots of style :drif:

Go do a top end run then decide.I passed a froup of Triumph riders a while back,fook me they were doing like 80km/h on the N7.Sorry but to have a chance as a rider you got to at least be a bit quicker than the average car.


You are relentless... ;D This boney takes a mindset shift. Hell if you put a sidecar on it would be even slower! :laughing4:
Any bigbore kits available?

Why a mindset,I own a Harley,to ride that in itself is a mindset.But owning a bike that cannot do the speedlimit,mmmm, not for me.
Look at the Ad on their website,they say "you will struggle to ride this baby under 60KM/H???"
But why do people get their backs up if your opinion differs from theirs?? ??? ???
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #115 on: March 02, 2012, 09:34:38 am »
You can tune the pre-2010 motors big time.

Doing a 535cc fireball kit doubles the power lol!  >:D
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #116 on: March 02, 2012, 09:39:00 am »
You can tune the pre-2010 motors big time.

Doing a 535cc fireball kit doubles the power lol!  >:D
http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2010/09/09/ace-fireball-535-royal-enfield-high-performance-kit/

So you own one Dirtwarp.What is your bike's comfort speed??You now all our bikes have that speed where they feel just right.My DRZ was like at about 100-110km/h,my Harley is at 130-140km/h and the Yammie is at about 150km/h.
My DRZ was on a national road about ten times and each time I felt my life was in serious danger.
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #117 on: March 02, 2012, 09:49:47 am »
You can tune the pre-2010 motors big time.

Doing a 535cc fireball kit doubles the power lol!  >:D
http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2010/09/09/ace-fireball-535-royal-enfield-high-performance-kit/

So you own one Dirtwarp.What is your bike's comfort speed??You now all our bikes have that speed where they feel just right.My DRZ was like at about 100-110km/h,my Harley is at 130-140km/h and the Yammie is at about 150km/h.
My DRZ was on a national road about ten times and each time I felt my life was in serious danger.
80-90KM/h

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #118 on: March 02, 2012, 11:41:53 am »
Big bore kits are available.

Cruise speed is 110 easily, and I am happy with this, this is a speed that I can maintain up and downhill, without any discomfort. The cruise speed, that was comfortable, on my KTM 640 was also in the 100 to 110 range

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #119 on: March 02, 2012, 12:39:04 pm »
I grew up with them in their heyday, and I wanted one for my first bike, but the spoilsports brought in a 250cc limit for learners. Back then they were good for a genuine 85 mph. which is what?, about 130 in today's jargon.
Nowadays they are strangled by all the emission and enviromental bollocks, but  no doubt a bit of after sale de-restriction should liberate a fair bit more power.

Further than that they are actually very 'tweakable' and there's a guy in England who races one in the vintage class, and he's been timed at 133mph.
Definitely a bike with some fun potential for those with the inclination.
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