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Richard230

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on: May 06, 2019, 08:48:39 am
Jay Leno reviews Royal Enfield's 2019 lineup and test rides the 650's:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgVxOZvDj6I
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Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 08:56:32 pm
Narada's link wouldn't work for me, but this one certainly did!

Listened with the ear buds and the exhaust note combined with Jay's commentary has me sold on the beauty!
Now I need to deal with the angst of keeping my C5 and ElectraX, or selling both and getting the Interceptor.  ???
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Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 09:38:18 pm
Narada's link wouldn't work for me, but this one certainly did!

Listened with the ear buds and the exhaust note combined with Jay's commentary has me sold on the beauty!
Now I need to deal with the angst of keeping my C5 and ElectraX, or selling both and getting the Interceptor.  ???

No need to play Kiss, Marry, Kill...Just be patient, and a couple of winters from now I foresee February lowball bargains languishing on a craigslist near you for those 650s (or Himalayans, if you prefer)--assuming you have a, you know, climate  that may involve even occasional mitten wear. Then you could afford all three! Savage depreciation right off the lot with that cyclical demand abyss for seasonal toys: It's a beautiful thing.
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So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India.


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Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 08:03:03 am
What I foresee is Royal Enfield raising the price of the 650's next year once they become established in North America as something worth having.   ::)

I am not sure if that is going to work with the Himalayan in NA, though.  Not enough power for our wide open spaces.   ;)
2011 Royal Enfield B5 500, 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph Bonneville T-100, 2002 Yamaha FZ1