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Old 2nd November 2009, 22:36   #511
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Update- Received a call from the dealer to update me on the price and wanted to know if I still wanted to go ahead with it. It's finalised at 96-97k ex-showroom plus Rs 2500 for insurance and registration, so it's going to be +1L on road price. Also asked me to come around on 4th to have a look at the black colour. Will update and confirm about the details on 4th. Cant wait
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Woot!

That gives us some idea about the price.

Just 2500 for registration and insurance?
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Just 2500 for registration and insurance?
Yep its chandigarh!!.

even the civic has a registration charge of 2500 only.
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Woot!

That gives us some idea about the price.

Just 2500 for registration and insurance?
Yup thats right, Rs 1500 for insurance and Rs 800 for registration. Thats the best part of registering in Chandigarh
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Frick!

And I thought us Delhi boys were lucky.

Get pics this time. I can't wait to see it.

By the way guys, how much swaying power can be attributed to the FI in the 500? Is it a deal clincher for the 500?

I know that the carb setting can be done in a jiffy. Still... views about FI v/s Carb in context of the Classic.
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Mini update- Don't hold me to it if the information is incorrect. I am just quoting the information I got from the dealer.

Price for Classic 500 & 350 is going to be approximately 1.25L(instead of 1.35L as quoted earlier) & 96-97K in Chandigarh. Although the prices would differ in other cities.

It will come with the pillion seat but not fixed, if you so desire then the dealer will fit it on your request.

Upswept exhaust is an extra but available from the day one and it's priced at around Rs 2200 without exchange. I am definitely going for it.

Bookings has been banned by the RE at the dealers. If anyone has booked the Classic with their dealers then consider yourself lucky. They are not doing it anymore.

As someone quoted before, RE is inviting all those who had previously inquired about the Classic and only those people will get the booking/deliver first on priority first.

So far at my dealer, only one booking for 350 which is mine and another for 500 he made yesterday.

1.25L for 500 classic is tempting but I will stick with 350 for now. He will put up two bikes for display tomorrow and I'll try to get some pictures.
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I would say if you can afford the 500 then go for it, you wont get another chance once you get the 350
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I would say if you can afford the 500 then go for it, you wont get another chance once you get the 350
AAH man, you are tempting me. One of the side effects of being a member on here and such a encouraging gang. I would face a frustrating time in waiting if I need a 500.

But 500 will come in 18 tyres!

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why ? whats wrong with 18 inchers ? AFAIK judge from the snaps , the stock rubber on the 18 inchers seem great , and a great option in rubber for RD and RX owners i can tell u that . With the better rubber and the 18 inchers , the bike will be a good handler and have greater turnability . Yes ur ride height drops . And so ur pothole absorbing ability . But ull have a better handling bike with great amounts of grip and chuckability . The Classic 500 is Royal Enfields attempt at an all in one scrambler sorta bike but one built for tarmac . Its got classic looks , a very time period paint scheme but the latest engine in term of Enfield Tech , latest cycle parts which promises to make it a good handler and from what weve heard from someone who has ridden it , power ! Enough power to make ur rear wheel break traction under hard acceleration and even lightens the front wheel ! Sounds like fun if u ask me . 500 vs 250 ? Anglo Indian answer to Japanese Baby Ninja ?
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But 500 will come in 18 tyres!
U can deal with that later if required.... but if u buy the 350 now, every time u see a 500 u will be cursing yourself.. ur call now.. beg, borrow or steal another 25k!!
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@2strokejunkie
I am not judging 500 by the snaps as I have seen 350 & 500 next to each other. Believe me, 350 looked much better with 19 inch wheels. Plus the gap between the rear mudguard and the tyre was a lot. Just didn't looked right to me.

@solly

Money no problem mate but I am not sure if I will appreciate the extra power and reduced fuel consumption. On the other hand, heard about the gearbox problems on 500 so not sure about it's reliability.
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booked the 500 today. saw both the 350 and the 500 side by side. felt the 500 looked more complete in a single seater than the 350 (including the height and the mud guard spacing etc). just my opinion.

between was not too thrilled seeing the blue (or green not sure) color of the bike. wondering whether to go for it or the black one.
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I am not judging 500 by the snaps as I have seen 350 & 500 next to each other. Believe me, 350 looked much better with 19 inch wheels.

mate, make that 19" "wheel" and not wheels. only the front on the c350 is a 19" rib tyre. the rear is the same as the c500.
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mate, make that 19" "wheel" and not wheels. only the front on the c350 is a 19" rib tyre. the rear is the same as the c500.
Yep.looking again at the pic posted by randhawa one can clearly see that the rear wheel is smaller than the front one.


Mate you can always upgrade the wheels.you can get them from RE itself or aftermarket but you'll not be able to upgrade the engine.

Moreover the difference in milieage won't be that much that it overshadows the performance increase.

Think about your decision carefully before taking the plunge.

Happy thumping.
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AAH man, you are tempting me.
Let me make it more difficult for you.

350? What for? 500 all the way man. Dont feel like a goat later.
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