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Old 28th October 2009, 13:24   #436
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Will there be an option of seating like the one in Machismo/electra? I prefer that seats to the classic split seats. Since this is going to be my daily ride, I prefer comfort over the looks. If the seat can be fixed and handle bars can be changed to that of Machismo I am in game again. Have to wait for Nov 4 to get these answers.
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Old 28th October 2009, 13:57   #437
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Oye! You aren't 6'2". Kahaan se!

Or maybe I didn't notice with Navpreet standing with you! He is seempli huge.

By the way, the wheels were 19"?



thats the reason that people say that the 12r is a small bike when i sit on it.Lol what will happen if i sit on a liter bike.

by the way this classic bike is great looking but i think i made the right decision in buying the LB500.thats IMO.
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Old 28th October 2009, 15:55   #438
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+1. Navpreet, methinks the same, the Lb500 was the last 500 RE one could buy brand new which still had the typical bullet engine construction rather than the UCE.
Sadly, I couldnt get one myself!
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Old 28th October 2009, 18:46   #439
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Are you sure?

That is great news!

Shan2129 said it was smaller than expected. That has soured it for a lot of people IMO.

Any pics of a person sitting on it possible paaji?

The 500 I saw was smaller then the 350 but I was told that the 500 will get bigger 19 inch ones. So all we can do is wait for the official word.

I didn't took any picture of 500 as I was trying to save myself from the temptation of booking 500 instead of the 350. Had a look and then completely ignored it as if never existed.
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Old 28th October 2009, 20:12   #440
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Hmmm okay.

Sorry for all the annoying questions, but is the 350 on 19"?

@Navpreet

I agree, it wouldn't have agreed with your structure at all!

@BMW

Err... Not trying to start another bullet war, but... Do you want to go for an older engine just because its older?
Maybe airlines should fly the Wright plane instead of Boeings too.

The UCE is a much better unit with a predictably longer life and fewer niggles. Let us try to be appreciative of good engineering. The transition to a wet sump really relieves me.

@Randhawa

Chheti karo paaji... Waiting for your reviews.
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Old 28th October 2009, 21:03   #441
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Isn't buying an RE about buying an older bike?

you get modern and more comfortable cruisers now.take for example the Avenger.its called the sofa on wheels by some.and its faster and more advanced than the RE.not to mention very very reliable.
So whats so great about the RE?
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Old 28th October 2009, 21:18   #442
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I agree with you.

What appeals to me is the styling of a bullet. The vintage feel it brings with it. The engines are still RE at heart.

Of course different things appeal to different people.

This is the very reason I do not find the TBTS less attractive.

Even when the appeal lies in vintage, it should not prevent us from moving forward a bit.
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A very politically correct answer!

how you get the 500 soon so that i can test ride it on mussoorie roads and decide whether another bull will be joining the garage or not.
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I can't wait either. I hope we get the 19" ers. I can't wait to drive up to Doon from Delhi on a cold winter morning.
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Hmmm okay.

Sorry for all the annoying questions, but is the 350 on 19"?
Oh yes and damn good looking rear tyre.
Rear 100x90 -19in Front 90x90 - 19in.
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Hmmm okay.

Sorry for all the annoying questions, but is the 350 on 19"?

@Navpreet

I agree, it wouldn't have agreed with your structure at all!

@BMW

Err... Not trying to start another bullet war, but... Do you want to go for an older engine just because its older?
Maybe airlines should fly the Wright plane instead of Boeings too.

The UCE is a much better unit with a predictably longer life and fewer niggles. Let us try to be appreciative of good engineering. The transition to a wet sump really relieves me.

@Randhawa

Chheti karo paaji... Waiting for your reviews.
EssYouWee ji, No problemo with your opinion! I dont intend to start any sort of Bullet war!

I don't have anything against the TBTS. Hopefully, it will be more reliable, maintenance free. These things have to be proven in the long run.
But as of now, I do know that it is quite fast, responsive and efficient!
It is to be seen as an improved RE, better engineered or as a higher capacity option for someone looking for a contemporary(for Indian market) single cylinder four stroke.

But for that matter I do have a Pulsar 180, and what I am looking for in a Bullet or RE to be precise is something else.



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Isn't buying an RE about buying an older bike?

you get modern and more comfortable cruisers now.take for example the Avenger.its called the sofa on wheels by some.and its faster and more advanced than the RE.not to mention very very reliable.
So whats so great about the RE?
You have answered for me. I too want a piece of a vintage motorcycling, i.e the 3 piece engine! And the locomotive power delivery, just to cruise/thump along unruffled, just to feel like I am back in those times when no one was in too much of a hurry to not have time to enjoy things!
Phew, long post! Kindly adjust eh!
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Old 29th October 2009, 00:13   #447
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Hardcore buleteers are cribbing here in chandigarh,as classic is not a tourer,and would require some decent mods to be one.
its more of a city slicker in factory trim.

A friend is looking to somehow transplant the 500 EFI in his TB.
even i am more interested in the 500EFI engine,than anything else.
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Old 29th October 2009, 00:40   #448
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I believe the hardcore bullet fans would love to see a conventional CI350 / 500LB engine in the Classic avatar in 19" wheels before these engines get phased out. They'll have both the thump and the Vintage looks and would sell like hot-cakes
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Old 29th October 2009, 04:25   #449
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essyouwee : Man i am 6'2" , navpreet had a bulkier look ( i am saying this as if talking about a bike lol )

The thing is that i didn't really noticed, but as far as i can recall it could have been 18" !!
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Even when the appeal lies in vintage, it should not prevent us from moving forward a bit.
In that case AVL's were the best bet. Old engine with minimal oil leaks and better reliability.

The UCE is way too advanced and is radically different.

Anyways , I would love to see UCE on the bulls , more people will buy it for reliability. But somehow the bike looks smaller. Maybe the pics don't do justice to the actual beauty of the bike.
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