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 Post subject: Re: Royal Enfield
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:32 pm 
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Nutah wrote:
cx500 was one of the dispatch riders favourites
& now popular with hipster youth

Very popular with dispatchers...which just goes to show how reliable they were.
Onda...had the market sussed till Sackacrapy came out with the GT range
OMG...I just remembered Onda came out with a CX500 custom :rotfl:

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 Post subject: Re: Royal Enfield
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:03 pm 
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and a turbo version too


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 Post subject: Re: Royal Enfield
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:15 pm 
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Nutah wrote:
and a turbo version too

Jesus :roll: i forgot about that :rotfl:

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 Post subject: Re: Royal Enfield
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:19 pm 
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Then the CX500 ‘obrut’ lOl then the CX650 (much better bet ;) ).

Does anyone remember Suzuki’s VX800? Druid leader and King Arthur reincarnate lOl used to hack around The West Country on a ratty example! He’s actually a good chap who doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously. Maybe it just helps his cause. ;)

In the 80s l was already looking for a Buell type bike. My TR1 had many good points, but was a bit of a barge and had terminal issues. :roll: I actually made a photo montage of an Intruder V motor shoehorned into an XJ600 chassis and bodywork and posted it to a magazine. A few years later the VX with an 805 cc V-twin appeared. Not making any claims. ;)

I duly booked a test ride of the new Suzuki. The motor was nice if a bit tame and the bike looked very pretty in burgundy metallic. Sadly the chassis was a bit of a let down. The oversoft forks oscillated up and down making me feel a bit queasy and l couldn’t get over the silly raked out front end and slightly odd riding position. It was pants compared with my comfy TR1. I would also have to have cut off the steering head and weld it back on to the correct angle to feel right with it. roll:

I think sales bombed here and stocks were eventually sold off cheap, but by then l had other priorities. :sad1:


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 Post subject: Re: Royal Enfield
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:46 pm 
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Oh! I thought l should mention; if the VX800 does fit your frame and style watch out for US and grey imports. The US model had the split crank pins set at 90 or was it 45 degrees to suit lower speeds and low end stomp preferred in that market. European models had pins set at 75 degrees to make the engine smoother at high speeds! :old: Very thoughtful of Suzuki! ;)


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