Royal Enfields new twin Twins

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Eatmore Mudd, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. JBeK

    JBeK Been here awhile

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    Some news sites still suggesting August roll out for the 650 bikes... I will believe it when I see it... more likeley Sept. or October time frame for UK and Oz - launch is supposed to be "global" which implies that all markets will get the bikes at the same time but that is very unlikely!

    Just a couple of news updates from early June;

    https://www.cartoq.com/royal-enfield-scrambler-with-650cc-twin-cylinder-engine-what-itll-look-like/

    https://www.livemint.com/Companies/...udratej-Singh-Were-a-bunch-of-storytelle.html
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  2. kaput13

    kaput13 gasoholic

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    In the above cited article the Royal Enfield Pres says:

    "The world needs to see a counterpoint to technology and speed. We are not going to play that game."

    I quite like that.
  3. JBeK

    JBeK Been here awhile

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  4. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    Why does everyone need to make a scrambler? A very tired idea.
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    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    If they don't have technology, it doesn't matter. When they do have it, it's the best. So it goes.

    Weren't they bragging about their new tech in manufacturing for the 650?
  6. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Two different fields man.

    In one field, manufaturing, yah they do talk about the kizen, CAD, CAM, automation, robots, ISO 9001 and all that jazz.

    In the other field , product , they talk about fun, the essence of motorcycling and the products not being bleeding edge tech on purpose.
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  7. Webman

    Webman Been here awhile

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    Yet these are some of the top sellers for Triumph and Ducati. As long as it is more than a styling exercise, it should sell.
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  8. Super Sneaky Steve

    Super Sneaky Steve B@nned Club :D

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    They already make this.
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    Seems to be a very competent bike for on/off road use.
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  9. gumshoe4

    gumshoe4 Been here awhile

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    The bikes look great, but RE's dealer support has always been shaky, at least in this area. Lack of consistent dealer support puts them in the No Go box for me.
  10. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Yes it is:D and, yes it is.:-)

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  11. Webman

    Webman Been here awhile

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    It's a cool bike, too, but not the same thing. Ducati and Triumph sell Multistradas and Tigers, as well as scramblers. Not the same customers.
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  12. Webman

    Webman Been here awhile

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    Yep, they're going to have to fix this in order to be viable long-term. It looks like they're aware of the issues, but it takes awhile to revamp a dealer network.
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  13. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Of course not. They're all like deserts or main dishes. Huge variety an everybody eats what they like best.
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    JBeK Been here awhile

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    I guess I need to see if I can call RENA on the telephone. I have sent three emails asking for support and have not gotten any response. Perhaps they do not have enough folks to man the mail box. I have not bought anything from them yet..just trying to get some answers.. I have been disappointed by the lack of a response. This is very unprofessional and also discourteous!

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  15. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Last FY they sold over 820,000 bikes. That's more than Harley, more than Triumph, more than BMW, more than Ducati. Combined.
    They been in business since 1890 and been mass producing motorcycles since 1901. Pretty good chance they'll be around for a while.
  16. JBeK

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    May was very strong with sales up 23%!

    https://economictimes.indiatimes.co...t-74697-units-in-may/articleshow/64416226.cms

    Royal Enfield, the two-wheeler division of Eicher MotorsNSE 0.30 %, today reported a 23 per cent growth in total sales at 74,697 units in May.
    The company had sold 60,696 units in May last year, Royal Enfield said in a statement.
    Exports rose 7 per cent to 2,187 units as against 2,049 units in the same month previous year, it said.


    Read more at:
    //economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/64416226.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
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  17. Patek

    Patek Been here awhile

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    And reliability :rofl.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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  18. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    How many did they sell in the US? I believe Webman was referring to their viability in the country in which he lives .
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  19. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    I got no clue. What I do know is have mine Mrs. Mudd has hers and Enfield hasn't gone extinct in the US since they started exporting them here again twenty three years ago. So then the question becomes what's "viable" ?

    Do you need as many dealers as Moto Guzzi to be considered "viable" ? As many as Ducati ? Or maybe KTM ?

    Now that I'm thinking about it I wonder how many dealers they have and how many bikes they all sold here this year and the twenty two before that ?
  20. ddavidv

    ddavidv So money, but doesn't know it.

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    One of their problems is the dealers they choose. I suppose 'regular' bike dealers regard them with a mixture of disdain and amusement. Locally, my dealer choices were 1) scooter dealership attached to a used car lot that went tits up a few years ago and B) ancient Honda dealer with a shop in a narrow building on main street that went out of business a year ago. Next closest is a hipster scooter shop over an hour away. I normally don't care much if I have a stealership near me as most bikes I service myself and mail order parts but with RE no dealership also means no bikes to choose from on the used market.

    RE needs to have dealers that are motorcycle dealers and not have themselves as an afterthought to a place that sells lawn mowers.
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