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Thread: To bullet or not to bullet? (An enfield hater's dilemma whether to take the plunge)

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    Default To bullet or not to bullet? (An enfield hater's dilemma whether to take the plunge)

    Now, I have never been a buleeteer, and have spent the last 15 years of my life loathing them like hell.


    But this deal which I have been offered has made me stop, stand and take notice, and then re-question my hatred towards the brand.


    Needless to say, it is too good to be true, and even if I buy it and then sell a year on, I will hardly lose any money on it.



    And now as for a little life history of the bike.

    The bike was given in 2009 to a guy as dowry.
    He run it for about 7500 km.
    That poor soul found it too heavy and then sold it to my friend for 75K, who ran it for a further 6500 km.
    Now my friend has got admission in a college far away and wants to sell off the bike.

    And I have been offered a wonderful deal of 50K.

    So should I, or should I not?

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    These are the kind of traps that people fall in and hate themselves for life. Frank advice, if you have a 150cc bike right now, please do not buy an RE 350. It is NOT an upgrade over a modern plastic 150. I repeat... It is NOT an upgrade. Its only utility is that it can be used as a workhorse which will not get much bogged down if you load it up with 2 people and their 2 week luggage. As a daily ride, it is as good (or as bad) as a 150 with lower FE and higher maintenance. The only reason I find compelling enough to buy an RE is if it is a 500. That way you at least have performance on your side to justify the purchase.

    This is as straightforward as it gets. The RE fans and lovers will shoot me in the head for saying this but this is my Frank opinion as a 'Plastic Bike' owner.
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    If you dislike a particular motorcycle brand so much, then it just doesn't make sense to buy one. Heck, don't even it take it if its free.

    A motorcycle needs to be loved, when your bike starts giving trouble, only your love for it will keep you and her going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperRetard View Post
    Now, I have never been a buleeteer, and have spent the last 15 years of my life loathing them like hell.


    But this deal which I have been offered has made me stop, stand and take notice, and then re-question my hatred towards the brand.


    Needless to say, it is too good to be true, and even if I buy it and then sell a year on, I will hardly lose any money on it.



    And now as for a little life history of the bike.

    The bike was given in 2009 to a guy as dowry.
    He run it for about 7500 km.
    That poor soul found it too heavy and then sold it to my friend for 75K, who ran it for a further 6500 km.
    Now my friend has got admission in a college far away and wants to sell off the bike.

    And I have been offered a wonderful deal of 50K.

    So should I, or should I not?
    If you've hated them all your life..then you shouldnt take it even if it were for free... moreover whats so great about that deal? 50k for a 3 year old third hand bike (two out of which havent used it much though, but that makes me question the upkeep of the bike even more)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperRetard View Post
    Now, I have never been a buleeteer, and have spent the last 15 years of my life loathing them like hell.
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    I have been offered a wonderful deal of 50K.

    So should I, or should I not?
    No, you should not!
    A 3 year old bike, 14K kms run/abused/thrashed (who knows?).
    It'll demand maintenance all the more as it has covered 10+K kms.

    [Bulleteers, pls don't kill me for the above comment, but this is what I have seen personally.]
    Since you never liked the bull, you shouldn't buy it at any mouth watering price you may be offered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperRetard View Post
    Now, I have never been a buleeteer, and have spent the last 15 years of my life loathing them like hell.
    But this deal which I have been offered has made me stop, stand and take notice, and then re-question my hatred towards the brand.
    Needless to say, it is too good to be true, and even if I buy it and then sell a year on, I will hardly lose any money on it.
    And now as for a little life history of the bike.
    The bike was given in 2009 to a guy as dowry.
    He run it for about 7500 km.
    That poor soul found it too heavy and then sold it to my friend for 75K, who ran it for a further 6500 km.
    Now my friend has got admission in a college far away and wants to sell off the bike.
    And I have been offered a wonderful deal of 50K.
    So should I, or should I not?
    don't mind But let me laugh a bit !! lol.....

    What kind of deal are you taking about?? deal would be for a Re lover(if it's a CL350) not for you in anyways!!! A person wants to buy a product just because he is offered a 2009 modle 350cc bike from RE by someone for 50k!!! where's the deal for you??? i don't see it.

    I guess you have heard this "deal fantasy only from a RE lover" But why would you buy a product which you hated for last 15 yreas?? just becuase it's for 50k ?? If you were a RE lover then it's a different thing but you ain't!! and top of it, are you sure that RE is in best condition not in bad/worse line??

