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Yamaha RD350 31 75.61%
Royal Enfield Classic 500 10 24.39%
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Old 16th August 2010, 10:34   #16
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Default I am in the queue!!

IMO,never sell RD,whether it is LT or HT,but if you have made your mind,I am in the queue.
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Old 16th August 2010, 12:42   #17
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Here are the pics painted second time two months back...
You are riding an RD with a two-into-one exhaust? No wonder you want to sell it and get a C500.

Excellent paintjob on that bike though.
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Old 16th August 2010, 13:33   #18
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i think i know why your thread is here.. just to make people feel jealous about your RD huh!!?

but if you are seriously thinking about selling RD (because you can't maintain it) then please do sell it (there is already a long list on this thread itself).

but RD350 vs CL500 IMO makes no sense.
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Old 16th August 2010, 13:34   #19
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You are riding an RD with a two-into-one exhaust? No wonder you want to sell it and get a C500.

Excellent paintjob on that bike though.
Thanks for the paint job.... But whats the prob with two-into-one exhaust? Actually it sounds good...
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Old 16th August 2010, 15:55   #20
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hold onto it for some more time. saw an RD listed in my city for Rs.95k! that should cover your down payment for the CL500
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Old 16th August 2010, 20:24   #21
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What is not wrong with a 2 into 1 exhaust ???

2 strokes need indivisual exhaust systems !! This not a four stroke that u can have a 4 into 1 exhaust also .

Please post pictures of ur bend pipes and the complete exhaust . I want to have a good laugh . They might sound good and give u reasonable torque but interms of acceleration and outright power 2 into 1 exhausts suck . I think the protons are better than a 2 into 1 . Infact ur be much better off with stock exhausts than these 2 into 1s !!. Get a look at some properly calculated and designed RD350 exhaust with tapered or hydro formed headers , they look beautiful , sound like madness and performance is insane . Chennai and Bangalore are make the best exhuasts for RD350s and RX in the country . Try to get ur engine rebuilt in one of these cities - since they have good tuners , workshops and machinery to build good 2 stroke engines .

Get in touch with Sherry Bathena . He should be able to show u what a well tuned RD runs like - dont forget to get a look at his exotic Group B spec RD350s !!

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Old 17th August 2010, 00:00   #22
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I think it isn't fair to compare both these great bikes together. The simple reason is RD350 is a rev-happy 2 pot 2 stroke while the Royal Enfield is a single piston push rod 4 stroke.

Both these motorcycles represent 2 categories. The RD350 is for the sort of person who loves to race between the lights. By that what I mean here is the RD350 is bloody fast and a RE500 is absolutely no match for the twin piston 2 stroke dynamite.

To cut it short RD350 is built for speed and it absolutely loves the race track. But the RE500 is something else. RE500 is made for the long run. It does not have the brilliant performance figures an RD350 would have but, it can do something and RD350 really wouldn't care to do, cruise down a never ending highway for those never ending hours.

to conclude, I suggest you buy both these machines. The simple reason there is absolutely nothing in the world to replace a Yamaha RD350 and there is nothing in the world to replace a Royal Enfield Bullet 500.
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Old 17th August 2010, 06:36   #23
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both are very different bikes and have their own charms.

Keep both! if you decide to sell your RD remember to call me. Since I am in Pune (unlike some of these other despo-s calling dibs), you can still see your sweetheart once in a while. :P
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Old 17th August 2010, 19:53   #24
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Hi guys, I have Rd350 working fine without any problem. I was planning to sell the Rd and get RE 500 Classic. Please help me if it would be a good decision. The only issue with RD is the maintenance. I guess RE has the same maintenance. Still confused.


Please help me to make wiser decision.Your reply would greatly appreciated.


VJ..
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Why are you repeating your question from a few months back? Do you expect an answer different from last time?

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both are very different bikes and have their own charms.

Keep both! if you decide to sell your RD remember to call me. Since I am in Pune (unlike some of these other despo-s calling dibs), you can still see your sweetheart once in a while. :P

Ha ha ha ha thats outright mean you devil .

I am in queue as well, Pm me if you are really selling.

@Vinjaram - Use the RD a little longer as once it's gone it wont come back. Enjoy her till you can afford the effort you need to put in. RE is here to stay so you can buy a RE anytime. my 2 cents

And dont listen to Couger
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Buy the CL500 sell your RD to me
i will myself accompany you to the showroom for booking your CL500.
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Just to let u know guys that I have booked the C5 today.. Whosoever wants my RD please ping me....
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Old 31st December 2010, 17:13   #28
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I think it isn't fair to compare both these great bikes together. The simple reason is RD350 is a rev-happy 2 pot 2 stroke while the Royal Enfield is a single piston push rod 4 stroke.

Both these motorcycles represent 2 categories. The RD350 is for the sort of person who loves to race between the lights. By that what I mean here is the RD350 is bloody fast and a RE500 is absolutely no match for the twin piston 2 stroke dynamite.

To cut it short RD350 is built for speed and it absolutely loves the race track. But the RE500 is something else. RE500 is made for the long run. It does not have the brilliant performance figures an RD350 would have but, it can do something and RD350 really wouldn't care to do, cruise down a never ending highway for those never ending hours.

to conclude, I suggest you buy both these machines. The simple reason there is absolutely nothing in the world to replace a Yamaha RD350 and there is nothing in the world to replace a Royal Enfield Bullet 500.
+1 to this post.
and this argument on this thread is like the following emoticon:
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Old 2nd January 2011, 15:59   #29
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You are comparing a Horse against a Mule !!

The RD is a sprinter; the C500 is a Marathon runner. The RD can touch 140+ but you can't keep her running even at 110kmph for long may be for 30 minutes .. The C500 on the other hand can barely manage to touch 125kmph but you can ride the day long at 100kmph !!

No point in selling the RD' just keep it even if it rots in your garage !! I'm still repenting selling mine off couple of years ago !!

Keep the RD; get the C500.

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Old 2nd January 2011, 16:11   #30
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C5 can do 120+ all day long.
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