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Old 2nd April 2007, 20:51   #1
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Default 500cc Bullet production has been stopped! But why?

One thing I donít understand is the reason why RE has stopped production of its flag ship model 500cc. May be they are coming up with an AVL (that too not confirmed) But that is not a reason for stopping production of existing one even if they donít have sufficient sales.
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I think no demand, the poor FE and the high retail price of around 1.05l has also contributed to its ends
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Are you sure about this, the last I heard they were manufacturing them but only on demand.
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Are you sure about this, the last I heard they were manufacturing them but only on demand.
They say............
Production for the Standard 500 has been
stopped temporarily. Unfortunately all new motorcycle launch plans
are
confidential and hence we will not be able to share such information
with
you.

However, do keep visiting our website for latest updates.

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maybe the AVL500 are gonna be launched or maybe the new engines we saw in some pix posted by some thpian or xbhpians
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Fantastic, this means they are finally readying the launch of integrated gearbox Enfield.
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Probably stopped for India. RE in the US only sells the 500 cc version. Then why stop sales at all? Does RE have any other manufacturing facility?
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Not selling. There're rumors abt the AVL 500 from a long time. Dont bet on it ever coming.
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Not selling. There're rumors abt the AVL 500 from a long time. Dont bet on it ever coming.
They've been selling the AVL500's abroad for quite some time. And a friend have extensively ridden the AVL 500 in india. According to him the bike's a blast and very fast with lot of potential. This friend has modified his Bull 500 to do 150kmph true speed on the gun.


And when nobody's buying a 500 then why would they still produce it. The prices of spares are huge. A 350 header costs 300rs and 500 header costs 750. A 350 bore costs 2.2k and a 500 bore would cost you around 10k. And Bullet 500 is an Indian effort with a lot of short comings and not as reliable as the 350.
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As of today, U can onl buy new Bull 500ES from one showroom at Chandigargh. They have 10 factory-fresh pieces and 4 of them have already been booked. I'll be booking the fifth one. (Hopefully- if i manage to sort out my finances within the next week)
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Wonder when they'll be releasing the AVl 500 in India?? Anybody got any news on that one??
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I would advise you to wait for the AVL500...it's around the corner. And also a twin spark Thunderbird.
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Are U sure?? The AVL 500 has been "Around the corner" for the past 2 years now and although the 25bhp and comparitively newer technology plus a faster revving engine would be most welcome but am fed up and sick of waiting.

Any news source to confirm the upcoming release?
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few years back i heard enfield was planning for a 624cc.i dont know about the present situations but may be its coming
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Are U sure?? The AVL 500 has been "Around the corner" for the past 2 years now and although the 25bhp and comparitively newer technology plus a faster revving engine would be most welcome but am fed up and sick of waiting.

Any news source to confirm the upcoming release?
They wouldn't pull out the old 500 from the market for nothing, would they? They've been selling the AVL500 abroad for some time now.

Have patience. Don't go buy that old 500 now.
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