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oTTo

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Re: Himalayan
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2016, 02:16:04 pm »
What happened to: "Competition is good for business?"  ;)

IMO and that is just opinion = not worth much. When it comes to the Himalayan I think they will! When it comes to the classic models they won't stand a chance. If I was RE i would try to eat the modern bikes lunch by improving their quality, performance and fuel economy to match those of the modern bikes and I would make it light weight. I would even think of a 250cc model in that market. If RE did it on their own it would be a lame slug however.
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Re: Himalayan
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2016, 04:31:46 pm »
I thought that the Bullet already owned the Himalayas. I don't see anyone else being able to take that away.
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Re: Himalayan
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2016, 04:43:45 pm »
What do you guys think? It is inevitable that the other big manufacturers in India are going to try and eat RE's lunch in that market. Not easy but interesting to watch.

[url]http://www.oncars.in/bike-news/will-bajaj-pulsar-cs400-affect-royal-enfield-himalayan-sales/10320]http://www.oncars.in/bike-news/will-bajaj-pulsar-cs400-affect-royal-enfield-himalayan-sales/10320]
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I think they will. Everyone seems to be on the ADV-style bandwagon now, which certainly makes perfect sense for third-world sales. BMW is said to be coming out with a G310GS model sometime this year and I think Triumph has been fooling around with a 250 single, too.  If there is money to be made, everyone will jump into the market until they suck it dry.  Then they will go on to the next fad.   ;)
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Re: Himalayan
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2016, 05:11:05 pm »
The modern junk won't stand much chance against the classic design of a bullet. Major factor in third world places is ease of maintenance. A buller can be maintained for generations but the junk goes to the yard. You can't even pass it to the poorer people than...so it won't even make the country richer in the long run. Look what happened in the west, the average household income shrank drastically which has been offset with cheaper and cheaper manufacturing methods....and now we can't even afford a proper mechanic. Job well done.


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Re: Himalayan
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2016, 06:13:51 pm »
but the junk goes to the yard. You can't even pass it to the poorer people
That's the whole idea of built in obsolescence, give it a predetermined lifespan, and make it too expensive to repair when it's past the sell by date, so the next generation of over complex "must have" can be sold to the next generation of sheep.
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Re: Himalayan
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2016, 06:20:59 pm »
That's the whole idea of built in obsolescence, give it a predetermined lifespan, and make it too expensive to repair when it's past the sell by date, so the next generation of over complex "must have" can be sold to the next generation of sheep.

Ya, so the end goal is from the mfrg directly to the yard. Awesome!   ;D

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Re: Himalayan
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2016, 08:48:48 pm »
What do you guys think? It is inevitable that the other big manufacturers in India are going to try and eat RE's lunch in that market. Not easy but interesting to watch.

[url]http://www.oncars.in/bike-news/will-bajaj-pulsar-cs400-affect-royal-enfield-himalayan-sales/10320]http://www.oncars.in/bike-news/will-bajaj-pulsar-cs400-affect-royal-enfield-himalayan-sales/10320]
[url]http://www.oncars.in/bike-news/will-bajaj-pulsar-cs400-affect-royal-enfield-himalayan-sales/10320
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 I think it will impact sales but by how much is anyone's guess.
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Re: Himalayan
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2016, 01:18:50 pm »
I WANT ONE!!!!

Err... Uh..  Ahem.
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Re: Himalayan
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2016, 01:37:14 am »
I WANT ONE!!!!

Err... Uh..  Ahem.

 I already called dibbs first !  ;)  ;D  and in Glacier White too.


 Do we need a Himalayan section here ? ;)  :D
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Re: Himalayan
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2016, 08:26:35 am »
I already called dibbs first !  ;)  ;D  and in Glacier White too.


 Do we need a Himalayan section here ? ;)  :D
 8)

What we need is a Himalayan being exported to countries outside of India. (And a few more RE dealers in the U. S. wouldn't hurt.   ::)  ) Still holding my breath and turning a little blue.   ???
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