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Old 3rd December 2019, 15:33   #46
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At the end of the day, it is all in eye of the beholder

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I concur wholeheartedly!
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At the end of the day, it is all in eye of the beholder. I have only ever owned one bike and it was a Royal Enfield Bullet 350! Loved it. Even though it was a 1974 model, it did my 15.000 km of touring all over India with very little problems.

I did not find RE owners to have materially different ego's before or after they bought their RE. What I did see was people who enjoyed their bike to a very great extend.

I have said it many times, humans do not make rational choices. We base all our decisions on emotion and next find a set of rational criteria to validate our emotional choices.

You can say a lot about Royal Enfield, but if anything it brings up a lot of emotions!

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Very well said Jeroen mate, couldn't have said it better.

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Despite loving the idea of noiseless, emissionless electric vehicles conquering the roads, and tuning myself to electric vehicle news in youtube and the other 'tube', frankly I don't have any hope of electric vehicle revolutions coming anytime soon.

May be if Mr Goodenough is really successful with his sodium - glass solid-state batteries.

But like every business house /industrialists, no one wants that customer drive a vehicle which has very little service (service centres will have a very scaled down activity except for body shop for dent and repair etc for accidents - if the company has a a very good build quality). Service centre as another way of fleecing customer and generating income will stop. Before they launch an electric bike they will find a way to put contraptions into the vehicle to milk the hapless customer - just like an inkjet printer.

Also an electric bike from RE with all the heft, range anxiety and no thump doesn't seem to be quite a prospect for the company and me as of now.

Also Chinese manufacturers will make similar copies if RE eventually does make a successful EV "bullet", for everything electrical and electronic is their forte.

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