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Richard230

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on: December 30, 2022, 10:32:49 pm
Amazon sent me an email message asking me to update my "garage" on their platform. They had a very large number of brands listed, including Zero electric motorcycles, GasGas and several brands that you hardly ever see in the U.S. But oddly Royal Enfield is not listed in their selection of vehicles. I wonder what is up with that?  ???
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Reply #1 on: December 31, 2022, 05:47:52 am


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Reply #2 on: December 31, 2022, 02:27:50 pm
I have no trouble getting parts for my Bullet, I just thought it was odd that Amazon in the U.S. (at least) seems to have forgotten about Royal Enfield. Or is that deliberate for some reason?   ???
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Reply #3 on: January 01, 2023, 10:35:52 pm
Just my speculation - Chinese factories want to expand into the world motorcycle market. Nothing they offer can compete with the Indian giant, Royal Enfield.
Meanwhile, the Chinese troops continue to initiate skirmishes at the northern Indian border. India is not putting up with Chinese expansion into India.
Amazon markets Chinese knock offs for just about every product and non-Chinese product. Amazon has probably been informed that the Chinese Communist Party doesn't like RE. In short, Amazon is a marketing front end of Chinese industry.
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Reply #4 on: January 02, 2023, 05:40:32 pm
I would think most of Amazon revenue comes from selling digital content such movies in the cloud and books for kindle, no manufacturing cost, neither transportation cost. Something anyone would probably download a decade or two ago from the net for free, especially when it comes to some 30+ year old movies or books written hindreds of years ago.


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Reply #6 on: January 02, 2023, 09:12:02 pm
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=royal+enfield&crid=12STOLPOPY69A&sprefix=royal+enfie%2Caps%2C242&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_11

... plenty RE accessories there though.

I agree, Amazon has a lot of RE accessories for sale on their site, they just don't lump them together as they (sort of) do if your vehicle is listed in their garage. You kind of have to go searching for them among other parts for other vehicles - including sometimes car parts.  ::)
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Reply #7 on: January 03, 2023, 06:42:20 pm
Just my speculation - Chinese factories want to expand into the world motorcycle market. Nothing they offer can compete with the Indian giant, Royal Enfield.
Meanwhile, the Chinese troops continue to initiate skirmishes at the northern Indian border. India is not putting up with Chinese expansion into India.
Amazon markets Chinese knock offs for just about every product and non-Chinese product. Amazon has probably been informed that the Chinese Communist Party doesn't like RE. In short, Amazon is a marketing front end of Chinese industry.

Damn near everything is controlled by the CHICOMs.  You know Tickety-Tock was designed in China for the sole purpose of making Americans dumber and lazier than we already are.
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Reply #8 on: July 08, 2024, 10:41:46 pm
I logged into Revzilla to look for tires for my '23 350 Classic. The tire finder lists my year, RE, 350 Classic (along with all the other models), but when I click "Go" I get this: