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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    They weight 200+kgs, Engine puts out just 47 bhp
    If they have got the brains or technology to get more than 47 gee gees from a 650, guess what the quality of the other parts are ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    That's closer than I thought, although the new 2019 model street twin is claiming 65bhp which is a lot more respectable
    Fuck, they managed 65 Gee gees in the 1970s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Fuck, they managed claimed 65 Gee gees in the 1970s
    ftfy. In the 60's and 70's they claimed all sorts of stuff for bikes.

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    Default Re: New Royal Enfield twins; Interceptor/Contential GT prices

    They may not have been aiming for maximum BHP per cc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    If they have got the brains or technology to get more than 47 gee gees from a 650, guess what the quality of the other parts are ?
    47 bhp means they can be ridden by people on restricted licences ie young people and the whole hipster wave which is the target audience.

    Loads of bikes now come either at 47 or at some other weight/bhp that means they can be restricted for newbies.

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    Default Re: New Royal Enfield twins; Interceptor/Contential GT prices

    I dont like retro bikes on the whole, I'm in my late 50's but even when I was a kid a bonnie was a leaky shitter your elder brother had.All the cool kids had Kawaskis

    But, I like the Interceptor: Thats a good looking bike and if it sounds like the one on the beginning of the film clip instead of that bloody awful wheezing and farting sound Bonnevilles make it should sell

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    Quote Originally Posted by inewham View Post
    All the cool kids had Kawaskis
    We still do

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    Default Re: New Royal Enfield twins; Interceptor/Contential GT prices

    Any feedback yet on whether they suffer from vibrations as do other Henfield bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    The forks completely ruin it, they should have used round tube, then I'd have been really interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    I'd sooner;


    According to the sources, the powertrain of the Concept KX has spawned out of Eicher Motors now-defunct alliance with Polaris Industries. Maybe it will produce 80-90 bhp.

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    I saw photos of a https://www.royalenfield.com/motorcycles/himalayan/ taken out in the wild today.
    By Christ it's a dogs dinner.

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