Bullet Sports and T5 come at bargain prices
ROYAL ENFIELD has launched two new versions of its Bullet Classic 500 to hark back to days long past – and it's also offering kits to convert existing Classic 500s into the same spec for minimal cost.
First up is the Bullet Sports. Inspired (apparently) by the Crusader Sports of 1959, it gets drop bars and a Gold Star style silencer, plus a fly screen and bar-end-mounted mirrors. New, the bike costs £5,595 - £300 more than the base Classic Chrome – or you can buy all the bits for £353.95.
Better still is the T5. No, not an early Terminator model, it's Enfield's take on the currently popular matte-green faux-military look. Yep, Ducati, Triumph and Moto Guzzi have all done it already, but the Enfield actually looks like it's dropped straight out of a WW2 movie thanks to real 1940s technology. Compared to the stock Classic Battle Green, it gets Continental Twinduro rubber, braced handlebars and an alloy bash plate. All in, it's only £5,395, or get the bits alone for £251.
Not a bad way to transform a bike for minimal outlay.
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Love the concept unfortunatly compliance with euro 3 is a retrograde step, at least for using unit engine and box where a lot of fun could be had adding things like a diesel just for an example of how these euro gestapo are slowly destroyin our hobby and controllin our lives, on the basis of some spurious safety arguement which ensures corperate monopoly, and leads to lives lost while the distractions flourish
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Posted: 15/12/2012 at 21:08
A pile o' shite at a stupid price. Why buy technology of half a century ago? Or why not pay the prices of the 1950s?
Posted: 17/12/2012 at 00:36
I suppose you,ve got a high tech chinese scooter then?
Posted: 17/12/2012 at 16:43
I own a couple of classic Moto Guzzis and I visit Haywards in Cambridge who are also Enfield dealers. I love classic bikes but just don`t get the modern Enfields at all. The Fury model looks like it was concocted in somebodies garage with a few parts bought off ebay.
Why anybody would wish to own a bike in pseudo military livery is beyond me although I also cannot see the attraction of battle re-enactments etc so I guess there is probably a VERY limited market for such things amongst bearded ale drinkers who are single
I can understand the Hinckley Bonneville and Moto Guzzi V7 Classic thing as they are bikes that, although attractively retro looking, are useable on our modern roads as they are modern bikes that are retro. Enfields are just new old bikes (I don`t believe the fuel injection or electric start change this)
On paper the big positive for Enfields is their economy however I do not doubt that many bikes would obtain similar figures if kept to the same speeds.
If you check out Enfield that are for sale/recently sold on ebay you will see that the majority have averaged approximately 1000 miles a year. There can be several explanations for this;-
Their owners bought them as ornaments
Their owners daren`t take them on long trips
They spend a lot of time off the road being fixed
Their owners own more than one bike and always find an excuse to use their other bike/s.
I supect the last one is quite common.
Posted: 17/12/2012 at 21:22
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