Can the new UCE Royal Enfield Bullet 500 cruise at 65-70mph?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by spddmn, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. spddmn

    spddmn Been here awhile

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    Just wondering if anybody knows how the new UCE Royal Enfields run? I was curious if they could cruise at 65-70mph comfortably for long periods? I know they only put out something like 27.5 HP or so, but I've also heard they have better highway speed capabilities versus previous Enfields. What do you guys think?
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  2. Blue Ridge Wheeltor

    Blue Ridge Wheeltor Been here awhile

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    Supposedly.

    http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,2980.0.html
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  3. jwdub

    jwdub Been here awhile

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    A recent visit to a NW dealer suggests that it's still not recommended. Given that 75 mph is very close to the top speed, the suggested 55-60 mph for a cruising speed is perhaps more realistic.
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  4. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Long timer

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    Just got back from a longish ride cruising around 60 on my AVL. I did 65 some, and even hit 75- but I was a nervous wreck. Given that, I'd guess a constant 65mph should be doable. Stated horepowers are not what shows up at the rear wheel on a dyno, however.

    One of the reasons I didn't get a UCE was they haven't been tested through long-term use. I'm waiting to see if that decision will be regretable, or a relief.
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  5. Eamon Nordquist

    Eamon Nordquist Adventurer

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    Yes, they can. They top out around 85mph and were designed with 70mph cruising ability as a requisite. My brother has abotu 6000 miles on his G5 Bullet with the UCE motor and it has cruised long periods of 65-75mph without issue. I think that the vibration level is more pleasant at 60-65mph though.

    I would bet that switching to the freer flowing exhaust and then going up one tooth on the gearbox sprocket would make 70mph even happier.

    Eamon
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  6. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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  7. Birdmove

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    The new Enfields seem to have a much bigger demand than they can supply right now. I'm glad about that. They look like honest, simple classic motorcycles. I have the older version with the discontinued iron barrel engine.It's a 2007 with about 4000 miles on it. When I need to take a nice, country ride for fun and to relieve stress and tension, that's the bike I often take. It's great looking, light in weight, handles well (not sports bike well, but roadster well), mine shifts well and is getting 75-85 mpg to boot. Sounds great too. I baby it because it's the less robust engine.

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  8. Blizzard Beast

    Blizzard Beast Been here awhile

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    That is correct.Even here in India,the waiting period for a 500 is 8-10 months.
    The response to the C5 has been overwhelming.
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  9. RedDogAlberta

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    I find that an incredibly beautiful motorcycle.
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  10. lordabhi

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    I thought Indian market got only the 350 cc version. Perhaps I am wrong. Do you know how much 350 and 500 cost in Indian Rupees?
    I plan to buy a bike this time I visit India. My old KB4S stuffed in a corner at my Mom's place is falling apart due to neglect.
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  11. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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  12. Rhino-1

    Rhino-1 Been here awhile

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    +3. What do they cost?
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  13. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Simply beautiful
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  14. B02S4

    B02S4 Aye

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  15. nskitts

    nskitts Long timer

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    Very nice looking and simple. What kind of gas mileage do these get running around 55-65mph?
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    Blue Ridge Wheeltor Been here awhile

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  17. Blizzard Beast

    Blizzard Beast Been here awhile

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    For all of you who love this motorcycle,let me post some pics of mine:

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  18. Uncle Ernie

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    Maybe it's time for a "Post Your Pictures" thread...
    I wonder how many people around here have one.

    Mista Vern had to go and get a stinky BSA. Too bad for him.

    :cry :lol3
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  19. Meter Man

    Meter Man Living on a prayer

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    What is the purpose of the wire frame near the rear tire?
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  20. Blizzard Beast

    Blizzard Beast Been here awhile

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    That is a saree guard.Saree clad women in India sit on a motorcycle like this:
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    So the frame is there to prevent the saree from getting entangled plus it has support for the feet.It is mandatory and all manufacturers supply the bike with it installed.I am soon getting rid of it though.
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