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Old 15th May 2008, 23:50   #16
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I don't care about the thump, looks, style or any thing like that.
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Man, you made a bold statement! Fortunately this ain't a Bullet thread either!
bblost you might not care about the thump, but there are bunch of crazy guys like me who can recognize their bull by just it's Thump.
Though it is appreciable for RE that they are getting into new technology that might give more fuel efficiency or power but heck it has to be CI for me.
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Old 16th May 2008, 00:41   #17
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Is Bajaj not challenging this twin spark plug tech?
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Is Bajaj not challenging this twin spark plug tech?
If they have not already designed one - I am sure they will have their RnD team working late nights to cook up a quick bike.

Bajaj brings out variants every 6 months.

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bblost you might not care about the thump, but there are bunch of crazy guys like me who can recognize their bull by just it's Thump.
Though it is appreciable for RE that they are getting into new technology that might give more fuel efficiency or power but heck it has to be CI for me.
Heheh yeah bblost looks like you are asking for trouble.

Any actual specs out on the bike ??
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but there are bunch of crazy guys like me who can recognize their bull by just it's Thump.
Count me in the thumpaddicts!
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Old 16th May 2008, 09:57   #20
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different strokes for different folks.

The things I love about my bike may put my post into the official joke thread because they would be very funny to most guys. But I love her for exactly those things.

Lets stay with the twin spark Tb.
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i am about to buy the new electra 5s.wanted to know how is the bike performance or should i go for TB
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Twin spark engine's only root plugged into the 'Bullet' heritage is that it's still using the same old bore & stroke ratio and those pushrods. Everything else is different. It will never be a Bullet, heck the old AVL engines are more true than this lump of metal.

Agreed that Enfield is improving it's quality & technology... but for what? Enfield Bullet is being sold the world over due to it's old world charm and it is the only old world Brit thumper in production.

Enfield is going to pull itself out from the niche segment they have for themselves. When Bajaj & TVS rolls out their big bikes the Enfield will face the heat.
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Agreed that Enfield is improving it's quality & technology... but for what? Enfield Bullet is being sold the world over due to it's old world charm and it is the only old world Brit thumper in production.

Completely agree with this.

Modernization, if any, can only be achieved by them with a nearly-all-new bike. Otherwise, they will succeed more in alienating RE fans than anything else.
And this one has been rather slow in coming. I've been hearing about this bike's 'imminent' launch for nearly a year now.....
I fear to even imagine what an FI 500 will feel like......


Anyways, for Bullet traditionalists there is still (and will be, for the time being), the Standard 350 and the Electra 4S..... why, even the AVL engines are quite nice, if you aren't all that fussy.
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[quote=madbullram:

1. The braking sucks, when I brake the bike sways to one side, someone in the technical section of RE told me its bcos of the disk and rear barke both at the same side. I dont know if its the case, but braking sucks

Sir:
I owned a Brit single many moons ago- an ex-WD Triumph 350 OHV single dating back to 1941, and had a similar experience. In my instance, the inclination to lateral sway was due to a not too well anchored swing-arm that the leverage of the brake caused to pull sideways. The solution was shims in the region of the swingarm bearing.
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Smile Royal Enfield Thunderbird TBTS

I am told that the Royal Enfield Thunderbird TwinSpark will be at showrooms on Monday and will available for test rides too.

I am headed to a nearby showroom on Sunday where I am told that its arrived already. If I can sneak in a shot or two from my mobile I shall post them.
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have already posted pics bro.,.,,check my thread on it.
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These are the FIRST images of the TBTS bikes at a Bangalore dealership for sale. Awesome machine! I rode it and am impressed. Its got a lot more torque than the old TB. Rain though ruined my test ride but rode long enough to be convinced that its a "modern" Royal Enfield but "Untainted by technology".

Good old thump still there but perhaps with a little more revs. Planning to buy one.
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I like the engine, looks & the performance.The left side of the bike looks empty.
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Yeah you are right. That's cos the final drive chain is on the right as opposed to the normal left side.
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These are the FIRST images of the TBTS bikes at a Bangalore dealership for sale.
Good catch hollywoodhogan! Any idea on the price?

MODS, thread exists with pics:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...win-spark.html

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