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Old 3rd July 2009, 10:50   #31
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Whether we like it or not, the Bullet is not suited to a fast lifestyle that many of us are unfortunately forced to live today. The bike was, is and will continue to be the symbol of macho all over the world.
I am happy that they are at last stopping its production and allowing us - the few owners - the pleasure of owning a classic that is not mass produced (with highly questionable manufacturing practices and quality issues) any more.
Given the total number of bikes available and running in the country, I don't think getting spares will be a problem in the next 20/30 years.
The Bullet is dead. Long live the Bullet.

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Old 3rd July 2009, 12:02   #32
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But then anything that comes out of the Royal Enfield factory spells class,
Are you serious?

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Old 3rd July 2009, 12:16   #33
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I find it hilarious how any thread beginning with RE or Bullet gets hijacked into meaningless ramblings....

Ok, the Bullet was and will be a Classic! Always. But its not been because of its quality - no way!
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I find it hilarious how any thread beginning with RE or Bullet gets hijacked into meaningless ramblings
Because some folks dont understand a spade from a spade. The Bullet Thing
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Ok, the Bullet was and will be a Classic! Always. But its not been because of its quality - no way!
The problems of the Bullet are not the problems of design defect. There is nothing inherently wrong with the engineering design of the bike.
The problems are typically problems of shoddy manufacturing practices. This is the reason why discerning people still buy old Bullets, particularly pre-80s', and then get them properly repaired and then travel for thousands of miles without a hassle.
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Hi Guys,

As per the information that I've been getting from people in RE is that the Standard will still be available but with a new heart. the new Bullet Std will have the new TwinSpark UCE engine as that of the TBTS. This change is due to the fact that RE is preparing itself to conform with the Stringent BS4 emission standards.

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Standard will still be available but with a new heart.
No offence, but you and RE are both missing the point.

More evidence that RE dosent care, they never did.
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The heavy crank std 350 is a pleasure to ride. As much as std 350 afficionados (like me) say, the practicality of it in stop and go traffic of today is comparatively less. That is simply not the philosophy behind this bike.

Another good part of std 350 is the gear on the right, most people arent used to it and never want to ride your bike.
Whether real or not, I tend to feel the bike is a little different after someone else (rarely) rides it

I've seen the UCE 500 testing, and it goes like a rocket. Superb cafe racer looks.
Built like a gun, goes like a bullet. Only that the part of being built like a gun is dicey.
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just yesterday spoke to a bullet dealer in chennai, he told both the Bullet Std and electra are no more available. reason is emission norms.

Bullets available

Thunderbird: 1.06L
Bullet Classic: 1.08L

bullet 500: 1.40L
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If thats the case then it is the sad demise of a classic. I am happy that I own one.(even though it is an electra 4 speed ) . I have always looked at bullet as a classic and the RE guys as some one pointed out doesnt care. Its business for them and it makes perfect sense.
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I own both a standard 350 and a Thunderbird (Pre-TS). While I am sad that the standard 350 is being phased out, I do think that this is for the best. More people were opting for the Electra than 350. So it makes sense. And the stricter emission norms gives the perfect excuse for it.
Though I enjoy riding the standard 350, I have to confess that I use the Thunderbird more. Mostly due to the more comfortable riding position it offers for me.
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well, its not available for few weeks now. Had to struggle quite a bit to get mine in November.

But trust me guys, however common it is, the Maiden is a show stopper. Even with the stock exhaust pipe, the thump is awesome..
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Default Std 350 indeed Rocks!

I got my Std 350 on Dec 2,2009. Got the first service done and now the bike is quite smooth.
I feel lucky that I got my Std 350 before it got phased out.
It is indeed an awesome bike and my first bullet
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Default No bike Matches the Charm of riding the std 350 even not d 5speed RE bikes

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the standard with the UCE is being show at the auto expo
it features a LHS gearshift ,RHS brake the seat of electra
probable launch feb 2010.
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