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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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    Thanks for the reply man! Will surely book her as soon as I can. It will be exclusively for getaways!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zma10 View Post
    Thanks for the reply man! Will surely book her as soon as I can. It will be exclusively for getaways!

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    Karthik
    Welcome friend and I see you had 1994 Bullet standard Now you are no novice to this Bullet world then why worry at all That too considering the fact you had CI Bullet which are way too more maintenance demanding bikes than this adorable UCE babies

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    Quote Originally Posted by gyan_recl350 View Post
    Welcome friend and I see you had 1994 Bullet standard Now you are no novice to this Bullet world then why worry at all That too considering the fact you had CI Bullet which are way too more maintenance demanding bikes than this adorable UCE babies
    Yeah man.. One year of "vanavasa" from rides, parties and trouble free city rides. I had sold my CBZ to buy this '94 bullet.

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    Yeah man.. One year of "vanavasa" from rides, parties and trouble free city rides. I had sold my CBZ to buy this '94 bullet.

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    Then why did you sell the Bullet? Which bike you ride now

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    Then why did you sell the Bullet? Which bike you ride now

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    I sold the Bullet in 2007. Back then, there was less "hype" about this machine in Bangalore- You must already know that. I had serious issues with the bike, with regards to starting, electicals, valve settin etc. and I failed to get a good mechanic to work on this. As I was nearing around a year of buying it, sometimes I was pushing the bike to crank start it. I had enough of it and sold it. Also, I couldn't sustain it back then since i was a student and was surviving on pocket money. LOL.

    Now I ride a Karizma and am pretty much happy with it. But, sometimes feel the need for extra power when I am touring with my wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zma10 View Post
    I sold the Bullet in 2007. Back then, there was less "hype" about this machine in Bangalore- You must already know that. I had serious issues with the bike, with regards to starting, electicals, valve settin etc. and I failed to get a good mechanic to work on this. As I was nearing around a year of buying it, sometimes I was pushing the bike to crank start it. I had enough of it and sold it. Also, I couldn't sustain it back then since i was a student and was surviving on pocket money. LOL.

    Now I ride a Karizma and am pretty much happy with it. But, sometimes feel the need for extra power when I am touring with my wife.

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    Haa haa yes I got it completely. Now the CI Bullets are getting sold at prices which would make even the latest technogically loaded powerful bikes run for their money. The Bullet craze is on kind of all time high and CI being not in production anymore already got the vintage status. A Bullet mechanic near my area had 1960 model and was asking 2.6 lakhs for it

    One question, why you are considering only standard 500 and not classic 500?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gyan_recl350 View Post
    Haa haa yes I got it completely. Now the CI Bullets are getting sold at prices which would make even the latest technogically loaded powerful bikes run for their money. The Bullet craze is on kind of all time high and CI being not in production anymore already got the vintage status. A Bullet mechanic near my area had 1960 model and was asking 2.6 lakhs for it

    One question, why you are considering only standard 500 and not classic 500?
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    Yeah I know.. A completely run down bullet costs a lakh of rupees almost. I am considering the Classic Chrome 500 the other models are really common i feel
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    1994 Rx-100 (Sold)
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    2015 Unicorn 160

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    Quote Originally Posted by zma10 View Post
    Yeah I know.. A completely run down bullet costs a lakh of rupees almost. I am considering the Classic Chrome 500 the other models are really common i feel
    Hmm.. RE is going to launch cafe racer in a month or two. You can check that as well

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    Default Re: Enfield Bullet 500

    even i have been using a re bullet electra for a period of little over 1 year done about 9k on the odo

    no major issues till date

    but i agree build quality and fit and finish is very poor,for instance my fuel tank is loaded with scratches even a slightest touch of metal scratches it(i kept my helmet on it for a min it got scratches)
    paint quality is poor ,rust is not a problem in rajasthan
    electrical tend to fail ...etc etc

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    Default Re: Enfield Bullet 500

    One question, why you are considering only standard 500 and not classic 500?



    Well for me the bullet is best in its Standard class. The Classic looks good, but when you imagine that on Indian roads, I would tend to incline towards the Standard. Per me, The Classic would look and feel great to drive on pothole less European roads. For us Indians, we need some thing sturdy, something that looks and feel strong. Something with a "Ram-Rod" seating composure, wherein the feeling is :- Going thug thug thug thug thug... with no care of what so ever...

    At least I believe in the above ...
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