Author Topic: Maybe the 650 interceptor is not for me!  (Read 3149 times)

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Reply #15 on: January 01, 2019, 01:12:39 am
If you need advice on Rolex, your neighbor Paul Pluta aka Archie Luxury might be helpful.
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Reply #16 on: January 01, 2019, 05:12:06 am
yes I've seen his channel!  ;D
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Reply #17 on: January 01, 2019, 05:19:59 am
on a better note ;D here's a video I took with the new camera of the local talent


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Reply #18 on: January 11, 2019, 06:09:34 pm
latest news on the 650's as of yesterday. 300 arrive next month and 260 are pre-sold
at the moment there appears to be only two colours arriving white in the gt and orange in the continental
I can pre-order for a $2000 deposit different dealer to the one I pre-ordered 8 months ago
any fancy colours including chrome will arrive in the april shipment
it was mention we will only get a short supply of bikes as they are geared up to freight in big numbers to the usa
all dealers will be going to a pre-launch release in melboune vic in roughly a week.
not too sure on the idea of an orange one BUT I've never vied a continental any-way
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Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 08:20:33 pm
CHROME!  Wait for it.  Just three months.  You can do it.
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Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 09:14:23 pm
I'm sort of liking on that Chrome one too. Frankly, seeing as how WildBill must basically qualify as a "Royal Enfield independent distributor" at this point, if only by virtue of having bought his dealer at least one boat, I'm sort of surprised that dealer didn't try to pull a few strings to bring one of those 2019 chrome babies in for him just a little early. Just sayin': If anyone deserves a little extra schmooze from Chennai, it's our Bill.
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Reply #21 on: January 13, 2019, 04:29:01 pm

not too sure on the idea of an orange one BUT I've never vied a continental any-way

The Rickmans were often orange.



You could always just buy an original 60s Interceptor of course :D


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Reply #22 on: January 14, 2019, 07:09:15 am
I am leaning towards the white GT as almost all of my bikes have been, or are, black and red (red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme - Richard Thompson), and I am on a white bike kick. I like the chrome, but not that big price jump, and my Classic is chrome, so I think it will be white. I do have an offer in for a friends BMW K65 so if he agrees it could change my RE 650 plans.
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Reply #23 on: January 14, 2019, 10:36:30 am
Do you mean K75?  If so that's a wonderful motorcycle.  I bought one of the first K100s (to slow down from a Suzuki GS1100) and it worked in that it took several years for the CHP to catch me whereupon I discovered the speedometer was reading 8 mph too low.  Send pictures.
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Reply #24 on: January 14, 2019, 02:16:53 pm
I am leaning towards the white GT as almost all of my bikes have been, or are, black and red (red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme - Richard Thompson), and I am on a white bike kick. I like the chrome, but not that big price jump, and my Classic is chrome, so I think it will be white. I do have an offer in for a friends BMW K65 so if he agrees it could change my RE 650 plans.
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Reply #25 on: January 14, 2019, 06:31:56 pm
I am leaning towards the white GT as almost all of my bikes have been, or are, black and red (red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme - Richard Thompson), and I am on a white bike kick. I like the chrome, but not that big price jump, and my Classic is chrome, so I think it will be white. I do have an offer in for a friends BMW K65 so if he agrees it could change my RE 650 plans.
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Reply #26 on: January 14, 2019, 11:47:52 pm
Back in the late 70s I used to ride a white bikini faired Suzuki and had bought a matching white helmet. All went nicely with my blue wet weather riding gear.

I always thought it was odd how I seemed to be getting a lot more respect from other traffic until a friend pointed out white bike + blue riding gear from a distance looked very like the highway patrol .


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Reply #27 on: January 15, 2019, 07:56:15 am
Back in the late 70s I used to ride a white bikini faired Suzuki and had bought a matching white helmet. All went nicely with my blue wet weather riding gear.

I always thought it was odd how I seemed to be getting a lot more respect from other traffic until a friend pointed out white bike + blue riding gear from a distance looked very like the highway patrol .

Did someone mention white?   ::)
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Reply #28 on: January 16, 2019, 11:27:35 am
Guaire -- nope 9fingers meant K75 just as I thought (I practiced where the typo might has come from).  So he will be joining you with a low mileage 1991 K75S.  Lucky guy.
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Reply #29 on: January 18, 2019, 02:10:50 am
Did someone mention white?   ::)
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