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Jako

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on: November 06, 2017, 01:52:37 am
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Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 04:11:20 am
This should be awesome as long as RE stays true to the look of the Bullet. I assume they will if they designed this new engine to look old.

Price will be the next concern. If they push prices too high they'll be going up against the Street Twin and T100. Only brand loyalists will be in at that point.
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Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 10:07:58 am
Looking good! I would've preferred 750cc, but 650cc should be fine. Maybe a larger version later? Meanwhile a couple of things that jumped out at me from this first report, 4 valve head, and "oversized alternator". Both sound good and the engine looks beautiful.  Can't wait to see the standard upright position bike, hopefully tomorrow! 8)
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Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 10:14:59 am
I think we will see a price that is shockingly low to gain market penetration.
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Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 10:41:47 am
Converting 47ps I got 46.35hp, and 52nm is 38.35 ft lbs torque.  The torque curve is said to be "fat". Make of that what you will...

I like that the engine is said to be visually similar to the old RE twins. Should look great in the bikes!  :)
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Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 11:26:27 am
Gear driven primary
Valve clearance adjustment by screws
Horizontally split case...

Welcome to the late 1970s I guess.

The 47 HP might be a way to keep it good for Europe license restrictions or maybe they just couldn't wring more from it.
The head does look like the Interceptor

Here's some pics of the entrails





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Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 12:09:09 pm
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Me, I think it looks like somebody has sat on a BSA A65.......It looks a bit like the old Ducati 500cc parallel twin too. I'm afraid it won't take many sales from Triumph with an engine that small and a power output even lower than the l/c Triumphs. Kawasaki didn't. I really thought they'd produce a big butch 750cc like the Interceptor Mark II. That was a handsome engine and could have sold really well if it had come out 10 years earlier. Maybe the new RE looks better in the flesh. Should be at the NEC in two weeks. We'll see.
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Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 12:38:15 pm
I like it, lovely clean lines. Hopefully there wont' be hole load of fiddly crap hanging off of it like the newer Yamaha engines. If the roadster makes it to the UK, it's going on my new bike short list.
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Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 06:16:06 pm
  I like It.. good stuff I think.   I might wait after the first year model THIS time, and get the second year model.   Unlike the first year UCE I got ... ::)  Very Honda SOHC looking valve train... from the seventies.  Easy adjust valves.  Interesting, it appear's that the Con Rod has no small end bushing, and is a different alloy steel the UCE's as well ?    Or at least the earlier UCE's.   I have seen this same type Rod as a replacement part for the Original UCE Rod.....
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Reply #9 on: November 06, 2017, 07:51:07 pm
Proper looking motor fer sure, and it won't be long 'till the tuners & aftermarket
folks get to fiddlin' on the beasty. I'll be in for a RE 650 if the look is right. :)
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Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 06:28:13 am
I'm with Narada on this. I wanna see the whole bike. But that engine does look good, and I like the adjustable valves, too. :)

Also with GHG. I'll wait a year or two to see what shakes out on this. I hate being a guinea pig.  ;)



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Reply #11 on: November 07, 2017, 06:38:05 am
I think it will look good in a GT frame for sure.....


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Reply #12 on: November 07, 2017, 08:11:28 am
OMG!!! I WANT ONE!

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Reply #13 on: November 07, 2017, 10:01:23 am
Here's the link for Interceptor debut video;

https://royalenfield.com/motorcycles/twins/live/
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Reply #14 on: November 07, 2017, 11:55:16 am
Like the look of these. Interceptor for me please. Knew I should have took a ride down to Bruntingthorpe the other day. Got a day off coming up so going to ride out that way me thinks and see if I can get a look round. Weather better be good lol.

What's the difference between the two models if any?

I predict then a UK price point of £5999.99ish based around a £5199 that's marked on the official website for the 535 GT.

Also like main stand and removable sprocket cover. Will it mean I trade the Bullet in though? .......

*edit* ah, one café style the other more traditional. Got it.
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