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Old 8th November 2009, 01:04   #616
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I am a fairly sedate driver. I never accelerate too hard and rarely go beyond 70-80. I am more concerned with how well these bikes cruise rather than winning a race.
Same here, but I weigh a bit over 100 kilos, so if I take a pillion who's anywhere close to my weight, I've found that a 500 is much more drivable even at 60 kph. So the load is also a factor.
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Same here, but I weigh a bit over 100 kilos, so if I take a pillion who's anywhere close to my weight, I've found that a 500 is much more drivable even at 60 kph. So the load is also a factor.
I weigh in at 77 kilos. So weight is not much of a concern to me.

Is everyone taking the pillion seat too?
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Is everyone taking the pillion seat too?
Those of us who are married and/or have girlfriends had better buy the pillion seat, at least to fit when necessary.
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I was told it is compulsory to take the seat.

Well anyway all the part that I remove will be gracing the walls of my room
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I saw the bike, 350 and 500. They have 3 bikes on display. My observations:

The bike looks great with the bend silencer. But the bike, especially 500, with 18" front and rear rims looks small. The overall size looks disproportionate with less height and more width.
The seat height is around 2" lesser than Electra.
The self starter system in 500 is made by Denso, Japan.
The rear seat looks neat.
The light blue colour looks much better than in picture. Black is the best.
The tires are MRF Zappers with increased width. It seems to have good grip.
The overall finishing is not great, especially chrome. The side stand spring has rust, the RE sticker on the tank of one of the bikes was slightly peeled.

The bike, 500, was revved in the showroom. The sound is a mix of Thump and AVL clatter. Not bad.

The expected delivery in Teknik Motors, Indira Nagar is in March.

I find 500 EFI value for money. I may go for one sometime next year. It does not make sense to book one now considering the waiting period.

Found a TD report in my friends blog:
PrabhuBravo - Tours on wheels: Royal Enfield Classic 500 Review
Thanks for the review.
Can you compare this with what they export. I want to know if its the same model or if they took off/added something to the one's we get here.

Would appreciate this input from people who have seen this bike.
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I weigh in at 77 kilos. So weight is not much of a concern to me.

Is everyone taking the pillion seat too?
The pillion seat comes along with it, acc to showroom guys.
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The pillion seat comes along with it, acc to showroom guys.
That's not cool. :(

Any idea of delivery dates in Delhi?
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the pillion seats, the saree guard & normal silencers would come attached with the bike. But the showroom will provide an option for us to drop the saree guard & the normal silencer & put on the upshift silencer for just 1k more. The pillion seat is removable, you can remove it when you drive alone & put it back when you have a pillion.
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Seems the new boy is doing what his big Daddy does, yes it s a Bullet!


EssYouWe, from the looks of it the pillion seat can be fixed and removed without much ado,so dont worry too much about it man.
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Seems the new boy is doing what his big Daddy does, yes it s a Bullet!


EssYouWe, from the looks of it the pillion seat can be fixed and removed without much ado,so dont worry too much about it man.
My worries took a whole new direction after seeing the pics you posted.

How reliable is the UCE?

TBTS owners and RE gurus... Please comment.
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My worries took a whole new direction after seeing the pics you posted.

How reliable is the UCE?

TBTS owners and RE gurus... Please comment.
The most reliable one can get from Royal enfield
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Hehe.

Solving a problem in the CI is easy, what with the huge number of mechanics at hand.

The UCE would be a problem in this respect. My experience has taught me to never trust a company service station.
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essyouwee, It wasnt a major leak and we did check out the underside if there was a big stain or anything, but couldnt really find much. Sorry to freak you out, it was meant to bring some bonding between the enstranged Cast Iron brothers and Avl/Uce brothers of the Bullet Brotherhood! No offense meant!
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Thanks for the review.
Can you compare this with what they export. I want to know if its the same model or if they took off/added something to the one's we get here.

Would appreciate this input from people who have seen this bike.
My understanding is that it is same as the export model.
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My worries took a whole new direction after seeing the pics you posted.

How reliable is the UCE?

TBTS owners and RE gurus... Please comment.
Bought a TBTS in January this year. It is a great bike to ride, and can cruise comfortably at 70-80kph for long periods, and gives around 40 kmpl.

However, just before my last free service service, around 3 weeks back, it sprang a oil leak. The service center guys told me they'd fix it in a jiffy --- just a case of replacing the "packing" in the gear box, they said. However, after the service the problem continued. I have been waiting ever since for their RE certified expert (who is away in Chennai getting trained on the Classic!).

In the meanwhile, I put in a half-liter of motor oil for every two liters of petrol...

Now, who dares say that the TBTS is not a Bullet?!!
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