The making of Royal Enfield's nowadays

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The making of Royal Enfield's nowadays

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Re: The making of Royal Enfield's nowadays

Postby nevhunter » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:49 am

Reddich was never like that I'll warrant. Nev

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Postby Dave.Thomas » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:15 am

Something very satisfying watching hand-striping of tanks

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Re: The making of Royal Enfield's nowadays

Postby Bob.Murphy » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:43 am

So that's where I'm going wrong when assembling frames . . . I need a bigger hammer :lol: .

Spend an hour assembling the thing from scratch . . Get it on the rolling road . . and give it the berries through the gears :lol:

That's a very impressive set-up, I wonder what their annual production output is.

The new twin looks very nice ;) .

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Re: The making of Royal Enfield's nowadays

Postby adrie.degraaff » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:00 am

The lightest (offroad) is still weighing 200 kilo's.

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Postby wade.edwards » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:39 am

I’ve heard there are 800,000 units sold annually in India alone. There’s a dealer five minutes from my work so of course I checked them out. The 650 is a very nice machine and the price is more than fair, along with an excellent warranty and road service program.

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Re: The making of Royal Enfield's nowadays

Postby Keith.owen » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:50 am

Those RE 650 look very tempting, (excellent reviews) but, I can only imagine the fall-out if I bought another bike!

Truth is I should be more than satisfied with my Ariel's and the Norton Commando that I'm putting together at the moment?!

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Re: The making of Royal Enfield's nowadays

Postby Leejm » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:12 am

That's very modern factory, I can a lot of advantages to owning a Enfield. Like cheap to buy, parts are cheap and are available in a flash. But one major problem I just don't like them! And can't bring myself to ever owning one.
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Postby admin » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:48 pm

Leejm wrote:That's very modern factory, I can a lot of advantages to owning a Enfield. Like cheap to buy, parts are cheap and are available in a flash. But one major problem I just don't like them! And can't bring myself to ever owning one.


I've had three.
A military wdc with a co engine, a 2005 500 "65" and we currently have a 2009 EFI, which the previous owner did up like a the enfield indians (which they experted to the USA) and put an early plate on.

I am kinda impressed with the EFI. 9K miles and it was £1500
It rides and sounds like the earlier ones BUT it'll hold 80mph along the motorway without any problems, AND it stops.
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Re: The making of Royal Enfield's nowadays

Postby keith.mettam » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:05 pm

Never had a modern Enfield but owned a 1954 350 Bullet years ago and really liked it. Was quicker than the 57 NH I have now !
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