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BunduBasher

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http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/custom_trials.html

And this is an 04 model.

I have this hankering to get an old style bike, and am torn between the Russian built 650cc BMW based machine, and the 500cc Indian Built Royal Enfield - both are classic bikes, and have remained unchanged in design since the fifties. I want one with a side car !

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/custom_whitesidecar1.html

I like the idea of the BMW boxer based URAL, and this bike looks way cool

http://www.imz-ural.com/index.html

http://www.sportriders.com/Articles_Dave/ural/index.cfm
 
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There is a place down the road from me that sells Enfields. Definetly and old style bike :)
 

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I think that you will enjoy the "hankering for" a whole lot more than the "owning of" these bikes.

A newer looking, shiny POS is still a POS.

But don't let me put you off. :laugh:
 

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Yep, stupid Americans like Kiwi, never understand the true classics!! :) ;)
 

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Hammers and axes are classic, Urinals are POS.

You'd be as competitive on a wheel barrow and it would be more reliable.
 

BunduBasher

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I wonder if they'd allow this in the vintage class ?! ;)

Hey Kiwi - it's an open class bike NO :yeehaw:
 
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Yeah Kiwi but would you look half as cool on the start line......and with an old pudding bowl helmet....fat!!!!
 

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Put me in the "I don't get it" column. :) Sure a true classic is most certainly a cool thing, but buying a BRAND NEW bike just to have old out-dated technologies? I say go get a wheel barrow. :laugh:

Then again, can I get one complete with sidecar and machine gun mounted atop the sidecar? :thumb: We could have a new event at DW'04
 

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Originally posted by Green Horn
can I get one complete with sidecar and machine gun mounted atop the sidecar? :thumb: We could have a new event at DW'04
They have a British Army replica available with side car - just need to add your gattling gun !!

Green Horn, this bike is like the Russian Ural, it has remained unchanged since 1955 - this is not a replica, it is the same bike they have been making the past 50 years. When the Brits could not keep up with demand for bikes for the Indian Army, they built a factory in India. These bikes are the same as they were in 1955 - pretty cool if you ask me :)

http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/roadtests/123_0010_enfield/index.html
 
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Green Horn

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Right!! I understand that it's an unchanged bike. This is why I personally wouldn't want one. Just a new bike with old looks. I am impressed with classics that someone has either taken care of or has taken the time to restore. That's what it takes to impress me. :) To think where a 30-40 yr old bike has been...how many trails it's seen. That's what makes vintage/ classic stuff cool in my book. :)
 

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IMO if you must have a sidecar the Ural is the one to go for, I think they were designed with that in mind, the Enfield will struggle a bit with the extra wheel mainly due to the shorter wheelbase, and in any case it would be a waste of what is basically a good design for a solo machine. Best thing is to have both, or mabe a new Ural and look for a Royal Enfield Bullet 350 trials model, which wouldn't lose much on power, looks cool and is fun to ride off road.
 

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I think that rifle was a Lee Enfield, probably made by the same company, in the same way as BSA made armaments. ( British Small Arms ). Royal Enfields from the UK go chug-chug-chug, Enfields from India go bud-bud-bud.