I cannot tell a lie...

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by kittty, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. kittty

    kittty ScooterGirl

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

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    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
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  2. John Bentall

    John Bentall Been here awhile

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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".

    Regards,

    John
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  3. kittty

    kittty ScooterGirl

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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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  4. MagyarMan

    MagyarMan Been here awhile

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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!:clap

    Check out TU250riders.com for pictures and more info.

    And yes I have one and I love it!
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  5. kittty

    kittty ScooterGirl

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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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  6. Buellrunner

    Buellrunner Been here awhile

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    Splurge on the Iron. :)
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  7. kittty

    kittty ScooterGirl

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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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  8. rv-rick

    rv-rick Been here awhile

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  9. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    What about a Truimph Bonneville?

    You get the retro but with modern reliability.

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  10. PinkSteel

    PinkSteel Been here awhile

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    Moto Guzzi V7 Classic.

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

    gogogordy Long timer

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    Wish we could get them in Cali.
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  12. kittty

    kittty ScooterGirl

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    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.
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  13. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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  14. kittty

    kittty ScooterGirl

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    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.
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  15. John Bentall

    John Bentall Been here awhile

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    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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  16. kittty

    kittty ScooterGirl

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    Well, these men have a lot more experience than I do, so the suggestions and advice are well received!
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  17. =retread=

    =retread= more MPG

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    you like the retro stella, don't have much room, and want more power, sounds like you could be in the market for a vespa gts 300 super. no need for a bike with one of those and you still get cute and stylish!!!
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  18. kittty

    kittty ScooterGirl

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    As much as I'd love a more powerful scooter, a twist and go just does NOTHING for me. I can't bring myself to do it.
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  19. PinkSteel

    PinkSteel Been here awhile

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    Do you work for Austin Patterson, or are you just parked in front of their offices?

    They've designed some beautiful homes over the years...
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  20. kittty

    kittty ScooterGirl

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    Nah I just like to take pictures in Southport. Lots of cool old buildings down there and it's a quaint place to stop for a break and relax.
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