Author Topic: Upcoming RE Meteor 350 looks interesting!  (Read 587 times)

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Reply #15 on: September 12, 2020, 11:12:15 pm
I think you can get away with low hp in the U.S. market, but you would have to make it up with high torque. Just ask H-D.  ;)
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Reply #16 on: September 19, 2020, 04:25:48 am
The Meteor looks like it's powered by the 78mm x 86mm Himalayan motor with a smaller piston, shoehorned into a street frame, right? If it is the Himalayan motor, the 460 Hitchcocks go-fast stuff should bolt on. - ACR -
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Reply #17 on: September 19, 2020, 08:20:49 am
Have you seen the new Benelli Imperiale? It's a blatent Bullet rip-off as regards styling and virtually identical performance - and it produces only 21 BHP from a new design 400cc twin spark 4 valve head engine. It's effectively an even cheaper Bullet made in China.
It's styling is not a rip-off of the Bullet, it's styled around the old twostroke Jawas, it is also supposed to sound like a twostroke to appeal to Jawa fans too, but whether it does or not - I don't know, but I can definitely see the old Jawa styling.

The Benelli isn't a copy of the Bullet either, it's spelled Bullit for one thing and the styling / engine is totally different.

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Reply #18 on: September 19, 2020, 12:57:46 pm
It's styling is not a rip-off of the Bullet, it's styled around the old twostroke Jawas, it is also supposed to sound like a twostroke to appeal to Jawa fans too, but whether it does or not - I don't know, but I can definitely see the old Jawa styling.

The Benelli isn't a copy of the Bullet either, it's spelled Bullit for one thing and the styling / engine is totally different.

Frank
I wasn't meaning it was a direct copy of the Bullet meant to look exactly the same, more that it was more than slightly influenced by the Bullet and aimed very directly at the Bullet market. Look at the silencer, split seat, rear mudguard/subframe assembly, steel mudguards, sprung seat, side panels, upright engine - even the swing arm pivot cover. And you are seriously telling me all those things weren't 'borrowed' from the Bullet?
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Reply #19 on: September 19, 2020, 03:05:27 pm
Well, it could use a couple of "cats eyes".   ;)
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Reply #20 on: September 19, 2020, 04:28:52 pm
My apologies, I was thinking of the new Jawa - don't know why? praps I'm going / gone senile?  :-[ :-[ :-[

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Reply #21 on: September 20, 2020, 01:34:41 am
My apologies, I was thinking of the new Jawa - don't know why? praps I'm going / gone senile?  :-[ :-[ :-[
No problem! I remember the old Jawa 350 2 stroke twins. It's bizarre that that are now making Jawa's in India - with a 4 stroke engine that is designed to look like a 2 stroke.  :o What a strange world we live in these days. :-\
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