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Old 9th August 2019, 16:56   #16
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Re: Royal Enfield Bullet 350 & 350 ES launched at Rs. 1.12 lakh

Also interestingly, they have reduced the service costs and increased the service interval. The free fall of sales is forcing manufacturers to make vehicle ownership more attractive.
But for the automobile industry in the current state it requires something major to come out of this free fall !

Source : https://www.rushlane.com/royal-enfie...-12320042.html
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Re: Royal Enfield Bullet 350 & 350 ES launched at Rs. 1.12 lakh

There was a time when iPhone used to have only 2 or 3 models - the latest model, a lesser spec/memory option of the same model and the previous generation model. Now the options are in double digits - something that has been panned by critics since ages.

Royal Enfield seems to be going the same direction! While this iteration with it's fantastic price tag will surely push the numbers, but RE really needs to do some thinking and remove some of the models/iterations that aren't working in the market. Keep it simple, RE!
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Re: Royal Enfield Bullet 350 & 350 ES launched at Rs. 1.12 lakh

I prefer RE to offer all 6 colors on the Bullet 350 and just add ES as optional. I still use the kick start in my classic 350, it is a breeze to just pump the lever and fire up the bull
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Re: Royal Enfield Bullet 350 & 350 ES launched at Rs. 1.12 lakh

This seems a half-hearted measure to arrest the fall in numbers & pacify shareholders. Unless they tweak the 350 powertrain (like Bajaj does), it will be difficult to provide a meaningful lower cost product. Basically it is like RE cannot or refuses to work on engines. Don't know whether this is a capability issue or simply about allocation of resources towards BS6 upgrades/new models instead of pumping life into current generation engines .
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Re: Rumour: Affordable Royal Enfield Bullet 350 variant on cards

Aah, RE is back to doing what it does best. Sell junk with chrome bits and a headlight. And now you can have your junk in 4 different colors.

It amazes me that they have the audacity to sell crap like this in 2019 and fool some un suspecting buyers in the process.
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Old 9th August 2019, 22:10   #21
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Re: Rumour: Affordable Royal Enfield Bullet 350 variant on cards

The KS is launched at 1.12L (ex Mumbai) | 1.36L (on-road Mumbai)
The ES is launched at 1.26L (ex Mumbai) | 1.53L (on-road Mumbai)
Source: BikeWale.com
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Re: Rumour: Affordable Royal Enfield Bullet 350 variant on cards

It's 2019 and electric start is an option on a premium bike? WTH is RE smoking?
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Re: Rumour: Affordable Royal Enfield Bullet 350 variant on cards

Expect a recovery in monthly numbers thanks to these "Cheaper" models... for 4-5 months at least it'll be the wholesale push to the dealers.
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Re: Rumour: Affordable Royal Enfield Bullet 350 variant on cards

Strangely and annoyingly, the Bullet 350 with rear disc has been discontinued.
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Re: Royal Enfield Bullet 350 & 350 ES launched at Rs. 1.12 lakh

Got a chance to test ride the ES X bullet. I don't know how, I did not feel any vibrations Tried to rev it hard on the 1st and 2nd gear, mirrors shaked a bit but no vibrations on handlebar or footpegs. To make sure, I tried the classic 350 and it did vibrate as expected. Again jumped over the bullet, rode it for another 3kms and voila no vibrations. . Has RE done something or is the new engine oil helping in reducing the vibrations ?
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Re: Royal Enfield Bullet 350 & 350 ES launched at Rs. 1.12 lakh

It is impossible for some kind of engine oil to reduce engine vibrations any better than any other engine oil if it is the same viscosity.
While oil can dampen vibration to a limited degree, that degree is based on its viscosity or resistance to flow. Its ability to do this is determined by the clearances between the moving parts and its effect is rather minimal.

The main vibrations in an engine are caused by imbalance of the rotating and reciprocating parts. It can be reduced or eliminated by doing a better job of balancing them or by adding something else that is also imbalanced but is timed so that its vibration direction is exactly opposite the other vibration that is causing the problem.
By doing this, the two vibrating parts cancel out the forces of one another, resulting in the engine appearing to have no vibration.
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