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    I wanted a bike.

    I wanted a slow bike.

    One that I could bimble around the countryside in jeans and a piss pot lid getting flies in my teeth.

    So I bought one.

    I'm sure 99% of you lot will think I'm mad or some kind of idiot.

    I wasn't 100% sure it was what I wanted, but having ridden it I'm 3000% happy

    It's a 2014 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 EFI.

    8,000 miles on the clock.

    I love it.







    It's loud, very very loud with the aftermarket pipe, I have the standard one, but it's not going back on

    It pops and bangs on the over-run.

    It handles surprisingly well and is very neutral, brakes aint terrible either.

    I've looked at the Hitchcocks website and everything for them costs buttons and there's millions of bolt on bits to make it my own!

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    Default Re: New Bike... and I don't care if you all hate it.

    Its no Panigale

    Enjoy

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    Nice, if you get bored could swap it for a ratty olde er6f

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    Default Re: New Bike... and I don't care if you all hate it.

    Is that an authentic 'Brit bike' oil stain under the sidestand?

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    Default Re: New Bike... and I don't care if you all hate it.

    Like it, I drive past a Royal Enfield Showroom in the Bethnal Green several times a week and they sure do make good window dressing. Notice you managed to pick one up with the after market pipe and slippers rack fitted

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    Yeah, the pipe is LOUD!

    I'm tempted to get the 'Trials' seat for it and a separate pillion pad.

    Something like this...



    I want some chrome mudguards too!

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    That’s ace ��

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    Do you have a good selection of spanners love it would get one tomorrow if I had the dosh

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    I paid 2300 for it.

    I looked at another, which looked nicer on paper with loads more chrome which I haggled down to 2k, but it had quite a bit of frame rust so I left it.

    You can buy a brand spanky new one for 3999.

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    Mate of mine bought this 2 weeks ago and hes really happy with it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse View Post
    Mate of mine bought this 2 weeks ago and hes really happy with it.

    That's a pre-unit one, probably a cast iron barrel, I don't think there's much difference performance wise, that got the more 'traditional' look to the motor but mine requires a lot less maintenance.

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    Further investigation reveals a K&N air filter and a O2 sensor eliminator too.

    Just need some hot cams and a Power commander now

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    My cg125 had a drum at the front. I can take or leave efi and traction control, I could even live without an electric boot, but I think disc brake on the front is my minimum level of technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Further investigation reveals a K&N air filter and a O2 sensor eliminator too.

    Just need some hot cams and a Power commander now
    Stop it!

    I tried to make an msx fast. Like that, it may end up being fast of its type, but it'll still be dog slow next to anything else with 2 wheels.

    Just ride it for what it is. Or do an LS swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    Stop it!

    It'll still be slow.

    Just ride it for what it is. Or do an LS swap.
    I'm joking. The slowness is the appeal. It actually seems to fuel pretty well... except for a massive bang everytime you shut the throttle.

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