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Offline mike the bike

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New bike
« on: May 24, 2022, 09:37:17 PM »
I've never had a new bike or a new car for that matter.  I've had plenty of new vans and an Escort estate but they weren't mine. 
I've paid the deposit on a Royal Enfield Interceptor,  a brant new one with sod all on the clock and having a personalised plate.  I've got to wait three bloody weeks for those muppets at M&P to PDI it.  We'll worth the wait though.
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Re: New bike
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2022, 09:48:38 PM »
Blimey Mike, a new bike...... Wow, how exciting. Photos please when you take delivery.
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Re: New bike
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2022, 10:22:15 PM »
I will.
I'm still keeping the 400four but I've sold the Kawasaki GPZ500S.
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Re: New bike
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2022, 06:14:56 AM »
Interesting read about your choice of motorcycle Mike - a local dealership Bob MInion who has been a Honda Dealer for many decades has now become a Royal Enfield (RE) & Royal Alloy dealership ditching Honda.

Whenever I have a hospital appointment at the old DRI in Derby I kill time hanging my nose over the R.E.s they look incredible value for money with all the modern features. I saw a selection of Royal Enfields at Stafford Show earlier this year and the only negative thing I observed was the clocks on one model looked to have a slight condensation issue on the inside of the clock faces - not a biggie & fixable.

It was a sobering thought when I realised I could have bought a new RE for what I have spent on my 400/4 - I know that not the way to look at things but wow you get so much for the price - even the 350 seems well reviewed in most road tests.

If I was just 10 years younger I would follow you & buy a RE. The link below scrolls throught the range my local dealership offer. If I came up on ERNIE I would forget about the 10 years younger condition.

Aside from company vehicles I have only ever bought one new vehicle a 1984 Astra 1600 SR (A77DVO) as I could not afford the Astra GTE. All my other many vehicles have been well used ones.

I look forwards to your reports when you take delivery you lucky fella I feel pangs of envy as I imagine your grin as you ride off on the RE.
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Re: New bike
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2022, 10:54:09 AM »
Number Two Daughter recently bought a new car (well new to her) but she had to wait two weeks for the Garage to service & MOT it......their excuse was that it was a Bank Holiday 'hence the delay' !

Whatever happened to 'Customer Service' being King ?

Enjoy your new RE.......it will be interesting to hear what you think when you get your bum on the seat....rather than a Journo who's livelihood depends on writing 'positive' reviews.
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Re: New bike
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2022, 02:37:07 PM »
I've been looking at the Royal Enfield 650 for quite a bit now and am very tempted, saw a 350 at the Raven Classic bike meet, the lady rider really raved about it as well.

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Re: New bike
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2022, 10:14:56 AM »
I've spoken to a few owners at bike meets and they're well spoken of.  The only thing I'd change, for the moment anyway,  is the deplorable looking seat.
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Re: New bike
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2022, 07:45:53 AM »
I’m due to test ride one soon - the first thing I noticed when I sat on one was how uncomfortable the seat was. Still they look great and price is just right too.
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Re: New bike
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2022, 10:28:38 AM »
What colour are you looking?
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Re: New bike
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2022, 09:35:01 PM »
Finally
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Re: New bike
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2022, 10:51:39 PM »
Looks good and they've done a good job in bringing original character (I saw, years ago in a friend's grandfather's shed) a Royal Enfield 700 twin, this one seems to have that shear presence of a significant sized twin captured really well. Bet your pleased with it  :)

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Re: New bike
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2022, 07:37:45 AM »
That's a lovely bike and colour - just in time for the sun!
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Re: New bike
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2022, 10:19:14 AM »
Looks great, I'm severly tempted myself.

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Re: New bike
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2022, 11:14:31 AM »
Tidy! Enjoy. 👍
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Re: New bike
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2022, 11:16:04 AM »
Very nice Mike, enjoy.
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