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    Quote Originally Posted by gyan_recl350 View Post
    The Bull looks so macho like always. You said they had put the short bottle silencer, now RE does not make any silencer apart from stock one and up-swept one so was that an aftermarket silencer and did you feel the thump a little more prominent as Bullet 500 is 200 RPM less reviving engine that other 500 REs.

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    Well I was informed by the attendant that they have swapped the silencers to make the sound more prominent and that they have fitted the SB Silencer. The thump offcourse was more prominent than the RE 500 and 350s that I have seen plying the streets. The pickup, I felt, was a bit tuned to the higher end.

    With regards to the switch quality, I will have to check again more closely, but first impression was not too bad. One thing that I observed is that the head light comes with a shade, and that the screw seats rights at the top. Does not look good at all . See picture below.
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    i am bit dissapointed with the build quality of parts at RE prices there is room for improvement i cant understand why they are not improving quality on such small things which matter...
    btw no fuel gauge on this bike????
    people used to without fuel gauge might be comfortable but hona chaye tha.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majumdarda View Post
    Well I was informed by the attendant that they have swapped the silencers to make the sound more prominent and that they have fitted the SB Silencer. The thump offcourse was more prominent than the RE 500 and 350s that I have seen plying the streets. The pickup, I felt, was a bit tuned to the higher end.
    That must have defenitly been aftermarket short bottle, next time you visit just ask them about it the odo looks good, it has a shade of green which looks really beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majumdarda View Post
    The pickup, I felt, was a bit tuned to the higher end.
    Any speculation on the waiting period?
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    Quote Originally Posted by petrolhead_chn View Post
    Any speculation on the waiting period?
    Just had a word with Brahma Motors and were informed that the waiting period may be around 2 months. I enquired that do I need to wait that long as I have already booked months in advance. To that, the response was "we can get it early, but cannot promise anything now".

    Yesterday they have confirmed me about the on road price. So today I was expecting the e-mail with the quotation. But I was informed that they are again looking at the price factor and will send me the quotation soon.

    Can the Quotation change in one day? I do not think so ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majumdarda View Post
    Can the Quotation change in one day? I do not think so ...
    "The quotation is directly proportional to your excitment exhibited at the showroom. "

    Try sourcing the prices from few more dealers around even if they are far and just drop them accidently in front of the sales guy with whom you are communicating . Then probably the quotation may not change for any number of days.
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    Hello Guys,

    I might finalize on this bike and might pick it up mid next year. However, reliability and rideability (on long rides) is something that owners have to mention. Can someone please throw some light on the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zma10 View Post
    Hello Guys,

    I might finalize on this bike and might pick it up mid next year. However, reliability and rideability (on long rides) is something that owners have to mention. Can someone please throw some light on the same?

    Cheers,

    Karthik
    Go for it man, this reliabilty issue is more of a hype than complete reality. The new UCE engines are very reliably and there are people around who has completed 80K+ on it. What major issues one can have friend? Small issues like brake showe change or may be sometime some loose electrical that too not necessarily are all these issues to ne worried about. People have just created hype and hoopla about REs reliabilty. No major issues or if little bit of care is taken then no issues also. Old CI bullets were indeed high maintenance bikes but if taken care nicely they also are not prone to breakdown as how many has portrayed. Go for it, Bullet is sheer pleasure and highly addictive bike, ride quality and feel is just unmatched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gyan_recl350 View Post
    Go for it man, this reliabilty issue is more of a hype than complete reality. The new UCE engines are very reliably and there are people around who has completed 80K+ on it. What major issues one can have friend? Small issues like brake showe change or may be sometime some loose electrical that too not necessarily are all these issues to ne worried about. People have just created hype and hoopla about REs reliabilty. No major issues or if little bit of care is taken then no issues also. Old CI bullets were indeed high maintenance bikes but if taken care nicely they also are not prone to breakdown as how many has portrayed. Go for it, Bullet is sheer pleasure and highly addictive bike, ride quality and feel is just unmatched.

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    I completely agree to this. Offcourse one has to take care, but it is a bullet, one should feel proud as well. After all you are going to be a part of a legacy.

    I need one help from you all :-

    My seller tells me that RE has not officially given the "go ahead" to sell the Bullet 500 over here in Pune. At the moment they can only display and give test rides to interested buyers. Therefore they cannot give me the official Onroad Quotation.

    Can this be true? I tried to contact the Area Sales Manager for the Pune location, but unfortunately he is no more with RE.
    Does any of you have any contact number of the Area Sales Manager?
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    Absolutely no idea regarding your query

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