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Old 23rd October 2008, 10:56   #181
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I'm reading this for the second time. There was a guy who bought a TB a few years ago. In those times, the TB was available in only kick start version. The guy wanted self start. He was a Chennai guy, so he went up to the factory gates even and enquired, everyone said that the TB could not be made with self start, then lo and behold, 2 months after he purchased the bike, the TB was launched with self-start. Poor dude, forgave RE and all and went to the dealer with 5000 bucks to get a self starter fitted onto his bike, but the dealer to his amazement, gave the guy a quotation of 25,000 to convert his bike to self-start; the reason being, the whole engine casing had to be changed

Now he feels so bad when he is at the traffic lights and has to keep his bike running when every other BULLET switches off and thumbs up when the lights turn green

I feel very sorry for him. Poor fellow.
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Old 23rd October 2008, 15:22   #182
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Hi TheArun,

I have a 500 Classic with self starter. I always prefer to start the vehicle with kickstart instead of self starter. My wife says, do not start the bullet with self starter at least before me. She says bullet need to be started by kicking.

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Old 24th October 2008, 08:44   #183
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I have a 500 Classic with self starter. I always prefer to start the vehicle with kickstart instead of self starter.

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me too. i dont like pushing the button to start. its more fun to kick it alive. cheers: i felt the same even with my CBZ
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Hi TheArun,

I have a 500 Classic with self starter. I always prefer to start the vehicle with kickstart instead of self starter. My wife says, do not start the bullet with self starter at least before me. She says bullet need to be started by kicking.

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Old 26th December 2008, 22:01   #185
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the 500 classic has been seen testing on highways outside chennai. cant wait for it to be available in india.
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Old 26th December 2008, 22:11   #186
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Is that the Classic? Did you get a better look then the pics above?
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yeah, it IS the classic. got a good look at low speeds. have no doubt sir.

my mobile-cam is an old fashioned one and hence the grainy pics.
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Oh. I saw this too, thought that someone had modified his bullet to look like this.
Good times ahead.
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RE guys probably read this thread then, but unfortunately so did the Europeans. Sorry RE
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fantastic catch hogan, hopefully we can have the 500 classics on the road here soon , just wondering if this has the lb engine or the uce engine
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i dont think this is a RE Classic. The Exhaust is way different from the Classic. I think this is a modded bull. Anyways did you get a look at the no. plate ?
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From the 1st pic its clearly visible that this is the 500 Classic Fi.
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@ ac427 - it is Classic. Look at the engine. The upward exhaust shown in the classic site is actually an optional accessory for off-road use. The default is the common silencer. Go to bulletclassic.com, take the second tab "Classic 500" (the one just next to "INSPIRATION" tab) and point the mouse to silencer. You will get the popup text describing it.

@ hollywood, nice capture man. Try to get good pics if you see one next time.
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Cool !! Thats a nice scoop.

Anyone knows if and when they are launching the bike in India ?? RE takes eons to finish their testing phases.
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fantastic catch hogan, hopefully we can have the 500 classics on the road here soon , just wondering if this has the lb engine or the uce engine
500cc uce fuel injected engine.

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i dont think this is a RE Classic. The Exhaust is way different from the Classic. I think this is a modded bull. Anyways did you get a look at the no. plate ?
it is the re classic. trust me.

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Cool !! Thats a nice scoop.
Anyone knows if and when they are launching the bike in India ?? RE takes eons to finish their testing phases.
its doing reasonably well in europe i hear but due to the current global financial crisis, we just might get this model sooner than planned by re.

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