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post #3496 of 4522
Bradley Cooper on a Thruxton and rocking a sweet Ruby Castel helmet. Ah the things a bottomless bank account can buy...

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post #3497 of 4522

Royal Enfield Continental GT

MSRP:  ~$7500

 

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Engine Type                           Single Cylinder, 4 stroke, Air cooled

Displacement                         535 cc

Maximum Power                     29.1 bhp (21.4 kW) @ 5100 rpm

Maximum Torque                    44 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Ignition System                       Digital Electronic Ignition

Gearbox                                 5 Speed Constant Mesh

Fuel Supply                            Keihin Electronic Fuel Injection

Engine Start                           Electric & Kick

Front Tyre                              100/90-18

Rear Tyre                               130/70-18

 

 

 

Looks like a great beginner bike for those that turn their nose up at "modern" styledbikes.  I can't believe they put a kick starter on it. lol

 

post #3498 of 4522
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Royal Enfield Continental GT
MSRP:  ~$7500

I don't know that I'd try to tour a continent on a cafe - they show them with bags, but where are they putting them/how are they mounting them? For the money, I'd go with a Triumph retro like a Bonnie or Thruxton. This would be tempting if it were midway between Tha Misfit ($3200) and the Bonneville - say $5k or so.
post #3499 of 4522
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I don't know that I'd try to tour a continent on a cafe - they show them with bags, but where are they putting them/how are they mounting them? For the money, I'd go with a Triumph retro like a Bonnie or Thruxton. This would be tempting if it were midway between Tha Misfit ($3200) and the Bonneville - say $5k or so.

Agreed. I was contemplating a RE when I was looking but for the price they're asking (~$8K in Canada) and the cc's you're getting, a Triumph made more sense.
post #3500 of 4522

Panigale 899 was released.  Thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #3501 of 4522
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Panigale 899 was released.  Thoughts?

Nice, but why not just buy a lightly used 1199 or S1000RR?
post #3502 of 4522
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Nice, but why not just buy a lightly used 1199 or S1000RR?

 

For 15k you can buy a base model S1000RR or a ZX10 w/ABS and those are the top dogs nowadays.  That is a lot of money to worry about  Kawi 636s or Daytona 675s.  Hell a GSXR750 would eat it alive and those sell brand new for 10k everyday

post #3503 of 4522
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Nice, but why not just buy a lightly used 1199 or S1000RR?

Barring the Bonneville Salt Flats I don't know if there's anywhere, even on a track, you can come close to harnessing these bikes power. With the 899 you can at least somewhat come close. I mean it is making the power of literbikes from maybe 15 years ago? It easily outpowers a 999 and comes damn close to a 1098 (obv w/o the midrange). Probably appreciably cheaper to run and insure too. This thing's got 2x the power of my bike now, 1199 has got damn near 3. I think this would be enough.

1199's SSSA and LED headlights are pretty damn cool though.
post #3504 of 4522
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Barring the Bonneville Salt Flats I don't know if there's anywhere, even on a track, you can come close to harnessing these bikes power. With the 899 you can at least somewhat come close. I mean it is making the power of literbikes from maybe 15 years ago? It easily outpowers a 999 and comes damn close to a 1098 (obv w/o the midrange). Probably appreciably cheaper to run and insure too. This thing's got 2x the power of my bike now, 1199 has got damn near 3. I think this would be enough.

1199's SSSA and LED headlights are pretty damn cool though.

 

You really need to ride...really ride a literbike.  Might change your outlook

post #3505 of 4522
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You really need to ride...really ride a literbike.  Might change your outlook
Where? Not on the street
post #3506 of 4522

power is addicting

post #3507 of 4522
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Barring the Bonneville Salt Flats I don't know if there's anywhere, even on a track, you can come close to harnessing these bikes power. With the 899 you can at least somewhat come close. I mean it is making the power of literbikes from maybe 15 years ago? It easily outpowers a 999 and comes damn close to a 1098 (obv w/o the midrange). Probably appreciably cheaper to run and insure too. This thing's got 2x the power of my bike now, 1199 has got damn near 3. I think this would be enough.

1199's SSSA and LED headlights are pretty damn cool though.

I think that you can't really dot that to a 600 class bike really either on the street except maybe on the highway. The only bike I ever had pinned to full throttle street riding ever was my Ninja 250. Maybe I am not daring enough.
post #3508 of 4522

I've been full throttle on both a middleweight and a literbike on the street but probably been fastest on my 636 (while running with a pack of literbikes).  It's a surreal experience that I will probably never ever do again...on the street.  I prefer sweeping curves and switchbacks now

post #3509 of 4522
Yea I have taken my 650 up to like 120 on the highway... its boring. I like the twisties way more, and having 3x the HP wouldn't really enhance those.

If I lived near a fast track like Road Atlanta or VIR or something I'd def consider a liter bike one day... but I just have CMP here which is like 2 miles long. Might as well have a go kart
post #3510 of 4522
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