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« Last Edit: August 31, 2023, 08:40:51 pm by AzCal Retred »
A trifecta of Pre-Unit Bullets: a Red Deluxe 500, a Green Standard 500, and a Black ES 350.


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Reply #1 on: August 31, 2023, 08:50:58 pm
That certainly does look like a Bullet.  ;)
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Reply #2 on: September 01, 2023, 01:09:51 am
Can't see the point of a 350cc Bullet when there is already the Classic 350 reborn.


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Reply #3 on: September 01, 2023, 02:09:38 am
The Classic 350 reborn has the 500 fenders & rear fender support bars.

Differences between them on the 350 "J Bullet" I can see are:
Casquette nacelle ring, rear fender, rear fender support bars, tail light, air box, exhaust silencer, seat, tank.

Cosmetic changes, basically "badge engineering", same stuff RE has been doing for a long time. No info on rear wheel size. We'll have to wait for a road test to see if there are kinesthetic differences. It definitely has the Olds Skool 350 Bullet vibe down pat though.
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Reply #4 on: September 01, 2023, 04:01:30 am
Very nice! It looks like that could be a 19 inch rear wheel - the Times article says it is but until the official release we’ll have to wait and see. The moving of the catcon to the head pipe (or added pre-converter) is something different  - I do like the muffler. Overall I like the look and might have picked a Bullet over my Classic if it came in the right colors. This bike will have a lot more significance in India, the Bullet is a big deal there, than here in the US I think.


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Reply #5 on: September 01, 2023, 06:42:11 am
Looks nice but I don’t see the appeal since I already have the classic. Kinda disappointed that they didn’t resigned the rear break pedal so that it’s not so close to the peg.

I am glad that new buyers will have one more choice to choose from though


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Reply #6 on: September 01, 2023, 01:19:27 pm
Shame they still haven't managed to squeeze a 500 version through the emissions regs.

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Reply #7 on: September 01, 2023, 07:07:45 pm
The QJ Motors SRC500 is 480cc, so apparently anything over 450cc = 500. A light piston and overbore cylinder would get the "J" up to that mark. How much extra displacement could the stock EFI accommodate? Is this just a matter of reprograming the EFI tuning?

https://motor.qjmotor.com/ProDetail/QJ500-8A
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Reply #8 on: September 01, 2023, 07:55:55 pm
I'm just as disappointed as everyone else here, really wanted a 500. But...

Not one but two new 350's were released. They differ in that one has a kick starter.

SOMEBODY must be excited their 350 can now have a kick starter added to it. Right?


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Reply #9 on: September 01, 2023, 09:32:59 pm
Why would you not? Can't always plan on having a flat battery on top of a hill!
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Reply #10 on: September 02, 2023, 12:05:33 pm
The bullet looks great! The bullet is the original! The classic is just a derivative of the bullet!
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