Proper bikes?

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Proper bikes?

Post by Zombie Master » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:29 pm

After months of speculation, Royal Enfield have finally revealed not one, but two new models powered by an all new 650cc parallel twin engine. Those two bikes are the café racer Continental GT and the more upright Interceptor.

The all new engine - which we initially believed to have a capacity of 750cc - features a single piece forged crank with a 270º firing order to give the engine a character and sound more akin to a V-twin. fuel injection is provided by electronic gurus Bosch.
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Re: Proper bikes?

Post by melville » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:59 pm

Nice! The cycleparts look great. The motor too, but for some odd proportions. The cylinder barrel looks to be a bit to the rear of the cases. I presume there's a balance shaft in front of the crank.

The guard over the rear brake MC looks a bit tacky. I'm not sure why they couldn't tuck it out of harm's way to obviate the need for a guard.
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Re: Proper bikes?

Post by Sibbo » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:40 am

A 270 degree crank? A good start !
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Re: Proper bikes?

Post by dougie » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:15 am

They look bulky and heavy.
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Re: Proper bikes?

Post by Zombie Master » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:36 pm

dougie wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:15 am
They look bulky and heavy.
And the new Triumphs look even bulkier and are no doubt heavier. Wish Kawasaki would bring back the W.
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Re: Proper bikes?

Post by dougie » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:15 pm

Zombie Master wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:36 pm
dougie wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:15 am
They look bulky and heavy.
And the new Triumphs look even bulkier and are no doubt heavier. Wish Kawasaki would bring back the W.
Wish I hadn't sold mine. :cry:
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Re: Proper bikes?

Post by Sibbo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:56 am

Is the gearbox unit with the engine ?
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Re: Proper bikes?

Post by Zombie Master » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:00 am

Sibbo wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:56 am
Is the gearbox unit with the engine ?
Probably, but a good question.
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Re: Proper bikes?

Post by Wobbly » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:38 pm

This is going to be interesting !
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Re: Proper bikes?

Post by Zombie Master » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:27 pm

Wobbly wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:38 pm
This is going to be interesting !
How? :geek:
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