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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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