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Old 07-11-2018, 07:08 PM   #1
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Calling all Royal Enfield owners

I saw a Battle Green Royal Enfield in Santa Clara. I wonder how many are there in the Bay Area. Wouldn't mind doing a group ride and exchange some notes about parts and maintenance.
Here's mine

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Old 07-11-2018, 09:57 PM   #2
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I've not seen an Enfield on the road here, but saw a few in the UK and a friend owned one, which I rode a bit. This was in 2003 or so when Enfield first started exporting them out of India. Enfield had a fairly good sized display at one of the big Brit bikes shows I attended. (makes look SO pathetic). Even back then there were at least
5 different models available. very cool.

Your bike is a beauty. Has that classic vintage look, more convincing to me than
most modern Triumphs.

I guess Enfield was sort of reformed or reorganized a few years back and now there are dealers here and the bikes have been upgraded, from what I hear. I don't follow closely. Must be a few out there?

Does yours have F.I.?

I always thought of renting one and going around India. Lots of riders have done this, but now lots of other bikes around to rent. Not sure I'm brave enough now.

Good luck putting together a rally! Sounds like fun!

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Old 07-11-2018, 10:11 PM   #3
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I've not seen an Enfield on the road here, but saw a few in the UK and a friend owned one, which I rode a bit. This was in 2003 or so when Enfield first started exporting them out of India. Enfield had a fairly good sized display at one of the big Brit bikes shows I attended. (makes look SO pathetic). Even back then there were at least
5 different models available. very cool.

Your bike is a beauty. Has that classic vintage look, more convincing to me than
most modern Triumphs.

I guess Enfield was sort of reformed or reorganized a few years back and now there are dealers here and the bikes have been upgraded, from what I hear. I don't follow closely. Must be a few out there?

Does yours have F.I.?

I always thought of renting one and going around India. Lots of riders have done this, but now lots of other bikes around to rent. Not sure I'm brave enough now.

Good luck putting together a rally! Sounds like fun!
Yes, they put in EFI, front disc brakes and electronic ignition a few years ago. The build quality for these exports seem to be better that what Iíve ridden and owned in India. For adventure in India this is the only one that you should rent. Easy to fix by the roadside.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:26 AM   #5
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The last Royal Enfeld that was posted up here was a guy who knocked over someone else's bike and dodged responsibility.
I wonder what ever came of that??
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The last Royal Enfeld that was posted up here was a guy who knocked over someone else's bike and dodged responsibility.
I wonder what ever came of that??
I swear I didnít do it.
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I always thought they were a cool brand. I know Fremont Kawasaki sold em in the past.
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I saw a Battle Green Royal Enfield in Santa Clara. I wonder how many are there in the Bay Area. Wouldn't mind doing a group ride and exchange some notes about parts and maintenance.
Here's mine

Very nice looking bike.

I'm sure it draws a lot of attention at every stop.

What bikes have you owned prior and how does it perform?

I'm guessing it is perfect for mild cruising type riding, not something designed to push limits on which is fine.
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I always thought they were a cool brand. I know Fremont Kawasaki sold em in the past.
Still do.
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Very nice looking bike.

I'm sure it draws a lot of attention at every stop.

What bikes have you owned prior and how does it perform?

I'm guessing it is perfect for mild cruising type riding, not something designed to push limits on which is fine.
It does draw attention at every stop. That is exactly why I got this and in retro-candy color.

I currently have and ride regularly K12S, Speed Triple, R12GS, 1098S and a MG V7 Racer.

The Enfield is not for riding above 70 mph for prolonged periods of time. The vibration will make everything numb. Also it won't stop as quickly from 70 mph in an emergency. It is lightweight (its considered super heavy in India) and gives 75+ mpg (considered a gas guzzler in India).

So its perfect for enjoying the scenery on SC hills or heading to Sbux/Alice's etc.
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What do you prefer for short errands and light cruising, the Guzzi or the Enfield?
I might want to get my dad on one.
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I know someone with one. It's an interesting little bike. Completely gutless. Shit suspension. Yet, somehow incredibly fun. I had a great time riding it for 30 minutes or so.
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What do you prefer for short errands and light cruising, the Guzzi or the Enfield?
I might want to get my dad on one.
Errands happen on the R12GS due to the massive bags.

Guzzi is getting a little less love since I got the Enfield. So many girlfriends... which one to choose
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I know someone with one. It's an interesting little bike. Completely gutless. Shit suspension. Yet, somehow incredibly fun. I had a great time riding it for 30 minutes or so.
You have to take it as a 1945 motorcycle. Polar opposite to any 21st century sportbike. Thats the whole fun part.
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