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Reply #15 on: October 25, 2018, 11:19:07 am
Not a peep about this in the news since 10-3-18, at least not that google can find... 

Meanwhile, in the UCE section under "Scratched Tank", 9fingers says his dealer tells him the twins won't be in until Spring...

On the 3rd RE was on strike... with no news at all, it does make me wonder...
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Reply #16 on: October 26, 2018, 12:44:42 pm
I will see the Royal Enfield people on Dec 1st at the NYC motorcycle show, and get the scoop on actual delivery of the twins. I won't buy on in the first year, for obvious reasons, and because my daughter's college apartment in NYC is $1,800 a month, plus food, for ONE bedroom and a 1/2 a living room, and what they call a kitchen! So, give me a couple of years, and I will keep the Classic Chrome 500 and add a 650 GT.........at least that is the plan. Just don't tell my wife.
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Reply #17 on: October 31, 2018, 04:18:07 pm
I will see the Royal Enfield people on Dec 1st at the NYC motorcycle show, and get the scoop on actual delivery of the twins. I won't buy on in the first year, for obvious reasons, and because my daughter's college apartment in NYC is $1,800 a month, plus food, for ONE bedroom and a 1/2 a living room, and what they call a kitchen! So, give me a couple of years, and I will keep the Classic Chrome 500 and add a 650 GT.........at least that is the plan. Just don't tell my wife.
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That is a real bargain. In San Francisco a nice apartment like that would set you back another $1,000 a month and another $1,000 above that if you want 2 bedrooms.   :o  And good luck finding a place to park your car or motorcycle on the street - where it will be mauled over by the Homeless.   >:( 

Right now I am helping my daughter pay for my youngest granddaughter's visit to UC Santa Cruz, which is running right around $40,000 a year, which includes tuition, lots of fees, meals and a small three-person room with a coed bathroom down the hall. At least the two Chinese girls living with her are not bringing in their boyfriends to sleep overnight, which is what happened to my oldest granddaughter when she was going to UCLA last year (who was also living with two Chinese girls).  :o  Apparently, they don't waste any time picking up boyfriends when they get off the boat.  ::)

I don't blame you for waiting a year before investing in a 650GT. Let someone else be a test rider for RE.  ;)  Anyone remember what happened during the first year that the Himalayan was introduced to the Indian market?  :o
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Reply #19 on: November 02, 2018, 03:17:31 pm
It may be a good idea not to buy the first year because it could be built by inexperienced scabs/and or disgruntled workers. This added to all the other "first year" potential problems could be a doozy....Remember, You could buy a Bullet Original that was in production forever and was STILL full of defects.


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Reply #20 on: November 02, 2018, 04:10:21 pm
It may be a good idea not to buy the first year because it could be built by inexperienced scabs/and or disgruntled workers. This added to all the other "first year" potential problems could be a doozy....Remember, You could buy a Bullet Original that was in production forever and was STILL full of defects.

+1!    :'(  I would say the same thing even it it was a strike at BMW's Locin Chinese factory, which is manufacturing their new F850GS model - the sales of which just happened to be put on hold earlier this year while a manufacturing defect in the engine was corrected. And they weren't even on strike.  ::)
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Reply #21 on: December 01, 2018, 07:52:24 am
Looks like the strike ended a couple of weeks ago when the company agreed to provide secure lockers for employees cell phones, which previously had been demanded to be handed over to security each day.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/auto/two-wheelers-three-wheelers/royal-enfield-announces-end-of-worker-strike/articleshow/66607305.cms

Another article also mentioned an unpaid bonus that was due in 2015, which was eventually paid to non-striking employees after the strike began. 

Now RE has lost production of 28,000 motorcycles... And when will those new twins be in the show room? Could there now be Quality Issues due to disgruntlement? Assuming that's 28,000 twins (who knows, but actually the UCE price is pretty close to the same) and that they would go to the USA, (just for the sake of speculation) at $6,000.00 each (round number), that's $168,000,000.00 Pretty expensive pissing match!  :o At least they can now resume their regular pooping routines!
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Reply #22 on: December 01, 2018, 06:52:36 pm
I talked to the reps today at the NYC show and they said the 650s will be in dealers in April or May......so I figure June.
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Reply #23 on: December 01, 2018, 07:25:39 pm
I talked to the reps today at the NYC show and they said the 650s will be in dealers in April or May......so I figure June.
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Reply #24 on: December 01, 2018, 07:42:08 pm
Yep! There's always that one guy... ;)
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Reply #25 on: December 01, 2018, 09:08:26 pm
I AM an optimist! Hopefully I will not be disappointed. I will probably not get one for a year, but we will see.
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Reply #27 on: February 20, 2019, 04:53:59 pm
Sounds like the natives are restless. :(  I hope this doesn't translate into poor quality control like I found when I bought my 1971 Triumph Bonneville. It had 15 manufacturing and assembly defects, including the carb main jets just sitting in the float bowls.  >:(  The natives were restless that year, too.  ;)
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Reply #28 on: February 20, 2019, 08:02:20 pm
3000 units?

That's just a couple of days of production at the rate RE is building their motorcycles.
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Reply #29 on: February 20, 2019, 11:57:52 pm
3000 units?

That's just a couple of days of production at the rate RE is building their motorcycles.

Whilst true its on top of the 25,000 bikes lost in the last strike.

Even at relatively conservative markup 30,000 bikes could easily add up to millions or even tens of millions of lost profit.