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Old 10th October 2007, 10:52   #1
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Lightbulb Bullet Machismo - 350lb or 500 lb ?

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i am planning to buy a bullet. i have confused to go for 350cc or 500cc.
i will be using for pure driving pleasure only will be using max 100 to 200 km a month and also average is not a issue.

Advice please !
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Old 10th October 2007, 12:14   #2
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Bullet Machismo - 350lb or 500 lb ?
From your title I assumed you were asking what the Machismo weighs. It weighs a shade over 350 lb... hehehe

But I see you're asking which one is better 350cc or 500cc. It depends on your usage and how importance "average" means to you. Performance difference between the two is not vastly different but the 500 is better if you weigh as much as I do (100+ kilos) and/or lug around a pillion and/or live in a hilly region. I'd prefer a 500.

On the other hand, the 350 is anyday cheaper to maintain, and the performance is acceptable too. So go with what your heart and budget tell you. Bear in mind that the Machismo 500 is new in the market and is therefore not as thoroughly tried-and-tested as the 350.
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From your title I assumed you were asking what the Machismo weighs. It weighs a shade over 350 lb... hehehe
edsel, i ment with lb is there new technology lean burn. Average and cost of acquisition does not matter.

My interest is to own a bullet and will be riding max 100 to 200 kms a month or even less. i have been told 500 is more tourque and more easy to handle.
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500LB anyday. Your running makes the mileage (30 vs 38-40 of lb500 vs 350avl) irrelevant. 500 is a sheer joy. pulls literally like a tractor
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Not bothered about milage n all then why not a 500.Damn good thump and lods of torque.
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I suggest you buy the Standard 350.

she is priced the least.
she has the best thump.
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edsel, i ment with lb is there new technology lean burn. Average and cost of acquisition does not matter.

My interest is to own a bullet and will be riding max 100 to 200 kms a month or even less. i have been told 500 is more tourque and more easy to handle.
V close your eyes and go for AVL500, i have both Avl350 and Cast iron 500. trust me more torque is fun.
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My opinion go for 500LB. Its all bout more, power cc n all
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Cheers for your choice of bike.But if it is thump,torque and relaxed and smooth drive, try looking out for a used 350 or 500 1975 or earlier, the crank and fly wheel in those models are quite heavy and the riding experience is very different.Also if you are ready to spend some money it could be made as good as new.I have driven machismo and the older 350, and the difference is very evident.But the newer ones might go fast but driving fun of a bullet is not just going fast, it is about the feel,the thump,etc.An older 350 u can shift to fourth gear and reduce the throttle just to keep engine running and the way the bullet pulls u like a horse taking a walk is simply amazing.Also the parts in the earlier bullets are much heavier and once it is reworked u get a bullet which is better than the ones in production.Also you could do your own custom paint job and make the bike very unique.Recently i picked up a used 350 1975 model for 13k and getting the work done.mechanicals should cost around 12 to 15 k and remaining can be spent on painting and cosmetics.
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Go for the 500LB. But i doubt you will be able to get one since they are limited in number i guess.
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I too vote for 500 dude, Burn the road!
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i would go for the 500 LB if budget is not an issue since that beast is 1L plus. But, iti sa product that RE touts as being defect free. while that may not be entirely accurate, you can surely expect better build quality compared to other bulls.

Happy riding!
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thanks all for ur advice, but does you of you or friends own the new bullet 500 , what is the maintenance like, if i dont ride it for say one month, is there a starting issue or battery issue.

I have also came to know it has oil leakage problems. chota mota to chalega but should not be nagging one.

Advice please, I planning to buy in 1st week on nov 07.
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it is thump,torque and relaxed and smooth drive, try looking
you said it exactly, its the thump and the torque, that makes bullet different. I am not looking for speed !
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V close your eyes and go for AVL500, i have both Avl350 and Cast iron 500. trust me more torque is fun.

the torque increase may be there in the AVL but that will be marginal. the cast iron is no slouch either.
having both avl and cast iron 500 you suggest the AVL.

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