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Old 08-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #1
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I cannot tell a lie...

I came for Royal Enfield information, but here's my current lady...



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.

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Old 08-07-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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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".

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Old 08-08-2012, 05:06 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:32 PM   #4
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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

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Old 08-08-2012, 05:35 PM   #5
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Have you looked at the Suzuki TU250x. It has the retro look of the Enfield but more reliable , faster and cheaper!

Check out TU250riders.com for pictures and more info.

And yes I have one and I love it!
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:04 PM   #6
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Have you looked at the Suzuki TU250x. It has the retro look of the Enfield but more reliable , faster and cheaper!

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.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:05 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:07 AM   #8
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...(or splurge on an HD Iron 883)...
Buy what you want the first time or you end up buying twice, costing even more and saving nothing.

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Old 08-08-2012, 06:06 PM   #9
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Splurge on the Iron. :)
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:25 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:39 PM   #11
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There is a TU-250 thread on here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=414302
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:47 PM   #12
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What about a Truimph Bonneville?

You get the retro but with modern reliability.



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Old 11-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #13
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What about a Truimph Bonneville?

You get the retro but with modern reliability.


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Old 11-15-2012, 04:38 PM   #14
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The Bonneville is a sweet ride, and it looks great (except for the newer versions with cast 17" wheels and megaphone pipes), but like all new bikes, it is almost completely devoid of character. Riding one is a purely visual experience. It's engine sounds like a sewing machine, and does not shake. It's also to quiet, but that can be fixed.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:02 PM   #15
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Moto Guzzi V7 Classic.

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