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Old 14th November 2009, 23:18   #706
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The stock RE Classics come with a cat con, saree guard and pillion seat. But all the classic brochures, showrooms and website highlight the single seater cat-con less variant. Interestingly - when asked, the RE Dealer near BTM, Bangalore said it would cost about 3K to get the stock to look like the bikes advertised.

Wouldn't this be cause for misleading customers?
havnt you read the fine print "accessories shown may not part of standard equipment"?
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I am all in for Royal Maroon. My booking for LB500 is automatically converted to Classic500.

However, I was more worried when I read people complaining about
1) It's tyres, which reduced beast's height and overall look. and
2) the issues with the sensor (I heard there are 7 of them)

After looking at the bike first time, I was like...NOT BAD and later AWESOME. It's a pure beauty. So the first concern was answered. IMHO I like classic500 more than LB500. 18 inchers does look small (only in front) but RE must have given a thought before putting it. I believe they must have done their research before making such a change.

I am still worried for the second point. I am buying bullet not for fun but for fun+long rides. The bike has ECU and seven sensors. What if one of the sensor goes bad during a long drive? Every car has the same technology but that's hiding under a roof. I'm more worried about the bike as it's more open and prone to the faults and to add to it, it's RE.

Can someone tell me how reliable this beast would be for long rides?
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80k without any engine work, now that is something. I am assuming this is the AVL engine about which I am not so familiar. Can you describe your riding style? I could certainly use some tips for increasing engine longevity.
Simple stuff.
Break in period is very important. I still ride my bike in the same way as when I got her. Which is to stay, I never make her go fast unless she is all heated up.
I don't let her idle as well.

I start her and start riding almost immediately. But the first few kms the revs are kept very easy.
If there is a nasty traffic jam, I stop and wait it out.
Or I change the route.

There are n number of road combinations I have between my office and home. All thanks to Google maps.

Highway riding is done in a relaxed manner.
No racing with anyone but my timings are generally decent.

You can read more about my bike here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...-pictures.html (RE ThunderBird Service : with Pictures.)

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PS: Great engine pics. I am loving it.
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I am still worried for the second point. I am buying bullet not for fun but for fun+long rides. The bike has ECU and seven sensors. What if one of the sensor goes bad during a long drive? Every car has the same technology but that's hiding under a roof. I'm more worried about the bike as it's more open and prone to the faults and to add to it, it's RE.

Can someone tell me how reliable this beast would be for long rides?
Only time will tell if the EFI is, well "bullet"-proof. There is no doubt EFI can be reliable on bikes, its all down to the implementation. I wonder if there is a limp mode that will allow you to get to a service center in the event of a malfunction.
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Only time will tell if the EFI is, well "bullet"-proof.
I think this is a very basic EFI. The first gen kinds. Should be good. Lets wait and watch.
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Old 16th November 2009, 13:19   #711
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Hey Spitfire,

You are very optimistic with Classic it seems
In your previous posts, you somehow to convinced me to go for Classic500. And I give you 30% share for my decision.
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And I give you 30% share for my decision.
I was born an opptimist. He he.

Good decision. My "izzat" is in the hands of RE now.

But seriously this bike "should" be good. Happy Biking dude.
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I was born an opptimist. He he.

Good decision. My "izzat" is in the hands of RE now.

But seriously this bike "should" be good. Happy Biking dude.
I wouldn't blame you.. Don't worry.
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I'm not quite sure on this. Older Bullet Scramblers had a single silencer on the right. This one too should have a single silencer.

Just like the Cafés, the Scramblers too are awesome Bullets from the past. The tank on the previous Srambler was just too good.
Thank you for your quick response, Gordon.

Also, I got my seat done from Imran below the Andheri fly-over. He is too impressed with your projects and was saying how excited he is when he gets a chance to get any seat to be worked upon for you.
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Good decision. My "izzat" is in the hands of RE now.
. Couldn't resist man.

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Only time will tell if the EFI is, well "bullet"-proof. There is no doubt EFI can be reliable on bikes, its all down to the implementation. I wonder if there is a limp mode that will allow you to get to a service center in the event of a malfunction.
There is no limp mode on Classic EFI.
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There is no limp mode on Classic EFI.
Somebody said motorcycling is the last form of adventure left. Elsewhere, adventure has been described as pain recounted at leisure. I decided buying a 500 EFI is far too adventurous at this point, so I bought a used 500 LB at a every good price yesterday.
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There is no limp mode on Classic EFI.
I believe it has. My dealer in pune told me that the bike can run in the event of 2 or 3 sensors goes down. But you should take it to us as soon as that yellow indicator turns on.

I think RE should atleast provide the open information of all sensors and work-arounds if something goes bad. What's say?
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Somebody said motorcycling is the last form of adventure left. Elsewhere, adventure has been described as pain recounted at leisure. I decided buying a 500 EFI is far too adventurous at this point, so I bought a used 500 LB at a every good price yesterday.
Congrats on the LB 500. How much did you pay?

Looks like the Classic has made the used Bullet market see a lot of activity.

Now who ever said that motorcycling is the last form of adventure, never actually tried riding a Indian manufactured Bullet.

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Congrats on the LB 500. How much did you pay?

Looks like the Classic has made the used Bullet market see a lot of activity.

Now who ever said that motorcycling is the last form of adventure, never actually tried riding a Indian manufactured Bullet.
I paid 75k for a 2007 model with 9k on the ODO, found it on quikr. The previous owner sparingly used it in the city. It has the Indore silencer on it, also got the stock silencer separately. The horns are new ROOTs Windtone. Bike seemed to be in good condition, the electric start worked every time. I am planning to put the stock silencer back on.
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