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A trifecta of Pre-Unit Bullets: a Red Deluxe 500, a Green Standard 500, and a Black ES 350.


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A trifecta of Pre-Unit Bullets: a Red Deluxe 500, a Green Standard 500, and a Black ES 350.


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Reply #2 on: December 20, 2022, 03:18:23 am
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Reply #3 on: December 20, 2022, 04:24:08 am
Affordable hardware built to sell. The Brits did it from 1900 - 1940, then the Japanese had a turn, now it's the Taiwanese & Chinese. If the hardware works, the point of origin doesn't much matter. Enjoy what you ride regardless of who made it. The Pre-Unit Bullet was made in India for 50 years, yet it's still a great ride and evokes the English hardware of the 1940's for a fraction of the cost of a BSA or Triumph or Rudge or Ariel or .... ;D ;D ;D

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Reply #4 on: December 20, 2022, 01:04:20 pm
The Pre-Unit Bullet was made in India for 50 years, yet it's still a great ride and evokes the English hardware of the 1940's for a fraction of the cost of a BSA or Triumph or Rudge or Ariel or .... ;D ;D ;D

And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is what businessfolks would call the perfect "elevator pitch" for the Bullet.
So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India. Yet it squeaks by here in Virginia.

 


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Reply #5 on: December 20, 2022, 06:38:45 pm
https://www.benelli.com/us-en/products/imperiale-400

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/benelli/imperiale-400/2020/
Although the Imperiale 400 is showing as available on the USA version of the Benelli website,
https://www.benelli.com/us-en/products/imperiale-400
 
 I'm not finding any in-stock, for sale here in the US.  It seems like one can buy any of the other 4 models shown as available here, along with the Leoncino 500, which I don't see listed on the Benelli USA website, but nobody is offering any Imperiale 400s.  I'm looking here:   https://www.cycletrader.com/New-Benelli/motorcycles-for-sale?make=Benelli%7C2315442&condition=N

Also, although the Mototcycle News review suggests that the MSRP was around $4500 in 2020, it seems like dealers are asking over $5K nowadays, in the UK, which appears to be less than the asking price of a new RE Classic 350 ( Starting around $5300).  I'm doing the conversions to US $ myself, so could be a little confused, but this makes me think that if Benelli decides to actually send some Imperiale 400s to the USA, they might be willing to price them around $3800.


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Reply #6 on: December 21, 2022, 03:37:00 am
@ #4: There you go again, educating us proles... ;D
Elevator pitch is a slang term used to describe a brief speech that outlines an idea for a product, service, or project. The name comes from the notion that the speech should be delivered in the short time period of an elevator ride.


@ #5: the 400 seems to have a 72.7x90 b&s. The 500(480) is listed as 86x82.6...a whole different crankshaft and oversquare to boot???
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Reply #7 on: January 07, 2023, 12:35:12 am
Affordable hardware built to sell. The Brits did it from 1900 - 1940, then the Japanese had a turn, now it's the Taiwanese & Chinese. If the hardware works, the point of origin doesn't much matter. Enjoy what you ride regardless of who made it. The Pre-Unit Bullet was made in India for 50 years, yet it's still a great ride and evokes the English hardware of the 1940's for a fraction of the cost of a BSA or Triumph or Rudge or Ariel or .... ;D ;D ;D
Considering the current state of affairs I wouldn't want anything made in Russia !


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Reply #8 on: January 07, 2023, 04:41:30 pm
Aren't you hungry?  ;D
A trifecta of Pre-Unit Bullets: a Red Deluxe 500, a Green Standard 500, and a Black ES 350.