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Old 16th April 2019, 12:45   #691
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This is just criminally bad! You can't do this on a 3L bike!
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A thoroughly disappointing experience. I am not desperate to get the delivery, but as a company, least they can do is keep their buyers informed about delays or whatsoever. What a pathetic dealership management with hopeless attitude.
Well, good old RE, glad to see they're staying true to their 'heritage', after all they're so proud of it! Unfortunately their heritage includes taking customers for granted, pathetic dealer experience, horrible QC, poor service and using the first batch of buyers as testers for inevitable niggles!

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With so many sales and multiple dealers in town now, the overall experience should have improved a lot but on the contrary, its on a decline.
Well, I bought my RE from Teknik (Indiranagar) in 2007. The waiting time was just a couple of weeks, but the rest of the experience seems consistent!

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After my two RE motorcycle experiences in the past, i had decided never to get back to that brand again. With the interceptor test ride, and the price point its launched at, i thought to give them another try. Now wondering if its the right one..
Yeah, true, was pretty blown away by the bike after I got a chance to ride a friend's Interceptor, but I was also pretty sure the 'RE experience' would remain RE and don't think I want to go through that again!
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Any updates on the latest delivery time of interceptor guys? Bangalore/TN

Also would like to know if the delivery can be taken on TR and registered in the other state. My friend has booked one in his name and it's ready for delivery but he's not interested anymore. What would be the procedure to get it registered in my name as first owner in a different state?

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Is it easy to replace the silver fenders on the Twins with black ones? Are they(black) available from the dealership?

Are there any black alloy handlebars available for the twins - not the crude high RD350 bar but something more aesthetic. Can the Thunderbird X handlebar be retrofit?

Finally had anyone fit high rise bars on the Continental GT 650? Any feedback on riding dynamics post this change?

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Post that call, i also wrote a mail to RE and got the standard reply. pasting as it is below:
Greetings from Royal Enfield!!!
At the outset, we appreciate your interest for Royal Enfield Twins.We would like to inform you that there has been an unexpected level of demand for the Interceptor 650/Continental GT 650 which we are now trying our best to meet however this may cause a delay in the delivery of your Interceptor 650/Continental GT 650 by a certain period. You may get the delivery of your motorcycle between 08th to 14th June 2019. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused due to delay.
That is a templatised email response from RE. Have written several emails as I faced the same pathetic experience from RE & it's dealers before I got my bike after waiting for 81 days.
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My GT650 shut off itself twice in last 4 days, once at a trafiic signal while in neutral and today early morning in 6th gear at around 60kmph. not sure what happened but both the time it was almost with in 10min of starting it after a long (10 hours break). I hope this is not transforming into something bad, but something transient and goes away with next refueling.

Anyone with similar experience or heard about this from someone?


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That is a templatised email response from RE. Have written several emails as I faced the same pathetic experience from RE & it's dealers before I got my bike after waiting for 81 days.
Yep, standard templatised reply to any query on delivery date. After this, I also wrote specifically to the dealer but as expected, no reply back. Its been more then 100days since booking, not sure if the colour variants which are adding to the confusion as there seem no logic in the deliveries like "first come first serve". No great hurry for me, as i do have a bike to take care of my present requirements.
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Thats scary and raises concern. I do remember reading about this issue on the FB group for the RE twins, so its NOT an isolated case for sure. Hope in order to meet the high demand, RE is not cutting corners.

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My GT650 shut off itself twice in last 4 days
Could be case of bad fuel. Was petrol filled just after tanker unloaded at petrol bunk, expecting you filled petrol at your regular trusted outlet.

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this is also another indication of bad fuel.
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Greetings from Royal Enfield!!!
At the outset, we appreciate your interest for Royal Enfield Twins.We would like to inform you that there has been an unexpected level of demand for the Interceptor 650/Continental GT 650 which we are now trying our best to meet however this may cause a delay in the delivery of your Interceptor 650/Continental GT 650 by a certain period. You may get the delivery of your motorcycle between 08th to 14th June 2019. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused due to delay.
So I made my booking in November and I am yet to get hold of the bike. My booking was made, I think on the 2nd or 3rd day after the launch. They had at first given me a tentative delivery date around first week of February, which was then postponed to sometime between 8th April - 15th April, and now the latest response is atleast not in the month of May.
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So I made my booking in November and I am yet to get hold of the bike. My booking was made, I think on the 2nd or 3rd day after the launch. They had at first given me a tentative delivery date around first week of February, which was then postponed to sometime between 8th April - 15th April, and now the latest response is atleast not in the month of May.
Thats a lot of waiting time.. Hope lady luck shines and you get yours sooner.

As per the RE Twins Facebook page, there are guys in chennai getting the delivery of baker express in 3 weeks flat as they have their 'sources' in right place. Thats the sad part. There seems no method to this madness.
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I visited the Bandra, Mumbai showroom yesterday to try and see if I could speed up delivery by opting for any colour apart from chrome. I'm 7th on the list for Ravishing Red, they estimate 30-45 days minimum unless people before me cancel.
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Question to 650 Owners,

Though I did a TD od 650, forgot to check if has a Centre stand and/or if it comes as a Standard fitment or not ? If not, does it have a provision to fit one ?

In one of the threads a pic of a 650 propped up on a paddock stand prompted this question

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Question to 650 Owners,

Though I did a TD od 650, forgot to check if has a Centre stand and/or if it comes as a Standard fitment or not ? If not, does it have a provision to fit one ?

In one of the threads a pic of a 650 propped up on a paddock stand prompted this question

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Yes, Int 650 comes with a Centre Stand.
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Phew, I finally took delivery of my Baker express Interceptor on 12th April, I have completed just over 1000 km on the bike at the moment. I will post a detailed review up on our forum pretty soon - I am still thinking on how to structure the review to make it interesting and keep up with team-bhp's high standards

On a high level - I really like the bike, and have gotten used to the foot peg position now.

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