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kittty 08-07-2012 09:14 PM

I cannot tell a lie...
 
I came for Royal Enfield information, but here's my current lady...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8026/7...29efb958_c.jpg

2009 Genuine Stella two stroke. My main ride, unless it's raining, but starting to consider something a little more powerful for my commute and just keep Stella for errands. Have my eye on a Royal Enfield but looks like it might not be what I need :( perhaps the search continues.

Cheers,
Kitty

John Bentall 08-07-2012 09:28 PM

Your proposed ride of the Enfield, your current ride plus your strap-line, tells us that you like "retro", charm and "relaxed".

Other machines you could consider are Triumph Bonneville twin, Kawasaki W650/W800. Moto Guzzi Breva.

Or a maxi-scooter such as the Honda Silverwing, Burgman or T-Max will do "relaxed", but not the charm or the "retro".

Regards,

John

kittty 08-08-2012 04:06 PM

Maxi scooters are definitely not my thing, lol. Yes, I love retro and charm with a twist of badass I guess you could say. Might also be a bit of an attention queen :) Definitely won't be picking up another bike until the spring, so I have some time to decide. I was really into the Royal Enfield but I've heard some unfavorable reviews so I'm wondering if it'll really be worth it. Going to see if I can get my hands on one to test out.

MagyarMan 08-08-2012 04:35 PM

Have you looked at the Suzuki TU250x. It has the retro look of the Enfield but more reliable , faster and cheaper!:clap

Check out TU250riders.com for pictures and more info.

And yes I have one and I love it!

kittty 08-08-2012 05:05 PM

Still haven't found a new bike that is retro enough for me, besides the Royal Enfield, because like my Stella, it really just is a new old bike. Honestly I think if I don't go with the RE (or splurge on an HD Iron 883) actual vintage might be the only thing for me. I'm just hesitant to dive into vintage without a solid network to keep it on the road. But, I have not yet explored all options, so who knows.

Buellrunner 08-08-2012 05:06 PM

Splurge on the Iron. :)

kittty 08-08-2012 05:25 PM

Haha I'd love to, but I've yet to justify it, plus it's a LOT of bike for the small space I have to maneuver around in.

rv-rick 08-08-2012 05:39 PM

There is a TU-250 thread on here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=414302

cbolling 08-08-2012 05:47 PM

What about a Truimph Bonneville?

You get the retro but with modern reliability.

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...1/de26429c.jpg

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m...1/99ed4d4f.jpg

PinkSteel 08-08-2012 06:02 PM

Moto Guzzi V7 Classic.

Your nearest dealer is Branchville Motors, up Rt 7, in Ridgefield...

gogogordy 08-08-2012 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MagyarMan (Post 19315471)
Have you looked at the Suzuki TU250x. It has the retro look of the Enfield but more reliable , faster and cheaper!:clap

Check out TU250riders.com for pictures and more info.

And yes I have one and I love it!

Wish we could get them in Cali.

kittty 08-08-2012 06:07 PM

Triumph Bonneville might be the only thing close enough for me. I'd probably have to go used with one of those though, $6k is about as high as I think I'm comfortable going for something with two wheels.

I've been to Branchville a few times to look at Vespas, haven't been in a few years. I'd love ideally to stick with New Haven Powersports though because they were wonderful when I bought my Stella.

fullmetalscooter 08-08-2012 07:31 PM

here a new old stock 99 enfield. They sold for 4 grand new that year so the price he is asking isn't more then a starting point. As I said it's new old stock 99 Enfiled more then likely the last one in the usa. http://www.jimsmotorcyclesales.com/p...4R0&veh=947646

kittty 08-08-2012 08:06 PM

Woo, Tennessee, quite a haul. If I end up with a RE, new, I know I'll return to New Haven Powersports, they were very good to me when I bought my Stella.

John Bentall 08-08-2012 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kittty
I was really into the Royal Enfield but I've heard some unfavorable reviews so I'm wondering if it'll really be worth it. Going to see if I can get my hands on one to test out.

Surely the point of having a dealer you can trust, means that issues that you would get with any bike should not bother you too much. Have a test ride.
Choose you own ride and do not take too much notice of men who think they know what is good for you :wink:

John


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