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|6th November 2009, 00:21||#586|
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|6th November 2009, 00:39||#588|
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|6th November 2009, 01:02||#589|
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I would say RE customer service is the best,they got back to me in 10 hours if we say precisely its 2 working hours,i haven't heard of any manufacturers being such
they called me answered to my queries as well as put me a email.
here is the proof guys
Mail to RE
from Guhan Palanisamy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
sender time Sent at 22:07 (GMT+05:30). Current time there: 00:55. ✆
date 3 November 2009 22:07
subject Re : Standarad 350 Refurbishment
hide details 3 Nov (2 days ago)
I am a very proud owner of Bullet for past two generations.
Currently I have a 91 Model 350,which has a good engine condition but body works need to be attended.
I would be very glad to know if i have the facility to purchase the spares required directly from factory through whatsoever procedures applicable
By any case RE undertakes refurbishment work of its bulls.
I would be glad to hear from you,ignorance in any issue regretted.
Mail from RE
from Customerservice Royal Enfield <email@example.com>
sender time Sent at 09:38 (GMT+05:30). Current time there: 01:00. ✆
to Guhan Palanisamy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
cc B Nagarathinam <email@example.com>
date 4 November 2009 09:38
subject RE: Re : Standarad 350 Refurbishment
hide details 4 Nov (2 days ago)
Thanks for your mail, we advised our Manager Sales & Service Mr.B.Nagarathinam located at Coimbatore Brand Store (Contact Number is 9943556633) will get in touch with you at the earliest & explain to you.
Now tell me guys,how's Royal Enfield's Customer Support ?
|6th November 2009, 01:49||#590|
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@bmw_m5_titus - lovely shots . So do you find the Classic 500 short? I remember somewhere earlier in this forum you were worried it might be short with 18" wheels
|6th November 2009, 02:02||#591|
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Dear Royal Enfield,
Thank you for keeping the brand alive. Thank you for innovation where it counts, retaining the soul nevertheless. This weekend I shall proceed to put my money down on a relaxed classic 350, and ride away into the sunset
|6th November 2009, 02:48||#592|
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More pictures Titus please . was that a teaser ? lol . its worked ! Now let us have more !
Tyres look like MRF Zapper FS and Zapper Q for front and back respectively on the 500 . Not imported Avons . Or are they ??
Ride Reviews Please !
|6th November 2009, 07:49||#593|
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I so totally get the feeling.
Since I was in the vicinity, I went to the RE brand store at Bandra just to check out the 500 yesterday. There was one in maroon and it was a beauty. It seems smaller with lesser presence than the lb500 as somebody has pointed out. But it actually looks very well put together and the proportions seem perfect for its design. And actually looks more manageable for people with a smaller build. I was sooo tempted to book it then.
And last night I actually contemplated selling my CI 500 and upgrading. But with a clearer mind today morning I have decided to hold on to my CI500 for sometime to see how the classic actually fares. And maybe wait for a UCE 500 Machismo?
My gut feel, provided reliability of this model holds up (engine and all) and RE provides mktg support, is that the Classic might just change or remake RE's future.
|6th November 2009, 07:55||#594|
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rrahul, Thanks! But I think you got it wrong on me worrying about the 18inchers(not that I did like it), must be someone else.
Yes, the bike looked physically smaller, there's no doubt about it and the only colors available at cochin brandstore were the candy floss maroon, green etc which didnt help matters.
The finish levels are good, its a head turner but it just doesnt have that imposing presence. For me, the 19 inch front on the 350 didn't make a very big difference to that.
Tyres on 500 are mrf zapper fs 90/90-18 and zapper q 110/90-18 at rear.
No rides yet! I tried to coax them for a ride but to no avail.
Clear lens for pilot lamps. Also the C500 had the handle bar of std350 while the c350 had that of machismo.
Is this consistent everywhere?
|6th November 2009, 11:05||#595|
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Did anyone manage to see c 350 in the green color ?? or any other color other than green, maroon and black ??
The website says C 350 will be available in black, maroon and GREY ( which looks too good on my monitor atleast ) and C 500 will be available in black,maroon and GREEN.. So two exclusive colors for both of them..
Royal Enfield Classic - The Classic is Reborn
Awesome, I wish i had a little more money, would have booked a C500 in green, and would have been a proud owner of a 500 LB and C 500 .
Wishing Never ends.
Happy Riding !!
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|6th November 2009, 12:54||#596|
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|6th November 2009, 13:02||#597|
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Just came back from my very short 500 TD It was awesome. The single seat is meant for heavy built people I guess as it didn't sunk much into the frame with my weight(73kg). It felt like sitting on a standard Bullet.
On pressing the SS, the Bull came to life with a breeze. RE executive sat behind me as if I was going to steal the bike Took it straight to a longer stretch of road. Gear shift was smooth although I felt there was a bit of free movement in the gear lever. No false neutral as I had experienced earlier in 350 Classic.
In less then 500m, it touched 100 without creating a fuss or strain. This was without accelerating hard and easy on throttle approach. I bet this bull can easily cruise at 110 all day long. This 500 had a long silencer and I felt if the engine was being held back.
The thump was less compared to the shorter silencer and I feel the shorter silencer will ease up the breathing on 500 and improve the feel and acceleration on it.
Now for the debatable hardcore real Bulleter's. Guys you will not miss much about the feel of the engine. If you know what I mean. It sounds and feel a lot like the Bullet we are used to or the one we all love but with better features, reliability and performance.
You just don't feel the 187Kg under you and the chassis feels quite tuned to the engine and it holds it quite well on the turns.
Front disk brake and shocks is something to be worked on. The front brake feels harsh, the spongy feel you get with the lighter bikes is not there. On front braking it hardly effects the front suspension and does not absorbs much of the braking effect.
Rear brake was hardly working as this bike was not meant for TD so they did not bother tightening the rear brake or replacing the rear shoes. Mind you, this bike had done over 10k on roads.
There was this irritating noise coming from the engine between 30-60km/h. Hard to describe it but something like pukk-pukk-pukk which kept increasing with the RPM and went away after 60. My wild guess is that its due to the catcom which can be sorted later perhaps.
This is what I gathered from 1.5km TD. Will get a better picture once I have my own 500 hopefully soon
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|6th November 2009, 13:55||#598|
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|6th November 2009, 16:05||#599|
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can i buy your CI500?? pls pls pretty pls
|6th November 2009, 22:34||#600|
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[quote=Rennjit;1568686]You have a '57 also, rite? Trading '59 for a new 500 would hopefully be pacified by that '57. quote]
No buddy....That one went to a good friend and the money has been missing ever since my wife saw it:-)))
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