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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2012, 07:28:25 am »
Lovely.. :drif:
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2012, 07:47:12 am »
Nice one  :thumleft:
Looking forward to your 1st ride report....
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2012, 07:49:30 am »
Ek dink "weet" my bike is nou in die mark - Ek like die ding bedonnerd :thumleft:
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2012, 07:49:56 am »
Jip,  the 'berg can do 180 GPS...

Thanks Pistinpete, and let's go fishing.

I will post asap, counting the days to delivery!
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2012, 08:11:27 am »
Almost 50 Grand! Wow they must have a huge profit margin on these bikes then. Love to have one  :thumleft: but not at that price.  :'(
 

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2012, 08:22:52 am »
What about passengers?
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2012, 08:30:20 am »
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:
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2012, 08:35:33 am »
You get a removable Pillion seat with the bike.

RobC, 50k is a lot of money, but what other NEW  bike can you get for that price? This is a lot of bike for your money, or that is my opinion in any case.
The price is also regulated by the importer.

You can for 50k buy a secondhand 950 adv, with 50000km on the clock. BUT, the Royal Enfield is still so much different?
Plus I will be owning a legendary bike!
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2012, 10:05:55 am »
Just not land rovers.. Please!

The shop is in Somerset business park, right next to the N2, close to a train bridge? Sorry I do not know the exact address.

Thanks, I now know where that place is. I'll pop in to have a sqwizz. Good luck to them. Strange position to get a coffe shop going.

That bike needs leather saddlebags with a mounted Browning.
 
 

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2012, 11:01:43 am »
Is dit dieselfde as hierdie? Of is dit nuwes?

http://capetown-westerncape.gumtree.co.za/c-Cars-Vehicles-motorcycles-scooters-Original-Royal-Enfields-built-how-you-want-it-W0QQAdIdZ344801569

Die bogenoemde is die original 60's modelle.

Ek koop 'n basies 2012 model met EFI.

Die ou waarvan jy praat bou die goed oor, maar sommige mense reken die 60's modelle was gemors, ander reken die nuwes is... Ons sal maar meot wag en sien...
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2012, 11:05:21 am »
Is dit dieselfde as hierdie? Of is dit nuwes?

http://capetown-westerncape.gumtree.co.za/c-Cars-Vehicles-motorcycles-scooters-Original-Royal-Enfields-built-how-you-want-it-W0QQAdIdZ344801569

Die bogenoemde is die original 60's modelle.

Ek koop 'n basies 2012 model met EFI.

Die ou waarvan jy praat bou die goed oor, maar sommige mense reken die 60's modelle was gemors, ander reken die nuwes is... Ons sal maar meot wag en sien...

Dankie - ek is gehoek :biggrin:

My garage moet as volg wees - Honda XL / XR 500 en n 2012 Royal Enfield
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #52 on: February 22, 2012, 11:06:31 am »

Dankie - ek is gehoek :biggrin:

My garage moet as volg wees - Honda XL / XR 500 en n 2012 Royal Enfield
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #53 on: February 23, 2012, 02:34:31 pm »
...ek dink die Enfield moet hierdie jaar se Parys De Aar toer meemaak as opwarming vir die trans-Afrika trippie :-)
 

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #54 on: February 23, 2012, 02:35:44 pm »
Ben, ek dink ook so!
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #55 on: February 23, 2012, 02:37:30 pm »
Tricky tyre choices?
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #56 on: February 23, 2012, 02:39:21 pm »
Nothing but Michelin T63
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #57 on: February 23, 2012, 02:40:14 pm »
What sizes?
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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #58 on: February 23, 2012, 02:44:05 pm »
110 90 18 rear

90 90 18 front

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Re: Royal Enfield as 'Alternative' DS bike
« Reply #59 on: February 23, 2012, 02:49:38 pm »
110 90 18 rear Mitas C04 Intermediate to Soft Terrain

90 90 18 front    xxx Change to a 21' or 19' front :)

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