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Old 8th November 2016, 14:18   #91
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Tubeless tyres with spokes on wheels?
I can't imagine RE bikes with alloys!
most high end adventure bikes use spoke wheels with tubeless tires (e.g. BMW, KTM). So the technology exists and is not rocket science.

On a side note, I changed from spokes to alloys last week on my Thunderbird 500.
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Expecting a surprise unveil from RE today.
Press conference is scheduled at 4 pm local time i.e. 8.30 pm India time.
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Alas!
No surprise unveils. The press conference probably was to introduce the Himalayan to the market. couldn't watch the live stream though.
I personally feel it was a wasted opportunity. EICMA could have been a perfect global platform to let the motoring world get a glimpse of what the twin cylinder RE is all about.
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I just hope they keep the design good. I like the Conti design but I don't like where they've gone with the design for the Himalayan and the new logo.

I for one would definitely consider buying one if priced significantly lower than a Sportster.

I hope it has EFI.
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I just hope they keep the design good. I like the Conti design but I don't like where they've gone with the design for the Himalayan and the new logo.

I for one would definitely consider buying one if priced significantly lower than a Sportster.

I hope it has EFI.
For me, it's pretty much the opposite. I couldn't care less for the cafe racer design, but I think a 750 parallel-twin on the Himalayan would be amazing!

That or a reissue of the beautiful Interceptor 750!
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That or a reissue of the beautiful Interceptor 750!
Oh wow, I just googled for the Enfield Interceptor and, man that is one really good looking motorcycle!

If you look at the 750cc variant's spy pictures, you cannot miss the extra length over the regular Continental GT (especially the frame behind the seat) So I actually feel that there is a different bike hiding beneath the Continental GT's clothes on the prototype we see.

And now, I am hoping that the final one takes generous inspiration from the Interceptor
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On a side note, I changed from spokes to alloys last week on my Thunderbird 500.
Do those alloys look like thick spokes, which are on Harley Roadsters? They give character to the Thunderbird. Gives it a muscular look.
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Oh I really hope RE gives us a version of the bike with alloys. I get the whole "spokes are charming", "retro" thing but I'm done cleaning spokes for life.
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Do those alloys look like thick spokes, which are on Harley Roadsters? They give character to the Thunderbird. Gives it a muscular look.
Yup, those are the ones. Been using them for couple of weeks now.

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