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    Default Re: Enfield Diesel!

    Quote Originally Posted by leech View Post
    I live 100 kms from Ooty, The distance isn't much of an issue, it's language. I know only a bit of Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi. English is the only one I know properly.
    Sorry O.T

    I am very much interested to learn about Diesel bullets inside out, and when the time is right, get my own mini locomotive. Do share the details of the shop, along with address by P.M.
    I live 100 kms from Ooty, where?
    English is the only one I know properly. Quite Interesting, what is your mother tongue?

    why in earth you need a diesel engine on a rattling bull?, standard 350 petrol bullet gives enough torque and fuel efficiency, why this much hassle, when you can buy a legal petrol UCE model and maintain it easily?
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    @fullmoon, well, since you seem to be bursting to know why I'm keen on picking one up, I'll explain here, rather than on the CBR250 thread.

    Point one : the CBR250 can't live for ever. Currently it's the Queen in the garage, but at the end of 5 years, when parts are scarce, the bike would be grounded until the parts arrive in the shop. I can use the Diesel then.

    Point two : A well maintained Diesel Bullet doesn't rattle; it has a low booming sound. It's note is deeper than a petrol, no need of those annoying aftermarket exhausts that just irritate the public.

    Point three : I just love the purely physical contraption that it is. No starter, no battery needed, spares available at every Greaves service store. It doesn't even need a key to start. This means the bike can last 10+ years easily.

    Point four : The mileage of 80 kmpl means I can do my chores on this bike. Less wear and tear on CBR means the CBR lasts longer. Money saved there. Also, if I do get my hands on a sbk, I would be unable to park it safely anywhere due to the crowds it will gather. Enter the diesel, a bike not many would be able to start, let alone steal. Petrol bullets have worse mileage than my CBR, no money saved there. A good diesel Bullet will cost around ₹60-70k, give off less smoke and will have the RC endorsement as well as a fitness certificate which will legalize it in the eyes of the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leech View Post
    @fullmoon, well, since you seem to be bursting to know why I'm keen on picking one up, I'll explain here, rather than on the CBR250 thread.
    @leech, Point one : when parts are scarce, the CBR bike would be grounded until the parts arrive in the shop. I can use the Diesel then.
    Point taken...

    Point four : A good diesel Bullet will cost around ₹60-70k, give off less smoke and will have the RC endorsement as well as a fitness certificate which will legalize it in the eyes of the law.

    Is Insurance possible for the Greaves Engine customised bullet? As you said if RC, Insuranmce, FC is possible, I am also interested to have one in future...

    it's just my interest as a well wisher, I entered in the discussion voluntarily. Well if you feel I am intruding much, I would stop here.
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    @fullmoon The purpose of this forum is to share knowledge, my friend. Nobody knows everything, and Xbhp gave me the courage to buy a CBR 250 as my first bike. I'm glad to share information to the community and help others anytime.

    About the insurance, most owners who use the bike and care for it will pay insurance year after year. I will not recommend touching a Diesel Bullet with no insurance, or insurance lapsed. It's a bit of a headache getting insurance for these vintage bikes, so once it lapses, you will have to cough up double the cash and sweetalk the insurance guy to get your bike done, I'm told. The Fitness Certificate will lapse every 5 years, so you have to spend around ₹1-2k (through agent) to keep the bike legal.


    About buying one, financially, it makes sense to me. If well kept, your neighbors would forgive you the sound, once you explain its a vintage vehicle. Fit in alloy wheels and tubeless tyres, and you can do 500 kms trips in ₹400. Not to mention the "thug life" moments when you pull up to a busy petrol pump and fill up Diesel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leech View Post
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    Not to mention the "thug life" moments when you pull up to a busy petrol pump and fill up Diesel.


    No leech, my doubt was whether there is any insurance for custom engine bikes likes greaves cotton engine bullet? If there is... ok, well and good... congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by leech View Post
    @fullmoon The purpose of this forum is to share knowledge, my friend. Nobody knows everything, and Xbhp gave me the courage to buy a CBR 250 as my first bike. I'm glad to share information to the community and help others anytime.

    About the insurance, most owners who use the bike and care for it will pay insurance year after year. I will not recommend touching a Diesel Bullet with no insurance, or insurance lapsed. It's a bit of a headache getting insurance for these vintage bikes, so once it lapses, you will have to cough up double the cash and sweetalk the insurance guy to get your bike done, I'm told. The Fitness Certificate will lapse every 5 years, so you have to spend around ₹1-2k (through agent) to keep the bike legal.


    About buying one, financially, it makes sense to me. If well kept, your neighbors would forgive you the sound, once you explain its a vintage vehicle. Fit in alloy wheels and tubeless tyres, and you can do 500 kms trips in ₹400. Not to mention the "thug life" moments when you pull up to a busy petrol pump and fill up Diesel.
    have you bought one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leech View Post
    @fullmoon The purpose of this forum is to share knowledge, my friend. Nobody knows everything, and Xbhp gave me the courage to buy a CBR 250 as my first bike. I'm glad to share information to the community and help others anytime.

    About the insurance, most owners who use the bike and care for it will pay insurance year after year. I will not recommend touching a Diesel Bullet with no insurance, or insurance lapsed. It's a bit of a headache getting insurance for these vintage bikes, so once it lapses, you will have to cough up double the cash and sweetalk the insurance guy to get your bike done, I'm told. The Fitness Certificate will lapse every 5 years, so you have to spend around ₹1-2k (through agent) to keep the bike legal.


    About buying one, financially, it makes sense to me. If well kept, your neighbors would forgive you the sound, once you explain its a vintage vehicle. Fit in alloy wheels and tubeless tyres, and you can do 500 kms trips in ₹400. Not to mention the "thug life" moments when you pull up to a busy petrol pump and fill up Diesel.
    Hey, I saw one at the RE Showroom in Chennai. They have a separate showroom for used vehicles and one of it is a Diesel Bullet. The showroom is Sri Venkateswara Bike Zone - Royal Enfield - 082200 00536

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    @arunviswes

    Thanks, although I've dropped the idea of buying one as of this year. Doesn't make financial sense. Spending 60,000 to save 8,000 in fuel bills per year. It would take more than 10 years to beat the return given by an F.D at 8% compounded yearly.

    Plus The Monk has planted the seed of road cycling in my head.

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