IT'S LIKE LISTENING TO VINYL AGAIN.
Vintage, Retro, Old-School - yeah there's lots of ways to say the same thing. But you won't find any of these words on Royal Enfield's web-site to describe this bike. Maybe they want to distance themsleves from marketing buzz-words but at A&M Motorcycles we think that maybe it's beacuse they don't see this as an "old" machine - and nor do we!
Well, fuel injection is hardly retro is it? Hassle free electric starting is not very righteous either I suppose? Disc brakes (Brembo no less) aren't exactly modern nowadays but they sure ain't Old-School either! (Surely no-one actually misses front drum brakes)
And then there's the ABS to really kick its Old-School credentials firmly in the beautifully sculpted back-end. There's a constant mesh clutch and 12v electrics too, it's all sounding quite well, up-to-date really.
The word "Vintage" has got to go too beacuse this is a brand new machine, built to modern standards and tolerances and fully Euro4 compliant. So there's full manufacturer's warranty too.
So I suppose we're just talking about its looks then, yeah it's got a classic design but I prefer that to a cynical re-hash of an old favourite (Depp in the Chocolate Factory anyone?).
And maybe the price is a bit old fashioned....just over £5k on the road!
Well, retro me sideways!
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