    RE needs a patience to ride and maintain. This is a best bike if you just wnat to ride to feel teh comfort and ride!! !Better than any Palstic Bike"

    Now a days RE UCE engines are nice and with little maintenance!! But RE designs are not up to mark for speed or handling!!

    For you it's a "BIG NO" because a small maintenance will be like a big problem for you, coz you will see it in bad view on RE, as you a RE hater!!

    Deal is only for old thump REs which were in old past 1980's not after that. RE lovers hunt for these bikes not the UCE bikes!!

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    If you've hated them all your life..then you shouldnt take it even if it were for free... moreover whats so great about that deal? 50k for a 3 year old third hand bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    No, you should not!
    Since you never liked the bull, you shouldn't buy it at any mouth watering price you may be offered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antz.bin View Post
    Thread Approved if you have a 150cc bike right now, please do not buy an RE 350. It is NOT an upgrade over a modern plastic 150. I repeat... It is NOT an upgrade. Its only utility is that it can be used as a workhorse which will not get much bogged down if you load it up with 2 people and their 2 week luggage. As a daily ride, it is as good (or as bad) as a 150 with lower FE and higher maintenance.
    Being frank this is the most funny and kiddish thing I have ever read on xbhp... I am not bashing you your comment is actually bashable... how can you compare the pleasure of riding a bullet with a plastic toy ??

    I agree you may get similar speeds but Its like telling a person that a fisherprice plastic cycle is same as of atlas iron one... a Royal enfield is actually the royal feeling of riding while most of the japenese 150 cc bikes are just good for commuting... which you can do by bus or auto too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovish View Post
    Being frank this is the most funny and kiddish thing I have ever read on xbhp... I am not bashing you your comment is actually bashable... how can you compare the pleasure of riding a bullet with a plastic toy ??

    I agree you may get similar speeds but Its like telling a person that a fisherprice plastic cycle is same as of atlas iron one... a Royal enfield is actually the royal feeling of riding while most of the japenese 150 cc bikes are just good for commuting... which you can do by bus or auto too..
    And I respect your opinion even though it is different from my own. But my 220cc fisher price cycle is a better performer on the road than a 350cc battle tank when I ride it, and I enjoy that feeling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovish View Post
    Being frank this is the most funny and kiddish thing I have ever read on xbhp... I am not bashing you your comment is actually bashable... how can you compare the pleasure of riding a bullet with a plastic toy ??

    I agree you may get similar speeds but Its like telling a person that a fisherprice plastic cycle is same as of atlas iron one... a Royal enfield is actually the royal feeling of riding while most of the japenese 150 cc bikes are just good for commuting... which you can do by bus or auto too..
    I agree with Antz point of view too, the 350 has nothing good to offer compared with todays 150cc plastic bikes. I see you own a 350 so not surprised with your anger
    I had a 350 at my disposal for 2months and apart from effortless 80kmph cruising, it couldnt offer anything more at all, the 500 is lot lot better. So, if you are going for an RE then it has to be 500 else no use of buying a 350. At 100 kmph the vibrations are more than 150cc bikes, the mileage i was getting was around 36-40kmpl which is lesser even compared to my current 220, so apart from the thumping sound, i absolutely didnt enjoy the bullet at all. Sorry for being frank again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HyperRetard View Post
    And I have been offered a wonderful deal of 50K.

    So should I, or should I not?
    I went through this exact same thing a while back. The plan was to upgrade from my existing P150, and the 2 options were a new "jap bike", or a "good deal" on an older bullet. Again, being someone who doesn't get the "feel" or "royalty" of an Enfield, I ruled out the bullet, and I'm probably getting a CBR soon. My advice - if you're not an RE person, don't be tempted.

    Quote Originally Posted by lovish View Post
    Being frank this is the most funny and kiddish thing I have ever read on xbhp... I am not bashing you your comment is actually bashable... how can you compare the pleasure of riding a bullet with a plastic toy ??

    I agree you may get similar speeds but Its like telling a person that a fisherprice plastic cycle is same as of atlas iron one... a Royal enfield is actually the royal feeling of riding while most of the japenese 150 cc bikes are just good for commuting... which you can do by bus or auto too..

    IMO all of us are commuters mostly and riders rarely. And the happiness and joy of riding the bike doesn't depend too much on what bike it is. Of course, I admire an RE for its amazing torque and load taking capabilities, but to say that "most japanese 150 cc bikes are just good for commuting" would be a little foolhardy. I've had my P150 for 7 years and 70,000 kms now, and its seen its fair share of tours. Never once has it let me down, both in terms of speed, and reliablility.
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