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Old 23rd November 2009, 12:26   #766
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Guys can we please restrict the discussion to Classics here. we seem to be discussing everything under the RE umbrella here for which we have separate threads. Thanks
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Old 23rd November 2009, 14:30   #767
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Hello Folks,

I just visited the RE Showroom at Bandra, Mumbai. Here are some pictures that I clicked while there. If you notice the second picture the seat of the Black 500 was torn. I noticed the same with one of the other bikes which were parked outside for display, unfortunately was unable to click a picture of the same.

Also, have got a video to try and capture the exhaust note of a upswept silencer on the 350:-

Spoke to guy there who asked be come on Saturday for a TD of both 500 as well at the 350 classic. I am considering selling my Std 350 (83 Model) and graduating to the Classic 500. The delivery time is 45 days and all coulours are available.


Also, I shall be scanning the new brochure and will upload the same at the earliest.
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Old 23rd November 2009, 15:22   #768
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I found single seat to be uncomfortable,as it was a bit too small,and any small adjustments i made,i felt i will fall off
I have been hearing a lot of similar reviews. Stuff like how a continuous 2 hour ride can leave a nasty pain in the backside.

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If you want to carry the kitchen sink then yes the Classic may not be ideal.
Hyuk hyuk!


Any ideas on what can be done to the seats?
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Old 23rd November 2009, 15:52   #769
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Hi guys,

Thank you all for the stimulating feedback, but I stay with my original verdict. This classic is going to be uncomfortable on long rides- the smaller tires translate into harder bumps, the handle will relay all bumps directly into the shoulders, upswept silencer cannot be used with saddle bags, cramster included.

I ride always with my wife on pillion and saddlebags and do looooong stretches so every inch on the tire helps. The width is good for traction and stability but wont negate the effects of potholes (unless you have a tire aka suzuki boulevard or the like), anyone who has ridden an avenger will know what I'm talking about. And lest you put the avenger's hard ride down to its shockers, I rode a modded avvy with enfield gas shocks, and believe me the small tires are a problem on rough roads.

However, all said and done these are my personal views and I wish all those who are going in for the classic 500 a happy ride.

As for me, I booked a red thunderbird today.

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Old 23rd November 2009, 16:26   #770
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would putting in a wider rear tyre (say 140 x 18") affect the average of the C500 too much... n btw what avg r the showroom people claiming for it?
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Hey was just informed by a friend that he has got the Classic 500 single seater. I shall be checking the bike out this evening so will post pictures of it.
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This classic is going to be uncomfortable on long rides- the smaller tires translate into harder bumps, the handle will relay all bumps directly into the shoulders, upswept silencer cannot be used with saddle bags, cramster included.
I don't understand again. :(


If the shocks are good, why would the tyre dia matter at all? And even if they do... how much of a difference could it cause?

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I ride always with my wife on pillion and saddlebags and do looooong stretches so every inch on the tire helps.
You can do pretty high speeds (~120 kmph) on the classic. How much faster do you want to go?!
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hey! thats great news. so deliveries have started. i thought it would start only by nov 25th. i had booked a CL500 at Teknik Motors, Bangalore on nov 3rd. should be checking with them on this.
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Old 23rd November 2009, 18:03   #774
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The larger tire comes into play when the road is broken.

Assume a break in the road running perpendicular to it.
The width of a break which a 19" tire will be able to cross is more than the width a 18" can cross.

I hope I am able to make sense to you.
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Old 23rd November 2009, 18:16   #775
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Default Brochure - For the Classics

Here you go folks, the Brochure for the Classics.
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The larger tire comes into play when the road is broken.

Assume a break in the road running perpendicular to it.
The width of a break which a 19" tire will be able to cross is more than the width a 18" can cross.

I hope I am able to make sense to you.
So how bad do you think life will be with the 18"ers? AFAIK Karizma is also shod with 18"ers.
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The bike look nice even with the back seat on... As per the top brass in Eicher, the lack of backseat was the most beautiful part, hence I was apprehensive on how it'll look... Look cool eitherways
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Why is there some kind of rubber separator on the cooling fins of the engine?

Is it to keep the engine from getting scratched while transport?

I have marked it on the pic below
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That rubber material actuall work as dampers. They reduce vibrations of the engine. If you closely see other bikes in the Market, all of 'em have this rubber material placed between the fins.
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Why is there some kind of rubber separator on the cooling fins of the engine?
To minimize noise from the vibrating fins. Comes in lot of aircooled bikes.

About 1 inch difference in diameter of the rim affecting long distance riding/touring/ability to ride our potholes doesn't make a valid case for me.

Have a RD, RX and CBZ with 18 inchers, never thought the one inch extra on the bullet made it any better then the rest. The Bullet is a better tourer for a lot of other reasons and 19 inch tyres are probably something i never thought as a plus point from a purely touring perspective.
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