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Old 16th March 2010, 12:42   #1
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Last week I finally for my new Royal Enfield Standard 350 CI engine bike. It was a wait for almost 2 months and in the end once I saw the bike I felt its worth the wait.

As most of you know RE has stopped production and sales for the CI engine bikes. In the beginning of the year when my dad gave green signal to buy another bike, I knew the next one would be from RE stable. I went to HSR dealer in Bangalore and was shocked to know that CI models have been stopped. He showed my the new CL 500. Technically its a brilliant bike, but still my heart kept on beating for the good old bull.

Contacted every RE dealer in Bangalore and got the same reply from all. But one guy told that RE Standard 350 CI sales is still on in Kerala. Immediately started contacting all dealers in Kerala. But none of them were willing to book bike for me and my friend since this would be interstate bike registration. But one guy helped us. His name is Javeen Mathew of 'Javeens' in Kottayam. My booking happened over phone and I did a wire transafer of the advance amount. This guy was very helpful from beginning till end when me and my friend went to Kottayam to take delivery of our bikes.


I am a proud owner of the BULL. I guess ours is one of the last produced CI engine bikes from RE. In one week, the bike has done just close to 150 kms. The moving parts have become smooth after 150kms compared to how it was when I rode it for first time.

Will post the pictures soon...
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Congrats on buy Abhiskek.
Did the dealer help you in transportation of the bike from Kerala?

Do post your experiences and how the bike is performing with loads of pics

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Old 16th March 2010, 13:54   #3
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Congrats on the purchase of the BULL Abhishek. Post some pictures of your ride dude. Why did you choose CI than a UCE engine?
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Old 16th March 2010, 14:42   #4
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Congrats on the purchase Abhishake.Nothing like the thump of the old CI engines.These are gonna be a rare sight in a few years.

Do post pics of your steed.
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Old 16th March 2010, 15:42   #5
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congratulations Abhishek. do the running in carefully.

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Old 16th March 2010, 17:49   #6
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Congratulations on the Bull. Hope you have many many joy-filled rides with your Bull and like Jay said, run it in well!

Awaiting pictures.

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abhishek the word ‘congratulation’ is not capable to express my sentiments and I must say & you must accept that you are very lucky.
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Old 16th March 2010, 20:30   #8
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you are truly lucky my friend!! some time ago, i never saw the beauty in the STD 350. but now that bull has grown all over me, and is my favorite from the stable. and it only breaks my heart now knowing that RE has stopped it production.. enjoy your new ride thoroughly brother!! and do post some pics!!
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Old 16th March 2010, 21:50   #9
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Congrats dude. I too have a 4 month old Std 350 CI. It is the best.

Anyways,
RE has finally stopped the CI engines and have come out with UCE engines.

Check out the new Electra UCE Royal Enfield | Electra Twinspark

I am feeling sad that CI has been stopped.

Do you feel RE is doing the right thing?
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congrats, welcome to the Club, Run her in properly, but not too slow
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Congrats..
warm welcome to u.
browse the forum on topics on how to run in the engine properly
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Thank you all for the wishes. And apologies for the long delay in replying to this thread.

In the last one month I have done 1050 kms on this bull, with a couple of short trips and one long trip last weekend. The long trip was about 500 odd kms over 2 days. And it was extremely comfortable. Even after riding it for 2 days there was no pain anywhere in the body. And the seat is well designed to make long trips a pleasure.

I am still doing the running in of the bike. Max 60 kmph.

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Congrats on buy Abhiskek.
Did the dealer help you in transportation of the bike from Kerala?
The dealer helped me in booking the transportation. He had booked in one of the private Volvo bus. I must say that the dealer was very helpful in the overall process. Even though the temporary registration was done in Kerala(Kottayam), the address given was my Bangalore address itself. And this helped in getting the bike registered here smoothly.


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Congrats on the purchase of the BULL Abhishek. Post some pictures of your ride dude. Why did you choose CI than a UCE engine?
The thump of CI engine and the vintage feeling while riding on this engine. I just cant express more in words about this, can go on and on and on. Once you ride this bike, you will fall in love with this immediately.

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Congrats on the purchase Abhishake.Nothing like the thump of the old CI engines.These are gonna be a rare sight in a few years.
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Exactly dude.
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Old 31st March 2010, 22:10   #13
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Posting few pics of my bike.
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Got my RE Std 350 CI-bike_3.jpg  

Got my RE Std 350 CI-bike_4.jpg  

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Posting few pics of my bike.
Baeutiful.
As Jay said do the run-in carefully and you'll enjoy it to the the fullest like i am mine.
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congrats again, nice pics.
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